Apr 7, 2011
The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone
With a highly readable and colorful narrative, The Story of the Bible covers in a sweeping panorama the writing and transmission of the Bible through the ages. The writing of the Old and New Testaments, the canonization of the Scriptures, and stories of those who gave their lives to make the Bible available in common language—all are reported clearly and reverently with the power of anecdotal illustrations. Readers encounter page after page of engaging illustrations set in a highly designed journey chock-full of removable documents.
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The Story of the Bible is a coffee table type of book, and one that instantly became a treasured part of our family book collection. This book is hard cover, extremely high quality, and filled with 23 life-sized pull-out pages reproduced from the world's most important Bibles. There are over 90 full-color illustrations, numerous time lines and fascinating historical facts and stories.
The Story of the Bible is easy to read, and takes the reader from the very beginning of time and through to the end of the earth. It shows how timeless the word of God is, and how it is applicable to every generation and for every century.
I found this quote very interesting: "When Ken Taylor asked his children questions after reading the Bible, they would just shrug their shoulders. But when he explained what he had read by paraphrasing the Bible, "they knew the answers," and those paraphrases led to his producing The Living Bible. When Billy Graham offered it to his listeners, it became a bestseller, eventually selling more than forty million copies."
If you have ever wondered about the history of The Bible and the many different translations, check out this amazing book. It will answer many questions that you didn't even think to ask!
I received a complimentary copy of The Story of the Bible through Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review.