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The Essential Bible Companion

Key Insights for Reading God's Word
John H. Walton (Author) , Mark L. Strauss (Author) , Ted Cooper, Jr. (Author)
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At your fingertips: the most vital information you need for reading and truly understanding the Bible. The Essential Bible Companion is a unique, easy-to-use reference guide that gives you clear, crisp insights into the Bible, book by book.

Developed by two world-class Bible scholars and the creator of The Bible in 90 Days curriculum, this compact reference tool visually lays out the key details for each book of the Bible, including:

  • Essential background information, such as the underlying purpose, the key terms and concepts, and the key teachings about God in that book.
  • An easy-to-reference timeline of the book with callouts for notable events.
  • Important people to know.
  • Key verses, maps, and historical introductions.

Between the brief introductions you might find in a study Bible and the overwhelming amount of detail in an exhaustive reference handbook or commentary, The Essential Bible Companion strikes the perfect balance of manageable information that doesn't distract or detract from Scripture itself.

This richly informative volume will assist you on your journey toward a well-grounded biblical faith.

About the Authors

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Old Testament Today, with Andrew E. Hill; volumes on Job and Genesis in the NIV Application Commentary series; the six-volume Lost World series; and Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology. He was also coeditor, with Craig Keener, of the ECPA 2017 Bible of the Year winner, the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible.

Mark L. Strauss (PhD, Aberdeen) is university professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, where he has served since 1993. His books include Four Portraits, One Jesus; How to Read the Bible in Changing Times; The Essential Bible Companion; and commentaries on Mark and Luke. He also serves as vice chair of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version translation.

Ted Cooper Jr. founded the Bible in 90 Days ministry in 2002, following almost 20 years in the computer industry. A lifelong agnostic, in 1999 Ted read the Bible from cover to cover in three months. Not only did this experience transform Ted into a believer, but it also led him to develop a unique curriculum to help others succeed in doing this reading. Ted’s ministry has helped churches, communities, small groups, and individuals in 49 states and 13 foreign countries host The Bible in 90 Days curriculum. Ted has served on a number of professional and charity boards and is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Houston. Ted and his wife Becky live in Houston with their three children

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 152
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310266624
  • Release: April 27, 2006
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