As you know, I love to read. It feeds my need to know why. If I weren’t who I am (which would be impossible), I would be a quiet little research librarian. Well, maybe not quiet. Maybe a loud, laughing research librarian always getting in trouble from the quiet ones.
The point is, if I hear a new word, or hear of someone’s job that sounds interesting, or think I have some new disease, I am right on the case figuring out the why. Which is why I loved this book I received a copy of to review. Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts. I know, catchy title, right? If I had named it, I would have called it “What MIP Needed So She Wouldn’t Have Failed New Testament Her Freshman Year Because She Cannot Remember Things Like Dates (Unless the Date Was Realllly Cute).”
The book gives an overview of each book of the Bible, including info on the author, the time, the literary and theme structure and then goes deeper into the books with charts and maps. For instance, for I and II Chronicles, an outline is given, then an explanation of the Temple, a chart of “Prisoners for the Lord” and a chart showing all Temples mentioned in the Bible. Maps are given for many events from the Bible as well.
I would highly recommend this book for any Bible teachers leading a Bible study (lots of background info for you to know) or anyone doing a personal Bible study. It’s always good to have the big picture in mind as you read through books. I plan on using this for my own read through the Bible in a year plan, and also for my kids as we’re reading through the Old Testament in a kid’s Bible. Trust me, it’s not just for short attention span-ners. You’ll get lots of good use out of it too.
Here’s a link to order:
*SASer: Short Attention Span-ner