Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Book Review: The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone
The Story of the Bible provides a fascinating overview of the Bible, beginning with the basics: key terms, important people, and significant places related to the Biblical narrative. Stone then traces the actual production of the Bible from its earliest form as scrolls through its most recent translations and editions, highlighting the people who have risked and sacrificed their lives to spread the message of the Bible.
The text of this book is interesting, but the illustrations are truly remarkable. Alongside reproductions of beautiful Biblically-themed art, the book also includes life-size reproductions of texts such as Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gutenberg Bible.
The Word of God is living, active, eternal and able to transform lives; those attributes shine through in this volume.
This book was provided by Thomas Nelson, but the opinions are my own.