A Little Book about the Big Book

A Little Book about the Big Book

by Jason Boyett
     
 

A Little Book About the Big Book

An new guide to the original good book, focusing on the fascinating, touching, off-beat, unusual, and the downright bizarre aspects of the Bible.

Jason Boyett (Amarillo, TX) is a former copywriter and creative director in the advertising/marketing industry whose work regularly appears in publications like Relevant

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A Little Book About the Big Book

An new guide to the original good book, focusing on the fascinating, touching, off-beat, unusual, and the downright bizarre aspects of the Bible.

Jason Boyett (Amarillo, TX) is a former copywriter and creative director in the advertising/marketing industry whose work regularly appears in publications like Relevant magazine, Christian Single, and TrueU.org. He has written for Salon.com, Paste, ChristianityToday.com, Ministries Today, and other national publications. He has been featured on international programs airing on the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel, including its recent broadcast of Mysteries of the Garden of Eden.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Boyett (Pocket Guide to the Apocalypse) packs a surprising amount of information into this little guide. With humor always at the ready, he dashes through a glossary of biblical terms, a list of key characters and a summary of every book of the Bible. The introduction kicks off with a nod to the difficulties of biblical interpretation and a few of the less-than-stellar movements it helped inspire ("The Bible has motivated its readers to tend the sick.... It also motivated the Crusades"). This forthright tone continues throughout, though Boyett clearly writes from an evangelical perspective. The guide also includes an interesting history of the English Bible and summary of translations. Younger readers who would like to be more familiar with the biblical text will appreciate Boyett's tone, while older readers who have been in the church most of their lives will learn-or be reminded of-many things along the way. The book has a few weaknesses: the endless list of books and biblical events gets tedious; readers may have benefited more from thematic summaries. And there are a few references those outside the church won't understand. But overall, the guide is well written, fun and brief-which, when you're attempting to summarize the entire Bible, is quite an accomplishment. (June 6) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976817543
Publisher:
Charisma Media
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
191
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Dean Nelson
I usually don't laugh out loud when I read the Bible--or even stuff about the Bible--but Jason Boyett had me laughing all the way through this book. Laughs aside, the Pocket Guide is well researched and documented, instructive and insightful.
—Dean Nelson, co-author of The Power of Serving Others
Chriss Yambar
Informative, thoughtful, humorous in all the right places; and best of all, it's smartly written!
—Chris Yambar, Bart Simpson Comics, Mr. Beat creator
Andrew Osenga
Jason's first Pocket Guide left me shaking my head with a grin and a healthy appetite for more of his writing. This new book exceeded my expectations. Reading it is like staying up late with that old friend from seminary. He just won't shut up, and you're not about to ask him to, cause you're loving every second of it.
—Andrew Osenga, singer/songwriter Caedmon's Call
Lauren Sandler
Leads us through the Bible like Jon Stewart leads viewers through the day's news.
—Lauren Sandler, author and New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, and Village Voice contributor
Terry Esau
Jason Boyett dips the King James into a cultural vat of theological salsa. One bite and you know this ain't your grandpa's Bible.
—Terry Esau, author of Surprise Me

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