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The Bible Brief:: A Compact Summary Off The 66 Books That Changed The World ? A Bible Study & Reference Aid (Spotlight On) (Volume 4) Paperback – December 6, 2012
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From the Author
The Importance of Bible Study
In my own opinion, Bible Study is something that every Christian should be involved in, and indeed it should not be regarded as a chore, but rather an exciting journey into the Bible and what God has to say to us as individuals. Studying the Scriptures, whether in the form of a daily reading program, or indeed with the aid of a Bible Summary book, is one way to discern the will of God for any number of situations that may arise in our own life.
The Bible is a 'warts and all' look at how God has dealt with mankind since the beginning of creation, and is as relevant today as ever it was in ancient times. What does The Lord think about marriage or homosexuality, adultery or theft, sex before marriage or even debt and lending? You can only find out by either studying the Bible yourself - or trusting the 'learned opinion' of others.
In The Bible Brief, each book of the Bible is summarised in a concise easy to read form, making it a perfect choice for a quick overview of the individual books, perhaps before a full-on Bible Study by groups or individuals. Summaries - no matter what the subject - are never a replacement for the details works that they cover, and this applies to The Bible Brief in particular. This is a work intended to make light reading of what can be a particularly heavy subject, and should be regarded as an introduction or overview of the most read book on the planet - The Bible.
About the Author
Born in to a family of nine children, James was soon thrown into the deep end of providing 'value for money' for his parents by growing vegetables - along with keeping chickens, geese, turkeys and everything else associated with a small farm. He is a great enthusiast of Raised bed gardening, and growing vegetables in containers.
A builder/joiner to trade, James also studied for the ministry through Bible College in England,and has been involved in "Christian things" for many years.
Hobbies include Fly fishing, growing vegetables, playing guitar and D.I.Y. Oh of course,...writing!
Writing has become his main passion these days,and he especially loves to write from his own experiences, that includes anything from gardening to building to Bible studies - The 'Spotlight on the Prophets' series, and The Bible Brief, a Bible Summary / study book, being just two examples of the latter books.
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Each chapter contains a few facts about the book of the Bible, some random quotes with no apparent reason for their selection, and the author's commentary. Important points on what each book is about are not provided. Instead, we usually get the author's opinion on current events and culture.
There are countless punctuation errors in this book. The formatting is also unacceptable. I can't believe the author or publisher allowed this to go to print.
I'm only giving this "book" two stars because it at least serves as something of a minimal factbook about the Bible. However, since no one could be bothered to proofread this book before publishing then we can't trust them to fact-check any of the information wherein.
It's like they published a first draft of this book rather than a serious attempt to summarize the Bible.