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100 Minute Bible [Paperback]

By Helen Jenkins (Illustrator) & Michael Hinton (Abridged by)
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Designed for people who do not have the time or tenacity to read the whole Bible, this volume features the principal stories of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the turbulent history of his nation, the Jews, and the beginning of the Christian church in the first century.

Publishers Description
The Bible must be the most popular yet least-read book in the world It looks so complex, so long, and in a language from a previous era. And yet it?'s the greatest story ever told, the ultimate love story, the biography of God himself. The 100-Minute Bible is designed for people who may not know very much about the Christian faith but want to know why the Bible is sopopular with two billion people around the world. The 100-Minute Bible is also for Christians who want to revisit the big picture. Read this and see the whole sweep of God?'s loving purpose for his world and all its people. So many people know about the Bible but so few have read it at all, let alone cover to distant cover. This version of the Bible has been written to bridge that gap. Most people will be able to read it in 100 minutes, making it the idealread for that upcoming journey, or for an enjoyable reading experience of enlightenment. The 100-Minute Bible enables people who are not familiar with the classic Bible to understand the basic story of the book that is the basis of the Christian faith. It is intended for people who might have an interest in Christianity but not the time (nor tenacity ) to read the 700,000+ words of the whole Bible. It picks out the principal stories of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the turbulent history of his nation, the Jews, and the beginnings of the Christian Church in the first century.

Community Description
Focusing on the life of Christ through Creation, Psalms, Noah, Jonah, the Gospels, and the early church, Hinton's condensed paraphrase of the Scriptures acts as a catalyst for those who may not know where to start with the complete Bible---and helps remind all believers of the "big picture" of God's plan! 57 pages, 4" x 8.25" softcover from FaithWorks.
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Item Specifications...

Studio: 100-Minute Press
Pages   57
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.14" Width: 4.84" Height: 0.12"
Weight:   0.18 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2006
Publisher   100 MINUTE PRESS
ISBN  0955132452  
ISBN13  9780955132452  
Color: Full Color
Point/Type Size: 0.00
Version: OTR

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Innovative resource! Very Good  Aug 6, 2009
Are you a Christian who wishes they knew the bible better? Are you someone who knows Christians, and are slightly curious about that famous book that Christians read? Are you a seasoned bible reader who wants a succint summary of the overall big picture of the bible, in a pocket sized format?

If you are any of those, I'll bet that you benefit greatly from this little gem of a book. I was (still am) in the first category, but anyone who belongs to the latter two should also eat up this book.

It's basically a summary of the biblical story, from start to finish. Being so short, the authors need to focus in on the most important parts of the Bible in the context of the whole Christian story. And that they do, by spending a disproportionate amount of time of Jesus' life relative to the amount of pages in the Bible itself. However, do not fear- the key stories from the Old testament are explained as well, with references at the bottom of each page to the relevant chapters of the Bible to which they refer.

For an easy, succint, pocket sized big picture overview of the Bible look no further- THIS is it! Highly Recommended. And cheap too. And last but not least- it actually lives up to it's title- I read it within 100 minutes, and I think most people would get it done in that timeframe or thereabouts.

If anyone is looking to go a little further in their bible reading and gain a better understanding of how to make sense of the Bible, I'd recommend following this book up by reading Scot McKnight's The Blue Parakeet.
Great Introduction to the Bible  Jun 23, 2009
If you just want a brief introduction to the content of the Bible this is the book for you.
The 100-Minute Bible  Jun 5, 2008
I am not a religious person but I enjoy a good debate every once in a while and religion always seems to pop up now and then. And.. every time it does i shy away because I know NOTHING! Well I KNEW nothing.. The 100-minute bible is a wonderful way to "read" the bible without reading it.. It is pretty much ESSENTIAL for those of us who are not religious but still would like to know what we are talking about when confronted. It moves very quickly which was awkward at first but you get used to it. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who has wanted to understand the bible but will never have time to read it. I suppose I would also recommend this book for parents who would like to teach their children about the bible. I remember my grandma used to read us passages out of the bible when my brother and I were younger and we had NO idea what was going on.. The 100-Minute Bible puts everything into easy to understand chapters. Regardless of who you are or what you are into this book is not a waste of money. P.S. the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is due to the fact that occasionally the author tries to cram too much information into too few sentences and it gets confusing.. but read it one more time through and you got it!
-Casey Jane!
Buy this Product  Mar 25, 2008
Really liked it. I bought even more for some of my friends who were intreged by it.
Sound Silly? It's not! This handy paperback is a great little tool for Bible Study  Mar 4, 2008
I'll admit it. After decades of covering the realm of religion as a journalist, I thought I'd seen just about every style of Bible imaginable -- even Bibles reduced to microdots on credit-card-sized rectangles of plastic!

So, when I heard that Chronicle Books was releasing "The 100-Minute Bible," I thought I'd take a look -- and likely have a chuckle.

Then, while sitting in on a Bible-study group recently, I spread out a whole series of new-style Bibles for the men and women in the group to examine. The "100-Minute Bible" was an unexpected hit! These busy people immediately "got" what I had missed at first glance -- they were fascinated by this helpful little window that looks out over "the big picture" of the Bible.

That's the phrase used to describe the accomplishment of this slim blue volume, prepared by former English school headmaster Michael Hinton (who has changed professions and now is an Anglican priest).

Word of clarification: The title of this paperback refers to the Christian Bible, not just the Hebrew scriptures. So, summaries of "The Old Testament" are Christian interpretations of those books. But, understand that about the book, you can judge your own interest. Christians likely will enjoy it and find it useful.

Having now spent the full 100 minutes with this "Bible" myself, I agree with the Bible-study group that liked the idea of the book so much. It's like taking a flight in a small plane high over the landscape of the Bible's lengthy narrative -- until we can glimpse the whole thing below us at a glance.

Obviously, it'll never replace the original, but it easily could be passed around in Bible-study groups to remind the class of what this book calls "the central Christian story" involved in the far bigger Bible.

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