Need a good book of Bible maps and charts?

Time for another Booksneeze review!

This one is of Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts (third edition). It’s a collection of all the maps and charts that are in Nelson Bibles. Now, before you write this book off as boring or type-Aish, I think you should finish reading the review! Not only is this a collection of helpful charts and maps, but it is an overview of each book of the Bible- the possible author(s), dates, themes, literary structures, outlines, and pictures too!

When reviewing this book, I perused the entire thing, but focused specifically on Isaiah because I spent a semester studying a chunk of it in my Old Testament class last semester. For those interested in a book like this, you should know that this book may tend to land on the conservative side of debatable issues, BUT that it gives the other side credit too.

I loved the attitude of the introduction of this book. They say that this is NOT just a book to sit on a shelf as a “reference” tool. Instead, they want you to freely copy and pass along information and charts to friends in a study group or your students in the classroom. To help in this, they also make all the charts and maps free for download at www.thomasnelson.com/MapsandCharts.

This book would be a very helpful tool for those teaching introduction courses in the Bible, or for anyone who likes to see visual representations in order to better understand stories and concepts. I, for one, am a very visual learner, and would have found this book incredibly helpful last semester in Old Testament. Thankfully this book came in time for me to use it in my New Testament class starting on Monday!

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