The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible: The Big Picture Book-by-Book by Drs. William H. Marty and Boyd Seevers is a brief overview of every book of the Bible. Though not an in-depth study, each chapter is broken into sections: Setting, Summary and Significance. The setting looks briefly at each biblical author and historical context. The summary outlines each chapter in chronological order. The significance section explains each book’s message and what it means to the reader,
This book is a primer for those wanting to understand basic Bible structure, and I found The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible a helpful aid. It was understandable, succinct, and careful to put every book in its context. The setting and the summary sections of each chapter were informative and easy to grasp without being overly academic. The chapters on the Old Testament prophets were enlightening. I would have liked a little more detail on the historical setting of each book and a little less emphasis on the application. However, apart from a few minor theological interpretations, it is a solid resource for those interested in furthering their basic knowledge of the Bible. I give The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible four out of five stars.
I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.