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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 660 pages
  • Publisher: Regal Books; 2 Revised edition (September 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830718931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830718931
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Henrietta Mears's classic handbook on the Holy Bible has stood the test of time for over half-a-century, and now it finally gets an audio treatment, providing comprehensive overviews of all 66 books. Along the way, she does more than simply state biblical facts; she also offers applications and extrapolations culled from her years of experience as a Sunday school teacher. Kelly Dolan's and Anna-Lisa Horton's voices set off individual chapters, with Dolan carrying his parts off without a hitch. Horton's warm Australian accent and pronunciations sometimes contradict Dolan's. Still, the use of two distinct readers keeps the flow of the book moving. With such a varied tome as the Bible, the listener will enjoy the freshness of each new chapter's reader." 
S.M.M. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

From the Back Cover

With more than 500 full-color photos, illustrations, maps and charts, What the Bible Is All About® is the most interesting and user-friendly Bible handbook ever! A perfect introduction to the Bible for new believers, yet this valuable resource is comprehensive enough for pastors, Sunday School teachers and seminary students. You will appreciate the easy-to-use, visually engaging format as you witness the Bible unfold before your eyes. Discover What the Bible Is All About®—the world’s best-selling Bible handbook!
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Henrietta C. Mears was one of the great Bible teachers of the 20th century. While Christian Education Director at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, she built one of the largest Sunday Schools in the world and wrote curriculum that was in such high demand that to publish it she founded Gospel Light in 1933. Such notable Christian leaders as Richard C. Halverson, Luis Evans, Jr. and Bill Bright were among her students. Miss Mears developed "cradle-to-grave" age-appropriate curriculum, published a new style of Vacation Bible School, and lent her support to distributing Gospel materials around the world.

"There is no magic in small plans. When I consider my ministry, I think of the world. Anything less than that would not be worthy of Christ nor of His will for my life." -Henrietta C. Mears

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This is an excellent bible resource book.
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Just when you thought you knew it all....then along comes this great book.
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This book has tremediously helped me understand God's word.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Caz on October 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is a perennial favourite for Bible students and well it should be - Ms. Mears accomplished something in her day that likely hasn't been matched since, and did it when the field of theology was dominated almost exclusively by men. Such fact attests that this book was divinely inspired. When one begins to read through the text, they'll sense that divine guidance!
The book is "a broad overview to help the reader see the Bible as a cohesive whole... how the books of the Bible fit together to form the entire Word of God."
If you're a bible student, brand new to study or seasoned, this is one of those must-have study titles for your library. Mears systematically walks through the Scriptures, giving a history of the times covered in the writings, spiritual insights and interpretations into the text, and application for everyday living. Her easy writing manner and style lend an exquisite charm and engages the reader to have interaction with the scriptures being dissected and discussed.
Not sure you should sit 'under' the teachings of a woman? Think again and join the ranks of Billy Graham, Bill Bright and Richard Halverson, who count among those whom she mentored, trained and tutored on the Word.
Can't recommend this one highly enough. Be blessed.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 15, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book was obviously written by someone who LOVES the scriptures and has been wonderfully blessed with the gift of conveying simple truths that we too often obfuscate. I have been teaching through the Minor Prophets in my Women's Bible study and have found this book of tremendous assistance. Do you desire to know what the Bible is all about? Then *this* is the book for you!
Grace and Peace . . .
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mariah on October 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book has tremediously helped me understand God's word. I recommend this book for new Christians and to anyone who reads the Bible but, just can not grasp what it is trying to say.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is the best layman's Bible study book I've ever read. It is packed full of amazing insights, and it shows how the individual books of the Bible all fit together to complement each other and emphasize certain basic themes. My suggestion is: READ THIS BOOK. It will change the way you think about the Bible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Butler on May 22, 2007
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Easy to read, well organized, and interesting book that explains each book of the bible. Provides information that if read before reading the book in the bible makes the book so much more understandable. Also, is a good review if the bible book has not been read for awhile. Mary jo
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is an overview of the Bible, kept interesting by Ms. Mears down-to-earth writing style. She has sprinkled enough "tidbits" thoughout the chapters to make the Biblical characters come to life and give the reader new insights into this Most Holy of Books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bubba Hondo on November 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
Overall, the book is well presented and breaks down not just each book in the Bible, but also the topics or teachings from each book. I found it very thorough (though this is not to be confused with a Biblical history text) with enough information to keep perspectives of timelines and order of events in our history. Specifically, she explained very well the times of the prophets and possible relationships to one another. Mrs. Mears is clearly a dispensationalist regarding eschatology (study of the end times). Meaning, she believes that prophecy is interpreted in a specific way with which I disagree. I do not think this detracts from her Biblical knowledge or that she has a saving faith in any way; I just want potential readers to know this in advance that her book espouses a specific view of prophecy and the end times. I find the book very good and helpful overall.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 16, 2000
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I have had my copy of this book for several years not and have found it to be instructive and inspiring, comforting and challenging. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to learn more about Scripture, regardless of religious affiliation or educational level.
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