Survey of the Bible
Contained within this wonderful resource is a systematic study of the Word of God. This "treasury of Bible information" is designed to reach all classes of people whether their knowledge of the Bible is meager or great. The systematic nature of this book has you not just look at the individual stories, books, or chapters, but at the Bible as a whole. This type of study is necessary if you desire to be able to interpret the Bible in an accurate fashion and fully understand the Bible in its entirety. This survey of the Bible is written by a conservative theologian, William Hendriksen, who holds the position that the Scripture is the infallible Word of God, inspired from beginning to end by the Holy Spirit. It is also important to note that this book is not a book on Bible interpretation (a.k.a hermeneutics), Bible history, or an introduction to the Old and/or New Testament. Instead, this book's main goal is to create interest as it provides a "survey" of both the Old and New Testaments. This book is designed as a springboard for these related Bible studies that you may conduct in the future.
Part One gives you many facts about the Bible, then provides you with brief instruction on how to study and interpret the Bible. Part Two offers an overview of Bible history with the help of seven chronological charts. Then you are given an introduction to the sixty-six books of the Bible as you venture into Part Three. These sixty-six books are divided into twenty-one groups covered in chronological order beginning with the law all the way through the prophets, epistles, and revelation. As Hendriksen briefly covers each book of the Bible you are given a brief summary of the book, Bible references and cross references, charts, diagrams, maps, black-and-white photographs, and helpful insights regarding history and culture. This comprehensive volume also contains study questions for each chapter, section by section, and it is fully indexed. This paperback, 497-page resource uses an educational approach that is sure to increase your understanding of each Bible book and its significance. A great addition to your Christian library! elise