by Larry Stone
The fascinating history of its writing, translation and effect on civilization
The Bible is a remarkable collection of books and letters, written by more than 40 authors over a period of 1,500 years. Its words have been studied, disputed and treasured. They have also brought comfort, conviction and challenge. Today at least one book of the Bible has been translated into more than 2,400 of the world's 6,900 living languages.
The Story of the Bible is a sweeping panorama of the Bible's 3,500 year history, answering questions such as why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so important? How accurate are the manuscripts we have? Do all translations say the same thing? Was America really founded on the Bible?
More than an exploration of history, this book makes history come alive with more than 90 color illustrations and 23 removable life-size reproductions from some of the most important Bibles. Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D. and author of Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus recommends this resource "for the coffee table in your living room, the library at your church, and the desk of every student of the Scriptures."
"A captivating and colorful account of the history of the Bible from parchment to print." - Ravi Zacharias
"The Story of the Bible tells beautifully and crisply how the Bible came together and how it has been read through the centuries. It is a joy to scan and is rich to read, an excellent book about the most unique book in the world." - Darrell Bock
"The Story of the Bible offers breathtaking insight and compelling clues into the Bible and its power over the heart of mankind." - Rabbi Daniel Lapin
About the Author: Larry Stone has written a variety of books, edited and published biblical reference books, and, as a vice president of Thomas Nelson Publishers and president of Rutledge Hill Press, published more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers.
8.5 x 11 Hardback; 94 pages (not including many pull-outs and additional documents)
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