Here is biblical history on a rocket! In sharply distilled snapshots, Shahan reveals the dramatic landscape of the world that set the stage for the birth of Jesus. Written for the busy Christian from a scholar’s viewpoint and using the Old Testament as a timeline, the author answers the question, “How did geography, politics, philosophy, and events align perfectly to make Christ’s influence inevitable?” Dr. Shahan taps into the unique history that unfolds before and during the time of Jesus. The book is divided into five easy-to-understand sections: the Patriarchs, Moses and the Judges, David and Solomon, the Prophets, and the Greeks and the Romans. Each chapter closes with a section called "Things to Ponder," offering a spirited, spiritual challenge to the reader. Also included are four appendixes and an index.