The Bible for Dummies
ISBN: 1119293502
EAN13: 9781119293507
Language: English
Publication Date: June 20, 2016
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 0.50" H x 9.00" L x 7.20" W
Weight: 1.20 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
The Bible For Dummies (9781119293507) was previously published as The Bible For Dummies (9780764552960). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Discover the world's all-time bestseller in an entirely new light Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and while it's the most widely read book, it's also the least understood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Bible brings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse into greater focus--from Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper painting to the Wachowski brothers' The Matrix movies. People have historically turned to religion to deal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Bible can be an accessible, helpful guide to life's big questions. The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, as well as those who don't practice any particular religion, by providing interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the often fascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive. You'll find answers to such questions as: Where did the Bible come from? Who wrote the Bible? How is the Bible put together? Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands of years ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller of all time. The Bible For Dummies covers these topics and more: Ten people in the Bible you should know The Hebrew Bible The Apocrypha's hidden treasures What's new about the New Testament Israel's wisdom, literature, and love poetry The Bible's enduring influence The prophets: more than fortunetellers Whether you're interested in broadening your spiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture, or gaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading, The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need to navigate this ancient and fascinating book.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Gain a better understanding of the Bible Follow the Bible's story from beginning to end Get to know all the major books in the Bible Explore the world's bestselling book What is the Bible all about? Who wrote it? What's the difference between Jewish and Christian Bibles? Featuring an interfaith perspective, handy maps, and enlightening discussions of the Bible's vast cultural influence, this reference guide provides answers to these questions and presents fascinating facts that bring the Bible to life. Inside&#8230 A look at the Old Testament An introduction to the Apocrypha The scoop on the New Testament A meet-and-greet of biblical characters Lists of books found in the Bible