Customer reviews & ratings
An excellent Bible study help
This book is packed with with great information and presented in a readable, enjoyable, and understandable way. Each day's reading is easily done within 15 minutes. This would be a great book for a Bible study class that wants to a good overview of the Bible. It can very easily be done by any individual that desires to understand the structure of the Bible. Both new believers and more mature believers will benefit from the use of this book. I'm glad to have it on my bookshelf to refer back to as needed. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Memorable Framework for Lifelong Learning
A good friend gave me the original edition of this book 30 years ago. I was a new Christian with no church background and very little understanding of the Bible. Though I was only 16 at the time, the book gave me a memorable framework for understanding the storyline of the Bible and the main subjects in Christian theology. This framework has served me well through college, seminary, and 20 years of pastoral ministry. I have never found anything else like it, so I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of this new version to review. I highly recommend it.
I am a lover of reading for pleasure and knowledge and I like to read many different genres in both fiction and non-fiction. I was especially excited to see that a new launch team was being formed for Max Anders's newly revised book of 30 Days to Understanding the Bible and I realized that this was the perfect opportunity for me to learn more about God's Word. I wasn't wrong and I certainly wasn't disappointed with this 30th anniversary expanded edition! At the beginning the author says "...if you want to understand the Bible, you must first learn how the Bible is put together". In the next 381 pages he shares his extensive knowledge of just how it was put together! He has included seven sections devoted to The Story of the Old Testament--The Story of the New Testament--Ten Great Doctrines of the Bible--NanoSummary of the Bible--How to Master the Bible So Well That the Bible Masters You--Teaching Plan and the added Bonus Chapters. At the end of each section there is a summary and a self-test that allows readers to determine just what they have learned and retained. I was thrilled to learn more about the geography and history of both the Old and New Testaments and I especially liked the NanoSummary of the Bible and the Teaching Plan. Anders has written a book that is both comprehensive and easy to understand and I believe that this will be a wonderful resource for my own personal Bible study and in teaching the teens in our church. I certainly recommend it for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of the Holy Bible. I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson but a positive review was not required. These are my honest opinions and I was not financially compensated in any way.
A Must Read Faith Builder
This book is a must read for those new to the Christian faith, those mature in their faith, and those who are just curious about life. I loved the repetition format and the included fill-in-the-blank segments throughout the entire book. After reading this, I feel more confident in my understanding of the Scriptures and also my ability to share this knowledge. I would highly recommend this book. I was given and advanced readers copy to read and review. All opinions are of my own accord.