The Story of The Bible by Larry Stone is a concise history of the Bible as a book beginning with papyrus scrolls through the modern translations. The back cover describes the book as "a sweeping panorama of the Bible's 3,500-year history." The book is an overview and does move rapidly, but with a writing style that is readable and engaging.
The book itself is a beautiful, large hardcover with color illustrations and pictures on waxy paper. It includes 23 removable inserts depicting life-size reproductions of various Bibles. A full color timeline is included on the front and back inside cover.
I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to using it in our homeschool as we study church history. Many stories are summarized (the book does cover 3,500 years in less then 100 pages) but this will provide an great jumping off point for further studies. The book's website will be one of our resources.
I've read other reviews of this book stating it would make a great coffee table book. I disagree. No one reads coffee table books. They browse, peruse, use it to set their coffee on...but they don't read them. This book is meant to be read!
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