The Essential Bible Companion gives you what it promises: the essentials. The most vital, absolutely indispensable information you need for reading and truly understanding God’s Word. Developed by two world-class Bible scholars and the creator of The Bible in 90 Days curriculum, this unique, easy-to-use reference guide gives you clear, crisp insights into the Bible book by book.
Striking a balance between too little and too much information—between the brief introductions provided in a Bible and the potentially overwhelming detail of a standard reference handbook—this well-designed, extremely helpful volume condenses the most important information in a highly visual, easy-to-understand format. However you use it, this richly informative volume will assist you on your journey toward a well-grounded biblical faith.
For someone who is trying to read the Bible without getting bogged down this is an excellent book. . . . I highly recommend this book for its ease of use, content, price and attractiveness.
John H. Walton is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament, available in from Logos in The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3;and A Survey of the Old Testament.
Mark Strauss is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, available from Logos in the Library of NT Studies: JSNTS on the Gospels and Acts (16 vols.),Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, and Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series. Forthcoming books include The Gospels and Jesus, Mark in the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary series, and Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series.
Ted Cooper founded Bible in 90 Days in 2002 following almost 20 years in the computer industry. Ted has served on a number of professional and charity boards and is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Houston, where he currently serves on the Session. Ted is married to Rebecca, and they live with their three children in Houston.