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The Bible from Scratch Catholic Edition [Paperback]

Simon Jenkins


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Nov. 1 2006
The Bible is the most famous book in the world, but with over 770,000 words, it can be hard to find your way around. This is where The Bible from Scratch comes in. It's a fun, witty guide to the Bible, giving a lightning tour using cartoons, maps, speech bubbles, family trees, and words where necessary. It gives information about every book from Acts to Zechariah. It provides many intriguing facts about the famous faces and the famous events of the Bible. Whether you are new to the good book or you simply need to understand Philippians in two minutes flat, The Bible from Scratch could be just what you are looking for.

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Simon Jenkins is the author of numerous books on Christianity, including Bible Mapbook, R Father N Hvn, and Windows into Heaven.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING! Finally I understand wht the Bible is all about! Sept. 10 2007
By Eva Mikola - Published on Amazon.com
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Sadly, 8 years in Catholic school didn't teach me even a fraction of what this book did about the contents of the Bible. This book explained the different sections and books in plain terms. Now I am actually inspired to read the Bible and learn what it's all about. The only additional thing I would have loved to see is why/how the different religions formed (Judaism, Catholic, Muslim, Protestants, etc). Thank You.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enthusiastically recommended Dec 8 2006
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
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Written by Simon Jenkins, the founder of online community and "magazine of Christian unrest" shipoffools.com, The Bible from Scratch: Catholic Edition is a condensed, simplified run-through of what the Bible has to say in plain-terms English. Black-and-white cartoon illustrations add a visual dimension to the stories of the ancestors, saints, prophets, and historical figures related in the Bible. Covering both Old and New Testaments, The Bible from Scratch is accessible to readers of all ages, backgrounds, and faiths, even though as its title indicates, it presents a Catholic point of view. The Bible from Scratch is essentially a Cliff Notes version of the Bible with a small dose of cartoon humor added for good measure, enthusiastically recommended especially for anyone brand new to Biblical studies and in need of an easy-to-grasp overview.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Overview Nov. 4 2005
By Kiwigoldfish - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a great overview of the Bible, full of information and humour in equal portions. The best starting out guide to the reader who wants to figure out how the various parts of the Bible fit together and fit within history.
5.0 out of 5 stars If the Bible seems like mysterious territory Jan. 6 2008
By thoughtadventure - Published on Amazon.com
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For many people, the Bible is rather intimidating as a great unknown, sort of like North America before Lewis and Clark. This book gives a quick tour with enough background and details that people can have a picture of what they are dealing with, and be prepared for further study. I have given out twenty copies to friends so far, and people have been enthusiastic.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bible simplified April 19 2014
By Nancy M. Daley - Published on Amazon.com
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A good primer for covering the bible. It is easy to read and digest and covers the main points in a "bullet" format.

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