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Overview Interesting to read and easy to consult, The Complete Guide to the Bible is a reliable, jargon-free handbook for average people who want to better understand the entire Bible. Captivating writing along with beautifully designed and illustrated pages entice readers into the book and keep them lingering throughout its 512 pages. This latest project from Steve Miller, author of the best-selling Who's Who and Where's Where in the Bible, provides both the big-picture view of the whole Bible and its individual books, as well as fascinating detail on particular passages and topics.
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Library Journal Supplements - 11/15/2007 page 21
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Studio: Barbour Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.9" Height: 1.1" Weight: 2.06 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2007
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Bible Reference Library
ISBN 1597893749 ISBN13 9781597893749
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen M. Miller
Stephen M. Miller is the bestselling author of Who's Who and Where's Where in the Bible (Retailer's Choice Award for best nonfiction book of the year), The Complete Guide to the Bible (400,000 copies sold), and many other books, which have sold over a million copies. He and his wife, Linda, live in Kansas and have two adult children.
Stephen M. Miller was born in 1952.
Stephen M. Miller has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Complete Guide To The Bible: Complete Guide To The Bible?
Outstanding book! May 9, 2008
I love everything about this book! The layout is great - the information provided is done in an 'easy to understand' format - It gives historical background information which makes the Bible just 'pop' with new information. It covers each book from Gen-Rev. Has very cool photos, maps, illustrations. Up-to-date - easy to understand - BUY ONE!
I LOVE this author's books! Apr 20, 2008
This is yet another book from Stephen M. Miller to find a permanent place in my Bible resource library. It is sophisticated, yet simple all at the same time. Often, books on the Bible are, frankly, boring and seem to drag on to the point I often abandon reading them despite honorable intentions.
This one includes beautiful, colored illustrations that spark your imagination and transport you back thousands of years ago.
The word "complete" aptly describes this book as it covers Genesis through Revelation. Every book includes a summarization of Main Point, Writer, Date and Location.
I love, love, love the generous number of short, colorful vignettes all along the way that catch your interest and provide all sorts of Bible "cool to knows".
While easy to read, this book gives you the "nitty gritty" details, but always comes back to the big picture and important take-a-ways. The author asks us intriguing questions to ponder while sharing the differing, common day answers according to today's theologians.
This book tops my list to give as a gift for friends and family no matter what point they are in their Christian journey.
An Excellent Bible Study Reference Mar 12, 2008
Stephen Miller's book was written to be "an easy-reading Bible reference book." Anyone who loves to read and study the Bible will find this reference source a treasure. Written in clear, understandable language, each book of the Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) is presented with a description of the books' context (main point, writer, date, location), important characters, and exposition of selected scriptures and topics. Ancillary features include helpful charts, colorful pictures and artwork, and sidebars explicating terms, events, concepts, etc. found in each book. I give it "two-thumbs up" and recommend it for personal Bible study libraries, and for academic libraries whose institutions support curriculum in Biblical Studies, as an introduction for beginning students.
Innovative, Colorful Guide to Bible Feb 9, 2008
Stephen M. Miller keeps a streak alive of writing some of the most innovative, colorful, and basic guides available for Bible study. The Complete Guide to the Bible presents book by book synopses introduced by Main Point, Writer, Date, Location from Genesis through Revelation.
The concept and the writing are guided by the author's imperative: "I didn't write this for folks who understand Christian jargon. I wrote it for curious people who have more questions about the Bible than answers." Thus we find manna and quail that sustained the Jews in the wilderness described as "fast food from heaven," the tabernacle as a "mobile worship center," the Psalms as "singing the blues for God," among many other descriptions and concepts using modern language from daily life.
Throughout one finds fascinating details about Bible times, an abundance of beautiful artwork, numerous cross references and a magnificent index. While aimed at the Bible study novice, I predict that the more experienced purchasing this volume for beginner friends and loved ones will become so taken when browsing before gift wrapping that they will add a copy to their own libraries. There is plenty of substance here for Bible students at all levels.
A Brilliant Bible Companion Guide Jan 29, 2008
I have been studying the Bible for nearly 40 years and have all of the best guides to the Bible I know of on my bookshelf. I would NOT be without this one! This book is like having a knowledgeable friend, "talk you through" the scriptures: simply explaining what otherwise may be complex, thoughtfully challenging common assumptions, convincingly answering difficult questions and, most importantly, boldly asserting divine authorship. Like sunshine, Miller's Complete Guide to the Bible helps to, "clear the fog." I will recommend it to everyone who attends my BibleLEARN seminars. I only wish it would have been available four decades ago! - Dr. Al Gossan Jr., D. Lit., Religious Education