The Bible is a book that is actually made up of many books--sixty-six in all--under one cover. Its many authors lived thousands of years ago, yet it cohesively speaks to the most profound issues of life today as much as it did when it was written. But because it is an ancient collection of writings, it is not always easy to transfer its ideas into the twenty-first century. Readers need help understanding the historical context of each book, as well as how the books all fit together as a whole. This comprehensive commentary--which uses the New International Version--today's most popular and understandable translation--is written by one of our leading evangelical scholars, who makes the Bible clear and accessible to modern readers.
This fascinating, easy-to-read commentary familiarizes readers with the key features of each book of the Bible and helps them understand what the Bible is saying. The book gives an overview of the whole Bible, suggests places to begin reading, and gives instructions on how to locate verses, chapters, and books. Whether discovering God's faithfulness throughout the turbulent history of Israel or meeting Jesus as he walks through the Gospels, this book will help readers see how faith has been lived out day by day throughout the ages. They will get to know the Bible--and the God who is revealed in all of its pages.