A young person’s guide to the Bible, but wonderful for adults too. Special features explain Bible teachings, and full-color illustrations, photographs, charts and diagrams bring the Bible world to life.
From the Foreward
For many children and young people the Bible is a closed book. Even when it is opened its message often appears obscure compared with the powerful slogans of today’s media. The distant geography, the ancient culture, the complexities of history are all obstacles to understanding. Add to that the varieties of literature and the differing styles of the biblical authors telling their story against concepts of time and place quite different from our own and it is hardly surprising that many youngsters reject the Bible as boring, difficult or irrelevant. Yet if these barriers can be overcome, God’s message can be understood and seen to be as applicable as it ever was.
Look into the Bible seeks to assist children in the upper junior/lower secondary age range to move from the immediate problems of understanding the words, the history and the culture of the Bible to hearing what God has to say about contemporary situation. In a way, it is a junior ‘commentary’ to the whole Bible.
Many people have been involved in creating this book. Using a variety of styles of writing, pictures, maps and diagrams, their one aim has been to draw the reader into the Bible and its world in order to show how God continues to meet people and communicate with them today.
Eric Gower, Consulting Editor