Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Bible In One Hour, and Pocket Trivia by Stan Campbell

Book description:

Two entertaining and enlightening works in a portable, flip book format: a quick-yet-comprehensive survey of the Bible and a Bible trivia game that's fun to play alone or with friends.

What if you could learn more about the entire Bible and its most fascinating people in just an hour? You can in this quick-yet-comprehensive survey of the world's bestselling book. From Genesis to Revelation, the ONE-HOUR BIBLE will sweep you from the wonders of the Earth's first days to the dynamic prophecies of the Earth's last days--and everything in between! No matter whether this is your first introduction to the stories in the Bible or simply a refresher, you'll enjoy the fun approach of this user-friendly guide and gain a greater understanding of God's love along the way.

When you've finished the ONE-HOUR BIBLE, POCKET BIBLE TRIVIA will help you test what you've learned on your own or with friends. Fun for all ages and those with any level of biblical knowledge, these twenty-one chapters with over 400 questions will challenge and entertain you. And this portable volume can be taken anywhere you go.

My review:

 This is a neat two-in-one book that is pocket-sized. About half of the book is "The Bible In One Hour", then you flip the book over and the other half is the Bible Trivia part of the book.

 The Bible In One Hour has cameos of different people and happenings in the Bible. It is like a Bible 101. It is pretty basic, and I would say more geared for someone who doesn't know a lot about the Bible, nor is very familiar with any Scripture. It is interesting, informative, and easy to read......but it is very basic. It would also make a great tool to carry with you for when you are talking to non-Christians to have the basics at your fingertips. It ends with a few popular passages of the Bible, such as the Love Chapter and 23rd Psalm.

Pocket Bible Trivia is set up very well. There are a lot of multiple choice and true or false, among other trivia methods. The answers are found at the back of the trivia part of the book. I am one who knows the Bible pretty well, but I found some of the questions challenging. It is a great way to brush up on your Bible, or test your friends' knowledge.

 Overall, I personally wouldn't have paired these two books together - a Bible Trivia book geared for more mature Christians - and a Bible In One Hour that seems to be geared for people who aren't as mature of Christians. Regardless, this two in one book is a great tool, and worth buying.

This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

  Stan Campbell is a writer with more than twenty years of experience in youth ministry and fifteen years in Christian publishing. He is the author of numerous books and curriculum products for both youth and adults. He and his wife Kathy live in the Nashville area.

The Bible In One Hour, and Pocket Trivia is available from Faith Words, part of the Hachette Book Group.