Thursday, April 28, 2011

Plain, Plain

I was excited to read The Whole Bible Story; Every That Happens in the Bible in Plain English by Dr. William H. Marty but was disappointed once I got into it. Although it is a good resource it was not an exciting read. Dr. Marty states that it has very little commentary and is not a paraphrase (i.e. The Message). He is telling only the facts. Knowing his purpose, he has achieved this. There is no doubt that Dr. Marty knows his stuff and it is written so it is easily understood. I was expecting something different that was not the intent of the author. It is not written to take the place of Bible reading and would be a good book for someone not familiar with the Bible who otherwise may have a hard time reading the Bible from cover to cover.

The chapters are made up of major themes told in biblical order with sub chapters of different stories, each starting with the main characters and setting. A few maps are included.

I received this book free from the publisher, Bethany House Publishing. 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.”

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