Saturday, January 19, 2019

30 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE (30th anniversary edition) by Max Anders #biblein30days #flyby

Genre: Christian/Bible Study and Reference
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 23, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785216189
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785216186

Synopsis: If you've ever confused the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah, or Jericho with Jeroboam, Max Anders' classic book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, is for you. In just fifteen minutes a day, you'll learn the Bible's key people, events, and doctrines to get more out of God's Word. This simple-to-use, straightforward guide has been recommended by Bible teachers and pastors for thirty years, and now it's available in an expanded thirtieth-anniversary edition—with the most requested topics from the original edition restored and updated for today's readers.

Features include:
The “Arc of Bible History” to help you visualize the Bible’s overarching themes
The “Story of the Bible” summarizing Genesis through Revelation in just a few pages
The core beliefs of the Christian faith, focusing on the teachings that have united Christians for the last 2,000 years
A 13-week plan that provides teacher’s every creative and effective tool for teaching the Bible in 30 days 
Fan-favorite bonus content, previously removed, now restored from the original edition

Find out more at the website: Bible In 30 Days

Review: While this book is designed so that it can be used by an individual over 30 days, taking only 15 minutes per day, there are other ways it can be used as well. For instance, I am using it with a Bible study group as an addition to our regular weekly study, covering one day per week. There are charts to fill out and questions to answer as you go along. That helps you to really take in the information. If you go to the website, there are also downloadable resources to use with a group.
The book is divided into multiple sections:
Section 1: The Story of the Old Testament

Section 2: The Story of the New Testament
Section 3: Ten Great Doctrines of the Bible
Section 4:  NanoSummary of the Bible
Section 5: How To Master the Bible So Well that the Bible Masters You
Section 6: Teaching Plan
Section 7: Bonus Chapters

This would be a wonderful book for any Christian to read/study, whether you are new to the faith or have been a believer for years. The language is simple, without being "dumbed down," and it answers many of the questions I've had for years.

Rating: Five stars

About the author
Dr. Max Anders is the author of over 25 books, including the bestselling 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, and is the creator and general editor of the 32-volume Holman Bible Commentary series. He has taught on the college and seminary level and is a veteran pastor.  Max provides resources and discipleship strategies at to help people grow spiritually.

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