Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The World of Jesus by Dr. William H. Marty
This past year, in our homeschooling, we studied the ancient world, the curriculum is entitled "Creation to the Greeks." This book, The World of Jesus covered a teeny bit of what we learned about (the end of the year stuff) and covered a lot of what we'll be covering next year in "Rome to the Reformation." All that to say that this book will be a useful tool in our homeschool year next year!
The World of Jesus opens up/reviews/introduces the history of the time of the end of the Old Testament through and past the New Testament. It's great background information that will help during your Bible reading/Bible study times.
I WILL say that the book is a bit, ummm. . . full of information-- I have been reading it for a month and a half -- it's not the kind of book that you can zip through -- if you want to digest the info. I think it's a good tool, a good reference, and we will be using it as such. It's not necessarily organized or laid out the way I would do it, but the information is there.
I would recommend this book. Don't get turned off by the amount of information in it; if you try to read it straight through, you might get bogged down. Read it bit by bit. Or use it as a reference.
I received this book for free from Bethany House publishers for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 7:12 PM