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Posted October 23, 2011
Good content but
This material is of decent quality and helpful. However it should be in any decent study bible. Also in the Nook format, the main reason I bought it - the maps- some are unreadable. We should be able to open and zoom pictures in Nookbooks.
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Posted December 17, 2012
Probably a great print book. Not good as a nook book. Can't zoom
Probably a great print book. Not good as a nook book. Can't zoom in the maps. Most maps unreadable. Totally disappointed. A waste of money.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 18, 2010
Must read for anyone wanting to understand the Bible
Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts 3rd Edition is a must have for any serious student of the Bible. This book is a fantastic resource that breaks down the Bible by book with maps, pictures, and history of each. It also offers a breakdown of the message of each book with comparison to other books on occasion. I loved the maps of the journeys of the patriarchs and from Exodus and the harmony of the Gospels. The pictures of places now really help make the stories I've read come to life now that I have a physical location to place them in. All the maps and charts are also downloadable online and can be reproduced as well. This book's data really brings the Bible to life. It's a book, just like the Bible, that I will never truly be finished reading because of all of the information included.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A must-have for all teachers and preacher of the Bible.
Oh my, how I LOVE this book! As a Homeschool Mom, Teacher of Bible History, & Olympian Club Teacher I couldn't wait to get ahold of these maps. I was so happily surprised to find that the book also included detailed outlines of each book of the Bible, which has become invaluable in my Bible History Class. This resource is a great value considering that it also includes downloadable pdfs of each map! Each book of the Bible is covered with a section that informs about; the author, dates, themes & literary structure, & other important topics. I especially liked the tabernacle diagrams, the "Placement of Tribes in the Israelite Encampment", a chart describing the "Pagan God's of Egypt" (Which really helped my students understand the plagues at a different level!), detailed charts on "The Levitical Offerings", a chart on "The Harmony of the Gospels", and the various full-color pictures. This book has opened up Bible study to me in so many ways. The one con I did find, there some Scriptural inaccuracies, but if you are a careful reader you will catch them. My Dad, a Pastor, took one look through it and has already bought his own copy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 8, 2010
Wonderful biblical reference book
In addition to charts and maps, this book contains an outline, description and summary of each book of the Bible. It is thorough and is a good companion book to introduce someone to the Bible. I was quite impressed with this book, as it is packed with information. It is well written and very organized.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Having been to Israel for the first time recently, I especially appreciated the maps, which helped explain biblical events. In addition, I found each book's outline to be carefully written. Charts were helpful and sometimes made comparisons which were new to me.
This book was so helpful I am sure I will reach for it again and again, especially when beginning a study of a book. I highly recommend this excellent biblical reference book.
Posted March 1, 2010
A great bible reference for a deeper understanding of the time, place, and events surrounding the books of the Bible
Before beginning a new book of the Bible, I've started a habit of picking up Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts. This book has exceeded my expectations by providing the background information of the period, book, characters, timeframe, and controversies I can expect to read about. The maps and charts help me to visualize the information presented.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
If there is a Bible with this included to the extent provided in Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts I would be very interested in purchasing it. At 470 pages, this book is packed with information that visual learners like myself can easily absorb.
For each book, the authors have laid out the following structure:
Themes and Literary Structure
Book at a Glance Chart
All of this is interspersed with photographs, maps, charts, and diagrams. The authors have done and excellent job of remaining consistent and clear throughout the presentation. I'm gladly adding this to my home library and recommend this to everyone striving for a deeper understanding of the Bible.
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Posted February 18, 2010
My new favorite reference book!
I got this book a couple of weeks ago and I haven't been able to put it down. It arrived as I was finishing Job in my chronological reading plan of the Bible this year. I read The Message several months ago and it was the first time I've read the Bible straight through - or at any length really. It raised a lot of questions for me and sparked my interest in a chronological Bible. After a few gaps in time and such, I had a lot of questions about when things happened and why, etc... this book couldn't have come at a better time. I flipped right to Job and from there to the remaining chapters. I love that the book has charts that show the reign of kings, lineage charts, maps, etc... and almost everything you would want to know. This is one that I have been keeping next to my bed with my Bible and I absolutely love it. For anyone that has an interest in truly studying the Bible, this would be a nice companion book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 18, 2010
Great Companion Book
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"Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts" makes a great resource for any person with a desire for a deeper study of God's Word. The book, complete with maps, photos, and outlines, would make a great textbook for most Bible courses, especially classes that overview either the Old Testament or Old Testament or classes that focus on the geography of the Bible.
