Sunday, February 21, 2010

Book Review of "Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts"

I received Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, Third Edition, complimentary from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review of it. This is my first official review for Thomas Nelson.

This is a compilation of several of the maps and study charts used in many of Nelson's previous reference books. The full color maps and charts are divided into Old Testament and New Testament, then further divided between the books of the Bible. This makes for easy reference.

The maps show locations that biblical events occurred, the configuration of lands during biblical times and routes traveled by the men of the Bible.

The variety of charts and outlines in this edition is phenomenal. Major biblical events are compared and contrasted and outlined in precise summaries.

I enjoyed reading through this book. It did not present itself strictly as a reference books full of boring details. It was like reading through a simple, concise story of the Bible, with the maps and charts there to help the story come alive.

This is a must have for homeschoolers. I plan on using it in our upcoming history cycle, beginning with the ancients.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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