The Bible Book

Book description

This original, graphic-led book explores and explains the key ideas and teachings underpinning the most widely-printed religious book of all time.

How does God speak through prophecy? What is the significance of the Transfiguration? Explore these questions and more with this guide to one of the world's most important religious texts.

Learn about the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time, in this perfect introduction to The Bible. Applying the "Big Ideas" series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics to the stories, events, and teachings contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament, this book is the perfect introduction for newcomers to the BIble, and a useful guide for those seeking to deepen their understanding.

Packed with biblical quotations, profiles of key figures and locations, flowcharts and infographics explaining the most significant concepts clearly and simply, The Bible Book is perfect for anyone with an interest in religion.

Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

Table of contents

  1. COVER
  6. GENESIS • GENESIS 1:1–50:26
    1. And God said, “Let there be light” • Creation
    2. Let us make man in our image, in our likeness • The Garden of Eden
    3. They realized that they were naked • The Fall
    4. Am I my brother’s keeper? • Cain and Abel
    5. At that time people began to call on the name of the Lord • The Origin of Prayer
    6. Only Noah was left, and those who were with him in the ark • The Flood
    7. Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens • The Tower of Babel
    8. I will make of you a great nation • Covenants
    9. For the sake of ten men I will not destroy it • Sodom and Gomorrah
    10. Now I know that you fear God • The Testing of Abraham
    11. May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you • Esau and Jacob
    12. Your name will no longer be Jacob • Jacob Wrestles with God
    13. We will see what will become of his dreams • Joseph the Dreamer
    1. Though the bush was on fire it did not burn up • Moses and the Burning Bush
    2. All the water was changed into blood • The Ten Plagues
    3. When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as He promised, observe this ceremony • The Passover
    4. Stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water • The Exodus
    5. You shall not murder • The Ten Commandments
    6. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshipped it • The Golden Calf
    7. The place will be consecrated by my glory • The Ark and the Tabernacle
    8. It does flow with milk and honey • The Twelve Spies
    9. The Lord opened the donkey’s mouth • Balaam’s Donkey
    10. There is no other • Only One God
    1. Take up the Ark of the Covenant • Entering the Promised Land
    2. None went out, and none came in • The Fall of Jericho
    3. Has not the Lord gone ahead of you? • Gideon and the Judges
    4. The spirit of the Lord came upon him • Samson
    5. Your people shall be my people and your God my God • Ruth and Naomi
    6. Speak, for your servant is listening • The Prophet Samuel
    7. There was no sword in the hand of David • David and Goliath
    8. The man who did this must die • David and Bathsheba
    9. Cut the living child in two, and give half to one and half to the other • The Wisdom of Solomon
    10. I have directed the ravens to feed you there • A Prophet in Hiding
    11. Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land • Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
    12. Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit • The Chariot of Fire
    13. So Judah went into captivity, away from her land • The Fall of Jerusalem
    14. I will go to the king … if I perish, I perish • Queen Esther
    15. Hear us, our God, for we are despised • Rebuilding Jerusalem
    1. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing • The Psalms
    2. From everlasting to everlasting you are God • The Nature of God
    3. Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on Earth like him • The Suffering of Job
    4. Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord • Proverbs
    5. I am my beloved’s … my beloved is mine • Song of Songs
    6. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows • The Suffering Servant
    7. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you • The Prophet Jeremiah
    8. My heart is poured out on the ground • Lament for the Exiles
    9. I will remove … your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh • The Prophet Ezekiel
    10. My God sent His angel, and He shut the mouths of the lions • Daniel in Babylon
    11. Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights • The Disobedient Prophet
    12. And what does the Lord require of you? • The Prophet Micah
    13. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the Lord • Call for Repentance
    14. Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace • The Day of Judgment
  10. THE GOSPELS • MATTHEW 1:1–JOHN 21:25
    1. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son • The Annunciation
    2. A savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah • The Birth of Jesus
    3. They … presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh • The Magi
    4. He gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem • Herod’s Infanticide
    5. Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house? • A Child in the Temple
    6. Prepare the way for the Lord • The Coming of Salvation
    7. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us • The Divinity of Jesus
    8. This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased • The Baptism of Jesus
    9. Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan!” • The Temptations of Christ
    10. “Follow me,” Jesus said, “… I will send you out to fish for people” • The Calling of the Disciples
    11. Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you • Sermon on the Mount
    12. Do to others as you would have them do to you • The Golden Rule
    13. This, then, is how you should pray • The Lord’s Prayer
    14. Whoever has ears, let them hear • Parables of Jesus
    15. When he saw him, he took pity on him • The Good Samaritan
    16. This brother of yours was dead … he was lost and is found • The Prodigal Son
    17. From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes? • The Temple Tax
    18. So the last will be first, and the first will be last • Workers in the Vineyard
    19. My name is Legion, for we are many • Demons and the Herd of Pigs
    20. The man who had died came out • The Raising of Lazarus
    21. And taking the five loaves, and the two fish, he looked up to heaven • Feeding the 5,000
    22. Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid • Jesus Walks on Water
    23. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as light • The Transfiguration
    24. For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son • The Nature of Faith
    25. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost • Jesus Embraces a Tax Collector
    26. He scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables • Cleansing the Temple
    27. She has done a beautiful thing to me • Jesus Anointed at Bethany
    28. This is my body, which is given for you • The Last Supper
    29. The hour has come, and The Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners • Betrayal in the Garden
    30. I don’t know this man you’re talking about • Peter’s Denial
    31. Surely this Man was the Son of God • The Crucifixion
    32. Remember me when you come into your kingdom • The Repentant Thief
    33. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed • The Empty Tomb
    34. Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road? • Road to Emmaus
    35. Go and make disciples of all nations • The Great Commission
    1. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs • The Day of Pentecost
    2. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk • The Healing of the Beggar
    3. He told him the good news about Jesus • The Word Spreads
    4. I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting • The Road to Damascus
    5. He purified their hearts by faith • The Council of Jerusalem
    6. I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way • Paul’s Arrest
    7. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud • The Way of Love
    8. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit • The Holy Trinity
    9. But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, and kindness • Fruits of the Spirit
    10. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith … not by works • Salvation through Faith
    11. Put on the full armor of God • Armor of God
    12. I want to know Christ • The Power of the Resurrection
    13. And He is the head of the body, the church • The Body of Christ
    14. Scripture is God-breathed • The Bible as God’s word
    15. Know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance • Faith and Works
    16. Just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do • Holiness
    17. The dead were judged according to what they had done • The Final Judgment
    18. There will be no more death or mourning • The New Jerusalem
  14. INDEX

Product information

  • Title: The Bible Book
  • Author(s): DK, Benjamin Philips, Tammi J Schneider
  • Release date: March 2018
  • Publisher(s): DK Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781465477170