Friday, February 19, 2010

Book Review

I have enjoyed being a part of the BOOK SNEEZE book review program (see sidebar) for all of 3 weeks. :)

The first book I recieved to review was Nelson's Complete book of Bible Maps and Charts.  This was a complimentary copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their blogger's reviewer program. Following is my review:

Thomas Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, 3rd Edition, has a vast array of information for beginning Bible students. It explains authorship, date, history, and summary of the content in each book and a chapter/verse outline. There are small timelines of when the events happened, and maps and charts for each book.

For maps, I was actually a little disappointed. They are full color, and reproducible, but most have text bubbles marking routes of travel (as in the Exodus or Joseph & Mary’s route to Egypt), or locations of events (as in the places each judge was born or the towns where Jesus preformed miracles). I found it a little cluttered. I was hoping to see more geographical & historical maps like you would find in an atlas.

The charts included in this book range from comparisons of OT Kings to lists of Women in the Bible or Prophecies in the Old Testament that Jesus fulfilled.

All in all, I think the book could be a good resource, but is a bit more wordy than I like. For a beginning Bible student or Sunday school class, it is easy to read and has lots of general information.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."*

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