Good News for Those Who Wonder..."The Biblical Story in Ninety Pages," is a book for those who feel overwhelmed by their attempts to read the Bible and wonder just what is the core story of that large book. In ninety pages, the author takes his reader through the major biblical events and characters, placing them in historical context. Abraham and the Patriarchs, Moses, Saul, David, Elijah and the other Prophets, Jesus and Paul, march across the stage and leave their mark. This book tells the saga of the Bible without elaboration or interpretation. What readers have said: "The whole Bible in under one hundred pages! The whole Bible, including all the major characters and events, both human and divine. . .And those wonderful characters and events follow one upon another, the good, the bad, the ugly, in chronological sequence; or more correctly, flow from one to another so that the story is one continuous whole, never disjointed or broken. The language is exquisite, simple, unpretentious and direct, always a vehicle for capturing the essence of the biblical content. No theological or political axes are ground.
Would you consider the audio edition of Good News for Those Who Wonder to be better than the print version?
The portability of the audio version made it possible to enjoy no matter where I was...something print books can't match.
What other book might you compare Good News for Those Who Wonder to and why?
There are many Biblical commentaries, but most run into 500+ pages and cover only a single gospel. I've never encountered such a concise overview of both the Old and New Testament.
What does Ruth Elsbree bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Ruth Elsbree is a consummate professional and her skilled narration enhances the subject matter.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I particularly liked the author's treatment of Acts of the Apostles. The characters, conflicts, and politics of the times are laid out succinctly.
Any additional comments?
To convey the scope and range of something as complex as the Bible in a mere six chapters is a remarkable undertaking. This isn't a book designed for a college theology class. It's simple and understandable, designed to give the new believer or uninitiated searcher a basic understanding of the underlying structure and themes of the Bible. Highly recommended.