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5.0 out of 5 stars POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIBLE - Be Informed
In A POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIBLE, after reading how the Bible came to be, the types of literature found within, and 'where to find' all the most important events in the Bible, Dr. Scott Hahn has given us a description for each of the Books of the Bible in a 'little' book so small that you can literally carry it in a pocket or handbag. I have them at home, in the car and in...
Published on July 27, 2009 by Terry Fenwick

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1.0 out of 5 stars Too short to be a useful guide
For the price, this book should be about twice as long as it is. Given the brevity, "Guide" is really an overstatement (Hahn "summarizes" all the books of the Bible in about 20 very short pages). If you want a pocket-sized book about the Bible, this is it. If you want a short, useful guide to the Bible, don't buy this book.
Published on February 10, 2010 by Papa Bear


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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIBLE - Be Informed, July 27, 2009
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Terry Fenwick (Half Moon Bay, CA) - See all my reviews
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In A POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIBLE, after reading how the Bible came to be, the types of literature found within, and 'where to find' all the most important events in the Bible, Dr. Scott Hahn has given us a description for each of the Books of the Bible in a 'little' book so small that you can literally carry it in a pocket or handbag. I have them at home, in the car and in my book bag. Priced so economically, it is a great little gift for anyone. Personally, I buy them 10 at a time just to have them for last minute gifts! They fit in a 'greeting' card envelope with the card!

For Catholics, the Deuterocanonical books are clearly defined; for Protestants, that information is not wasted, as they will want to know what those 7 books are about when they speak with their Catholic friends.

Two examples for you - one for the Old Testament book of JOB and one for the New Testament book of 2 Thessalonians

JOB asks the most difficult question in all of philosophy: why do good people suffer? Job is prosperous and serves God faithfully. Satan, acting as a prosecutor in God's court, predicts that Job will curse God if he loses all his blessings. So Job loses everything, but he still will not curse God. However, he also refuses to admit that his downfall was the result of his sin, even when his friends try to persuade him to confess his unknown sin and pray to God for forgiveness. In he end, God himself vindicates Job, but Job can never hope to understand the reasons for his suffering. The wisdom and power of God are infinite and unsearchable.

2 Thessalonians reinforces the themes of 1 Thessalonians, clarifying teaching on Christ's return, and exhorting Christians to live orderly, normal lives of diligent work. He reminds them to hold fast to what they have been taught, either by writing or orally.

All the books are explained this clearly. Both younger and older people will treasure this book. There are many more helps in this POCKET GUIDE TO THE BIBLE. I just measured it and it is not even 1/16th of an inch thick.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Overview of the Bible, September 13, 2008
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Dr. Scott Hahn has done Catholics (and anyone seeking greater understanding) a great service by writing this pocket guide to the Bible. It is small enough to carry around with you, but packed with tons of useful information on the most sacred book of Christians.
The book is organized in a very usable manner, what the Bible is, what its made up of,who wrote it,how it relates to the Church, how to understand the Bible, a reading program for reading the Bible, an overview of all the books that make up the Bible, and an excellent topical reference section in the back of this compact 80 page book. This like the other Pocket Guide's published by Our Sunday Visitor are the perfect solution for those who want a quick update or explanation of the the Catholic Faith. A Pocket Guide to Catholic Apologetics andA Pocket Guide to Purgatory (A Pocket Guide to) (A Pocket Guide to) by Patrick Madrid offer great tools for those seeking the Biblical background of the Faith, Dr. Peter Kreeft's A Pocket Guide to The Meaning of Life (Pocket Guide Series)gives an insightful teaching on what life is all about, Fr. George Kosicki's A Pocket Guide to Divine Mercy (A Pocket Guide to)presents the most popular devotion to arise within the Catholic Church during the last century and finally my own contributions to the series A Pocket Guide to the Mass and A Pocket Guide to Confessionseek to answer all the questions that someone might have about both Sacraments.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Guide to the Bible by Scott Hahn is very good, October 15, 2008
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Pocket Guide to the Bible by Scott Hahn is very good. It is a very concise overview of the Bible, and it is written by a scholarly, Bible-based person who knows what he is talking about.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE SCOTT HAHN, September 30, 2008
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NICE AND CONCISE.Scott Hahn is an exellent resource for finding the truth and developing your spiritual life! He's a wealth of information!
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet, September 5, 2008
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An easy yet thorough read of what the Bible is and is not from an authoritative professor of scripture. It can be read quickly over the course of an hour or two. It's an excellent primer for the novice. I like the last few pages with topical references. I have already given this book away!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, May 26, 2010
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Great to carry in your purse to read when waiting in line at post office or grocery store or while waiting at the Dr's office.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A convenient bible guide for Catholics, March 15, 2010
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Peter Caldwell (Northern Territory, Australia) - See all my reviews
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This book is very much worth reading and keeping in your library if you're a committed Catholic who wants to understand the scriptual basis of your faith
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bible Overview, January 31, 2010
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Easy read, concise and to the point. Great starting guide for understanding the Bible.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful pocket bible, December 10, 2009
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This is a very compact little book that is full of information about the bible. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with purchase and would highly recommend, May 12, 2014
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Great price. Very pleased with purchase and would highly recommend to anyone. As you can see I love reading and I really look forward to having this tool.
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