The Holman Quick Source Guide to Understanding the Bible is the quickest way to get the big picture! If you’ve been wanting to get a better handle on the Bible—even if you’ve been reading it for years—the Holman Quick Source Guide to Understanding the Bible pulls the sweeping story, the timeline, the key terms, and much more into a clear, concise, yet surprisingly comprehensive summary of biblical information.
The Holman Quick Source Guide to Understanding the Bible addresses the central questions about the Bible:
The answers to these and many other questions come out page-by-page, book-by-book, one after another as you confidently walk your way to “big picture” Bible understanding. One-sentence summaries, colorful maps and charts, quick-hitting details on who wrote what and why—you get all this and more with a graphic flow and design that makes the reading easy…and makes the knowledge your own. Make the Holman Quick Source Guide to Understanding the Bible your guide to deeper Bible study!
“Jesus’ deity is further amplified in his seven ‘I am’ sayings” (Page 263)
“Genesis lays the historical and theological foundation for the rest of the Bible. If the Bible is the story of God’s redemption of his people, Genesis 1–11 tells why redemption is necessary: humans are rebels, unable to redeem themselves. Further, Genesis 12–50 shows the steps God initiated to establish a redeemed people and to make a way for the Redeemer to come. He did this through his unconditional covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and with his providential care through Joseph’s life. God’s people who study Genesis today should view it with this original purpose in mind.” (Page 12)
“Genesis shows the glory of humanity by emphasizing that mankind alone of all creation was made in ‘the image of God.’ On the other hand Genesis shows the shame of humanity by recounting three incidents involving the whole race: the fall, the flood, and Babel. All three events portray humans as sinners in need of a Savior.” (Page 12)
“The death of sacrificial animals in ancient Israel may be compared to the modern practice of using credit cards. When Israelites sacrificed an animal, they were truly forgiven—just as when persons today use a credit card, they truly receive the merchandise. Yet in both instances a future price is to be paid: on one hand the credit card bill comes due; on the other hand, the true cost of sin came due and was paid in full through the crucifixion of Jesus.” (Page 25)
“So important was Deuteronomy to early Christians that the New Testament writers cited it more than fifty times.” (Page 36)