Monday, May 12, 2014

Candle Bible Handbook

Candle Bible Handbook

This is one cool Bible handbook.

It is arranged in 66 main sections, one for each book of the Bible in order from Genesis to Revelation. Within each book's section (two to six pages long) is a whole bunch of information to read and colored images to look at. It is concise but meaty.

For example in the section on Jonah, we have an outline of the book and a note on an important theological point: Jonah was the first Jewish prophet set on a mission to a non-Jewish country. He learned that God's salvation is for all who turn to him. There's also a fascinating tidbit I hadn't know before, "This is the only book of prophecy that tells more about the prophet than about the prophet's message." There is a map of Jonah's journeys, a spotlight on the city of Nineveh, a Look Out For section telling us to watch for Jonah's pride and Jonah's prayers and a Frequently Asked Questions: Why didn't Jonah want to preach to Nineveh? and How did he end up inside a fish???

And thats just one example. Each other Biblical book gets a chapter.
There are photos of the ancient ruins of Jericho, maps of the Persia Esther would have know, a modern day view of Bethlehem at night, and Damascus gate leading into the Old City.

This book embodies the best of fun and fact filled. I think it would be enjoyable to just sit with a small child and flip through and talk about it all.

Thank you Kregel for my review copy!

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