Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts
Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts 3rd Edition may not sound like great reading. After all, how exciting are maps and charts? People on a journey enjoy a few maps and charts. Well, some men might not use maps but, if you’re on the journey of discovering the Bible this book is a great tool.
From the get-go, I was surprised and pleased by the layout and content. The book is laid out according to the Books of the Bible. Here’s why I like it. The pages have colorful column headers identifying content that follows. In addition, you’ll find visual representations of the Bible books and events. Furthermore, there are timelines that display historical context. I like pictures!
The content is clear, concise and useable. You’ll find short introductory material and outlines of each book of the Bible. I find materials that explain the historical context help the text come alive.
Another nice feature is downloaded maps. You’ll jump through a couple hoops to get them but they are worth the effort. On the down side, the maps aren’t clearly named so it takes a bit of work to find the one you want. The upside is I can project them on the screen while I’m teaching.
Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts 3rd Edition is not a tool for scholars. However, it’s a great tool for those looking for background, historical, and geographical material that orients individuals to Biblical material.
Two thumbs up from me.
Grace Freak Dan
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