Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Book Review

I recently received this book in the mail:

Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts, 3rd Edition

At almost 500 pages, this volume is filled with tables, charts, maps and diagrams for each book of the Bible. This book goes beyond providing just charts and maps, as it also contains background information, cultural norms of the time, outlines and summaries for each book. Of course, the summaries are on the brief side, as this is not a commentary.

As a Bible teacher I am often in need of a visual aid to help in explaining the Bible. I was impressed with not only the many charts and maps, but especially some of the Comparison Charts (for example, themes in James are compared to the Sermon on the Mount).

I found this to be a really handy reference and I know that I will turn to it again and again. When you purchase the book you are also entitled to download all the maps and charts online. This is a wonderful resource, which I am sure to use. I would have preferred if the downloadable maps were labeled better, but this does not take away from the value of this book.

I received this book courtesy of Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for reviewing it.

The opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Larry said...

That is a great book.