Saturday, January 7, 2012

Book Review: The Story of the Bible


"The fascinating history of its writing, translation, & effect on civilization."
By Larry Stone

This book is a beautiful masterpiece, visually appealing and thoroughly covering the history of the greatest Book ever to be written: the Word of God. I was not expecting it to be so large or of such high-quality printing and design. Each page is beautifully laid out, and many full-color illustrations are included. I'll openly admit that I am not enough of a Biblical scholar or historian to vouch for the accuracy of the text - I'll leave that to those who know more - but regardless this is a book that I enjoyed looking through.

But my favorite part (and a fun surprise, since I didn't know the book had this feature!) is the envelopes scattered throughout the book, holding removable pages: replicas of ancient editions of the Bible. It's fascinating to hold them and study in detail the different styles of writing and printing. Inside the covers is printed a detailed timeline to set each of the major events in order. For anyone who appreciates hands-on learning, this is a fabulous resource! I can't think of a better way to really learn the amazing story of God's Word down through the years.

I would highly recommend this as a resource for any homeschool family or church library, as well as for any Bible student. It's also a great look at the advancement of writing styles and printing techniques over the centuries, and as such would be of special interest to art and media students. It makes a lovely coffee table book, too!

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