The Bible For Dummies, Mini Edition [NOOK Book]

The Bible For Dummies, Mini Edition

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Overview

Get a glimpse inside one of the world's most influential books


This down-to-earth guide introduces you to the world's most studied book, the Bible. It provides an overview of the Good Book's story, explains the region where events took place, and provides insights into why the people and places of the Bible are still important today.


Open the book and find:





  • Where the Bible came from





  • How the Bible's books are organized





  • How Abraham came to be the father of three faiths





  • Profiles of major players in Judaism and Christianity





  • Facts about Jerusalem's role in the major religions


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118042755
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 56,055
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Geoghegan, PhD, and Michael Homan, PhD, have authored and coauthored numerous books and articles about the Bible.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.


About This Book.


Conventions Used in This Book.


Icons Used in This Book.


Where to Go from Here.


Chapter 1: From Moses to Modernity: Introducing the Good Book.


Tracing the Bible from Old Scrolls to Bestseller.


What is the Bible?


Where did the Bible come from?


How did we get the Bible?


Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls.


Fathoming the Importance of the Bible.


Finding a Translation You Like.


Literary versus literal translations.


Contemporary versus paraphrase.


Commentary versus unembellished.


Gender-specific versus gender-neutral.


The final step: "Playing the field" of Bible translations.


Chapter 2: Lights, Camera, Action! Previewing the Bible's Stage and Storyline.


Getting a Glimpse of the Biblical Stage.


Seeing a Preview of the Biblical Drama.


Starting with the saga of the Hebrew Bible.


Appreciating the action of the Apocrypha.


Watching the drama of the New Testament.


Chapter 3: The Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.


Abraham: Father of Many Nations and Faiths.


Abraham and Judaism.


Abraham and Christianity.


Ibrahim and Islam.


Jerusalem: City of Peace — and of Conflict.


Jerusalem in Judaism.


Jerusalem in Christianity.


Jerusalem in Islam.


Chapter 4: Meeting Some Biblical VIPs.


Adam and Eve.


Noah.


Abraham.


Moses.


David.


Elijah.


Isaiah.


Judah Maccabee.


Mary.


Jesus.


Peter.


Paul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2011

    Save your time

    I could not open it, and it only showed a blank page.

    19 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

    Don't Buy!!!! I also showed only a blank page. This needs to be fixed or removed.

    It opens, but there is nothing on the page. There is a table of contents, and you can change the page, but you're still only looking at blank pages.

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Nothing but blank pages!!! Don't buy!!Customer service was useless!!!

    I recently downloaded this book and had not tried to read it till today. Imagine my surprise when I found nothing but blank pages!! I called customer service 1-800-843-2665, which is routed through the Phillip!!! This is something you don't expect when purchasing a Nook from BN, had I know they out sourced I would have skipped the whole purchase!!! As useual the person was hard to understand and was no help!! He said he was able to successfully download this book on his nook and suggested I go somewhere with a strong WiFi signal, archive the book and then re-download. GREAT!! I'm homebound! I've not had this problem with any other download!! The problem lies with this book. I would like to have this book!!! True it was only .99 but it is .99 better in my pocket than wasted on a false promise. I will think twice about future downloads and check the reviews. This is a common problem with this book. I am not the only person to find NOTHING BUT BLANK PAGES!!! aND BEFORE i CAN POST THIS i HAVE TO RATE A BOOK THAT IS NOT THERE? VERY WELL, I'LL GIVE AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE CAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY GAVE ME!!!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    I have been unable to open this book on my Nook.

    I have been unable to open this book on my Nook. Appears to download but is of no use - can not access any pages within the book. Would like to give a zero.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK

    I'm supposed to have 40 pages. Shouldn't it take more than 40 pages to have all that's mentioned in the description?

    Besides, HOW DO YOU READ 40 BLANK PAGES???

    THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED, OR REFUNDS GIVEN.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2011

    Would love to use it

    My experience has been the same I have the new nook color and have never had any of the books open with blank pages it is surely a problem, only with this one book which I really would love to use. B&N suggested to archive the book then unarchive it but that isn't working either.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    Until the problem is solved I donot recommend.

    There is a problem with this book. It says I have downloaded it, but I can't find it in my nook. I would like to have this sample book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    Stop !! dont order yet... problem needs fixing...

    I also had the same problem with nothing on the page,yet it says it was shipped.. I have contacted B&N and awaiting a response..

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    Sort of fixed...

    I was unable to download at all, got an error message that 'Reader cannot open this type of book'; so it's sort of taken care of, but why is it still on the list of available titles?!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    Displayed only a blank page

    I agree with the other reviewers. The book opened to a blank page 1 and I could not advance to other pages. I easily received a refund from B&N. 0 starts for the book, but good service on the refund.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Anonymous

    So from what I hve readthis book is not promising! You can either get nothing for a book, or yoi can get a great helpful book. But either way, it is really .99 cents, or a dollor... So in my opinion, it is cheep and you can delete it easily. It cost hardly anything, so whats the fuss?!?!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    too limited information

    definitions only not worthwhile.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    its true, you only get a blank page. Do not buy.

    I just got my Nook last week and i'm still learning how to use it. Unfortunately, there seem to a few problems with diwnloads and synch-ing. This book is one of them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2012

    bible readers

    I really enjoy how they have a book like this. I'm a fan of the dummies series. This series helps so much with a partular book they have in the series like game books like sudoku. The rules to the game are very clearly understanding and all. I'm a typical sudoku fan. I actually have kakuro for dummies book as well. Once i got hooked on sudoku, i got hooked on kakuro. Kakuro is the next japanesse game to sudoku. I totally reccomend getting a dummies book on a partular subject like a game like sudoku, or even for traveling, THEY'RE PERFECT! I even have spanish for dummies, totally helps me learn how to speak the language perfectly like the time i vaacationed in mexico several years ago. There is spanish phrases for dummies as well, totally reccomend that as well.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Very Interesting!!!

    I have been in church all my life. I found it very interesting!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    You guys were right!

    I just got a sample and it said,"unable to puchase this book has already been purchased please check your libery,"and I checked my libery and the book wasn't there so don't buy it I am telling you don't buy it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Opened Fine!

    Just purchased this and there are NO blank pages. Great resource! (I have a Nook tablet).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Wow

    I am 12 and at my church i have this group called Smal Groups. And everyday after our youth service we talk about the sermon. Well my leader told us to get hks and read our scripture then read this and let me just tell ya it a helped tramendlously. You realy should read it.

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    Posted July 1, 2011

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