Do you ever wonder if there is a simpler or more interesting way to learn about the Bible? In The Bible in Poetry, the books of the Bible are condensed into concise, enjoyable and easy-to-read poems, giving the reader a fun, easy way to enjoy the Bible. With this book, you will:
- Gain a greater understanding of God’s Word
- Read a summary of an entire book of the Bible in just minutes
- Be refreshed, renewed and challenged by the devotionals scattered throughout the book
Enjoy biblical teachings in simple, beautifully-written poems. Whether or not you love poetry, this book will be an addictive, illuminating and entertaining read.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed the relaxing feel of reading The Bible in Poetry. Instead of reading the Bible as part of a bible study, this felt more like a casual reading that allowed for a different level of understanding. Years ago I had bought a translation of the Bible (The Message) that was more modern vernacular, which was supposed to be easier to understand and relate to. I found that the summaries written in poetry had that same feel. The context of the message was there, but written in a way that allows for easier understand. The best way to describe this book is one that summaries the many Chapter of the Old Testament in the Bible using poetry instead of the Chapter and Verse format. I found the author's poetry to be beautiful and easy to understand. I found the 'Sidebars' a little out of place. While the 'sidebars did explain the material and simplify the message, I thought that either direct quotes from the Bible would have been more appropriate. Overall, I enjoyed reading The Bible in Poetry and I will probably reread sections. I would recommend this to someone who is looking for a casual way to read a summary of the Bible in an easy to read form.
The Bible in Poetry: Volume 1: THe Old Testament is a very unique book as it adds a new twist on our concept of what the Bible is. It makes the Bible very easy to comprehend, and somewhat remember as we tend to remember rhyme easier than written words. The reteling of events is very basic, and is wonderful for those that are new believers. The sidebars are great for adding a background into the Bible, and to provoke some meditation on what the reader had just read. Hopefully it will engage some to go into a deeper relationship with God, and to build a strong foundation in His Word. I enjoyed the fact that the use of poetry wasn't simplistic as it was more of an adult level, but not too "lofty" so that someone wouldn't understand what was being communicated. This book is not for those looking for a deeper revelation, but more specific to those who have just come to Christ and are looking for something they can easily understand.
This is a lovely book that takes you through the Old Testament with poetry. It is certainly enjoyable reading the Old Testament as poetry. It provides a different way of looking at these familiar texts. Not only does the author put these writings to poetry there are wonderful readings she has inserted to elaborate on our precious God and His people. I found this book to be an encouragement in my life and I think if you read it you will also find encouragement. The author expresses truths that are very uplifting and touch the heart. For anyone who finds wading through the Scrpitures tedious I think you will discover pleasure in reading the Old Testament in this format. After reading this you will have a different view of God. I found comfort in perusing this and got the motivation to pick myself up and keep running the race. God is in control.