Monday, April 4, 2011

The Story of the Bible

The Story of the Bible: The Fascinating History of Its Writing, Translation & Effect on Civilization

I am a student of the Bible, having read various tomes on the canon, history of the church, reformers galore, but The Story of the Bible by Larry Stone is the best book I have ever read in regards to the complete story of the Bible. What makes it the best? It’s complete, concise, and understandable; it has easy to share information as well as tons of images. Our daughter is a fan of the book of Kells because of the animated movie The Secret of Kells and I believe she wanted to take the pull out page of the book of Kells and hang it up as a poster in her room.


There are various pull out inserts throughout the book to help bring to life the size of the various Bibles and texts that are referred to in The Story of the Bible. Larry Stone does an excellent job of journeying through the written word starting with papyri and going all the way through to Wycliffe’s current work in translating the scriptures into previously unwritten languages of people groups around the world. I marveled how such a small history book (98 pages) could contain so much information. The book is beautiful enough to have a home on your coffee table, but precise enough to become dog-eared in your study.


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