Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{Review} "Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts"

I just finished using and reading the "Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts: Third Edition"
I was SOOO pumped for the opportunity to review a Bible resource book and I was not disappointed!

Product Description (From Amazon)
This updated edition of Thomas Nelson's popular Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts has everything you need to visualize the events, places, and people in the Old and New Testaments.

Perfect for small-group leaders, Bible school teachers, or if you're simply curious about biblical times, Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts provides a visual overview of the Bible in its entirety. Valuable resources include new, full-color, high-resolution maps and charts along with downloadable PDFs for presentations and classes; tables, charts, and diagrams that organize Bible information for ease of learning and memorization; historical articles providing insight into Bible times; and introductions to each book of the Bible.

My Review 
This resource book is a great addition to any Bible student's library it is simple and easy to use while being full of valuable information. I got several benefits in the last couple of weeks, using this book along with my Bible. One of my favorite things about it was that it was in color (maybe it's just me, but I like for my books to look pretty too)!

The book is broken down by books of the Bible - each book has a section for the author, date, themes and literacy structure, the book at a glance, and an outline. Following  these you can find more specifics and details for each book. These sections obviously included charts, maps, and a few pictures, but there was more as well. I was satisfied with the amount of information for this type of resource and would highly recommend it not only for individual study but also for teachers who are looking for tools to use with their students.

In addition to not only being an incredible book resource Thomas Nelson offers all of the maps and charts available for free download! You do need to purchase the book to access this resource, but it is just another handy way to use this book - easily being able to print the resources for yourself or others. The publisher does ask that you limit any reproductions to under 1000 and that you not resale for a profit any of their resources.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com 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.”

1 comment:

Amydeanne said...

I got this one the other day as well, so nice to know what others think about it still!