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Everything You Want to Know about the Bible


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Everything You Want to Know about the Bible

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Description

It's the bestselling book ever. It's been translated into more than 2,000 languages. It's changed people's lives around the world. No, it's not Thin Thighs in 30 Days . . . it's the Bible!

Yet the Bible remains about as well-understood to many people as your typical software license agreement---and about as exciting. That's too bad, because the Bible is exciting, and it doesn't have to be a mystery.

Whether you're new to the Bible and think the book of Job is a guide to finding the perfect career, or your rusty Bible knowledge needs a spit-and-polish, or you just want a fresh look at the book you've read so many times, this is the book for you. No dry theological treatise, it's written in an engaging, humorous style you will enjoy.

In short, readable chapters, the authors first answer some basic questions: Who wrote the Bible? Is it accurate? How do you find your way around it? And how did Noah fit all those animals into the ark anyway? (Well, maybe not that, but there's still plenty of trivia in there.) Then they take you on a guided tour from Genesis to Revelation, summarizing important people, events, and themes. You'll get a good foundation for understanding and an excitement for reading this most important of books, the Bible.

From the Preface

This book is a modest (and somewhat presumptuous) attempt to:

  1. Tell you all about the Bible
  2. Give you some useful background information
  3. Summarize what you'll find between its covers
  4. Encourage and help you to read it

Of course, it's one thing to have lofty aspirations. It's another to put them into practise. So here's how we've tried to do it. This book has two main parts:

  • Part 1: The Great Journey provides background information about the Bible. Where did it come from, who wrote it, when was it written, what's it all about, how did it make it to the twenty-first century and is it true that catfish have over 27,000 taste buds?
  • Part 2: The Big Picture delves into the content of the Bible itself. But with a book as immense and complex as the Bible, one of the first questions we had to answer was, how do we go about presenting it in a simple way?

We thought about doing a chapter for each book of the Bible, but this was too bitsy. (Imagine cutting an apple pie into sixty-six slices.) Next, we thought about breaking up the narrative into hundred-year units, but there are so many reasons why this was a stupid idea that we won't even begin to list them, and Pete is sorry he ever mentioned it in the first place. Next, we contemplated doing it by literary type, like History, Wisdom, Prophecy, Gospel, Epistle . . . After a long period of negotiation (which involved Ben beating Pete in an arm wrestle), we decided to create a map of the Bible to take you through the significant periods, events and key people.

About the Author(s)

Peter Downey is on executive staff at a Christian school in Sydney, Australia. The author of three marriage and parenting books, including So You're Going to be a Dad, he was listed in The Bulletin magazine as one of Australia's Top Ten parenting authors. He is also author of Everything You Want to Know about the Bible (co-authored with Ben Shaw), a book about Jesus for the Bible Society, and has written for a range of journals and publications. Although he has a Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Arts and Education and a diploma in Biblical Studies, he feels like a guy writing a book about automotive engineering when all hes done is worked part-time in a carwash. He and his wife have three daughters.

Ben Shaw is a curate at Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, London. He studied theology and went on to receive his MA in ancient history. A former rock singer and guitarist with the Australian-based Christian rock band In the Silence, he does a lot of speaking and continues to perform musically. His greatest love is his wife, Karen.

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Installed size (unless otherwise indicated): Approximately 2.125 MB. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running latest version of iOS. Download size: 2.125 MB. Android Requires Android OS 4.4 or later. Download size: 2.125 MB. Windows Phone Requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later. Download size: 2.125 MB. Windows Store Requires Windows 8, 10, 11 or later. Download size: 2.125 MB. Windows Desktop Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 or later. Download size: 966.125 KB. Mac OS Requires macOS 10.13 or later. Download size: 2.125 MB.

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