The Lion Guide to the Bible

The Lion Guide to the Bible

by Peter Walker
     
 

Accessible, engaging, and authoritative, this handsome hardback is full of color illustrations, maps, and helpful charts, bringing the story of God's dealings with his people vividly to life
 
After a helpful introductory section on the nature and composition of the Bible and how to read it, this handsome hardback takes the reader on an in-depth

Overview

Accessible, engaging, and authoritative, this handsome hardback is full of color illustrations, maps, and helpful charts, bringing the story of God's dealings with his people vividly to life
 
After a helpful introductory section on the nature and composition of the Bible and how to read it, this handsome hardback takes the reader on an in-depth and illuminating tour through all 66 books, sketching the principal themes, detailing the main characters, and highlighting memorable passages or verses. Also including a quick and handy fact-finder, issues requiring more detailed attention are highlighted in boxes grouped together towards the back in order not to interrupt the narrative flow.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A fine piece of work . . . the scholarship informing it is first-class . . . It's a gem."  —Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury on In the Steps of Jesus
Regent College - J. I. Packer
"Well-written and beautifully illustrated, this very attractive volume will prove an excellent resource."
former Archbishop of Canterbury - George Carey
"Dr. Walker opens the riches of the Bible in an accessible and intelligent way."
Wycliffe Hall, Oxford - Michael Green
"Peter Walker has the enviable gift of knowing a lot but producing it with great clarity and simplicity. This is a magnificent guide."
Jim Belcherr
"Attempting each week as a pastor to freshly communicate the riches of the Bible, I have found no more helpful guide than Peter Walker. His insights are profound, his interest in the Bible is contagious, and the graphs, photos and famous paintings bring the Bible alive like no book I have seen before. This is a key resource for pastors and parishioners alike who are serious about understanding the context and message of the Bible."
Library Journal
Walker (New Testament & biblical theology, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, UK; Jesus and His World) offers here what he refers to as a "first things first" companion to the Bible. Through introductions, maps, and rich illustrations—ranging from archaeological finds to aerial photographs—he seeks to provide readers with a vivid glimpse into the biblical world. Unfortunately, the most substantial glimpses are afforded by the glossy photos. Walker, whose first book, Holy City Holy Places?: Christian Attitudes to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the 4th Century, is certainly worth reading, spends a great deal of time summarizing the books of the Bible, but provides little context for genuine understanding. Not only does he avoid critical discussions of historical and textual concerns, providing less crucial information than most annotated Bibles, but he also does his readers a disservice by denying them the notes and bibliographical information for the studies on which his work is built. Those intrigued by this introductory glimpse are left with little idea where to go next. VERDICT Readers wishing to embark on an illustrated introduction to the Bible would be better served by National Geographic's The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas, which is superior on all counts.—Matthew Connor Sullivan, Hallowell, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745952925
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Walker is the author of In the Steps of Jesus, In the Steps of Saint Paul, Jesus and His World, and The Jesus Way.

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