While the reference book doesn't include as much geological background as it could, it does exactly what it's title promise: It delivers easy-to-understand maps and charts. Each chapter covers a specific book of the Bible and includes resources such as outlines of the book, maps of geographical locations in the book, and information on the author, date, themes, and literary structure of the book. Depending on the book being covered, the chapter may include more details on the book, as well.
The majority of the material appears in the Old Testament sections, so, the book could use some more extensive coverage on New Testament books. Then again, the shorter the book covered, the shorter the coverage. That makes enough sense. Still, while "Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts" provides plenty of simple material that lays the Bible out clearly, it's not a deep theological explanation of books. It's book introductions could come right out of a teen's study Bible. Ultimately, the books makes a great companion for a Bible class or the study of the Bible, but doesn't stand completely on its own. It has its use, but its much like a lot of other sources on the market.
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Posted February 16, 2010
An indepth Bible Study guide
Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, third edition, is an amazing study guide to add to your collection. With reproducible maps and charts that span the entirety of the whole Bible, this books makes an excellent study guide. Each chapter is divided into sections including author, date, themes & literary structure, each of those also contain sub categories, making this guide easy to use. Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, third edition, also contains timelines, color photos, and much more to enhance your Biblical studies.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I found that I could not put this book down once I opened it, there was so much information. I found that the temple diagrams, timelines, and genealogy was most fascinating. This amazing book would be helpful to those who are both studying the Bible for personal knowledge and those who are Biblical studies. I would recommend Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, third edition to everyone who has an interest in furthering their knowledge of the Bible. A great edition to your weekly Bible study, as well as the perfect gift to give.
Posted February 6, 2010
Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts
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I was so excited about getting this book. As soon as I requested it, I couldn't wait for it to come in.
The book is divided by the books of the Bible. Each section contains a brief overview in one or two paragraphs. Then, the author, date, and literary themes and structure are discussed. Multiple views are presented and taken into consideration if there is disagreement about any of these factors. Then, the book is presented "at a glance," which divides the book into different themes and subjects covered. A very detailed outline of the book is broken down.
Other features include summaries of major events and characters in each book. Also, of course, are the maps and charts. The maps portray information relevant to the events in the book. For example, in Exodus is a map of the route that the Israelites took out of Egypt, wandering in the wilderness. In Joshua, a map is included of the Israelites' conquest of Canaan. The charts are good for comparing the events in the book to other portions of the Bible. For example, there is a chart comparing some of the main women of the Bible.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a pretty easy and quick read. I read the 450 pages in a week. I felt like the book provided a good snapshot view of each book of the Bible. It also did a very good job of relating different parts of the Bible to each other. For example, it pointed out the parts of the Jewish law that foreshadowed the coming of Christ and the establishment of the church.
There were also a few negative points to the book. However, it was nothing major. Some of the charts were a little difficult to read because a key wasn't included. For example, in one chart, there were numbers in parentheses, but no where did it explain what those numbers meant. There were also quite a few typographical errors, which isn't necessarily a review of the content in and of itself, but I noticed it nonetheless. And it wasn't terrible. But I probably wouldn't have noticed if it had only been one or two, but I did notice a handful.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book because it is a very good reference to add to your general Bible study. It is good at providing a background to the books that we are so familiar with, but don't always think about what is going on that wasn't recorded.
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Posted February 5, 2010
Need a good book on bible maps and charts?
Time for another Booksneeze review!
This one is of Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts (third edition). It's a collection of all the maps and charts that are in Nelson Bibles. Now, before you write this book off as boring or type-Aish, I think you should finish reading the review! Not only is this a collection of helpful charts and maps, but it is an overview of each book of the Bible- the possible author(s), dates, themes, literary structures, outlines, and pictures too!
When reviewing this book, I perused the entire thing, but focused specifically on Isaiah because I spent a semester studying a chunk of it in my Old Testament class last semester. For those interested in a book like this, you should know that this book may tend to land on the conservative side of debatable issues, BUT that it gives the other side credit too.
I loved the attitude of the introduction of this book. They say that this is NOT just a book to sit on a shelf as a "reference" tool. Instead, they want you to freely copy and pass along information and charts to friends in a study group or your students in the classroom. To help in this, they also make all the charts and maps free for download at www.thomasnelson.com/MapsandCharts.
This book would be a very helpful tool for those teaching introduction courses in the Bible, or for anyone who likes to see visual representations in order to better understand stories and concepts. I, for one, am a very visual learner, and would have found this book incredibly helpful last semester in Old Testament. Thankfully this book came in time for me to use it in my New Testament class starting on Monday!
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Posted May 15, 2011
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