Excellent overview of the Bible,
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This review is from: The Bible--God's Word for the Biblically-Inept (Paperback)
I highly recommend using this book for your first pass through the Bible. The Bible is not an easy work to read cover to cover. Genesis is a great story, but you need some contextual background to understand really being discussed in the first part of history. If you're lucky enough to get to Numbers, you could find yourself distracted by other pursuits and go no further. By following this overview and reading the related scriptures, you are directed to the key points that make the scriptures relevant and understand how the books of the Bible relate to each other. After you have completed this approach, then you can proceed onto tackling the whole Bible, or going deeper into specific books with other references.
Right now, I'm taking a Jr/Sr High School group though The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, an excellent chronological review of the Bible. This other work is available for differnt age groups.