Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My new favorite book! The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone

The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone is a wonderfully written and illustrated book, great for educating the whole family about how today’s Bibles came to us. This large book tells the story, in a form understandable to everyone from children to adults, of how the Bible was written, translated, and kept alive. From the original writings to copies made by scribes, to parchment/papyrus/scrolls/codex all is explained carefully and in an easily read manner. To enhance the writings, the book is filled with illustrations of influential people, historical art, and a great timeline in the inner covers from Abraham’s time up to today. Even more impressive, there are “pull-out pages” which are little folders which are bound right in with the book, which hold copies of many of the actual old manuscripts which are discussed in the book—it’s amazing—these reproductions of originals which are in museums or locked up in places of importance.

This book is AMAZING!! I loved it—it gave a great explanation of the historical story of the Scriptures. It would be a wonderful book for anyone interested in the historical transmission of books, whether they are a Believer in Christ or not. As for me, I intend to use this book as a part of our homeschooling—it’s written in a form that will capture the interest of my children as well as myself—and all the pictures/pull-outs bring it to life. I’d gladly recommend this book to anyone!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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