The Story of the Bible
About the book
The Story of the Bible is a sweeping panorama of the Bible’s 3,500-year history, answering questions such as: How accurate are the manuscripts we have? Do all translations say the same thing? Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so important? Was America really founded on the Bible?
The Bible is a remarkable collection of books and letters, written by more than forty authors over a period of 1,500 years. Its words have been studied, disputed, and treasured. They have also brought comfort, conviction, and challenge. Today at least one portion of the Bible has been translated into more than 3,350 of the world’s 7,100 living languages.
This large-format book (9-1/4” x 11-3/4”) makes history come alive with more than 90 illustrations and 23 removable life-size reproductions from the world’s most important Bibles, including the Gutenberg Bible, the Book of Kells, the Great Isaiah Scroll, Wycliffe’s New Testament, and the 1611 printing of the King James Bible.
The Story of the Bible was a finalist for the ECPA 2011 Christian Book Award, a finalist for the 2011 Retailers Choice Award, and named “One of the 10 best Christian books of the year” by Assist News Service. It was a main selection of Crossings Book Club.
What they’re saying about
The Story of the Bible . . .
A captivating and colorful account of the history of the Bible from parchment to print. --Ravi Zacharias, author and speaker
“I have learned more about the Bible from this book than from a lifetime of learning things about it. Awesome, great job.” --Peter Jenkins, author of A Walk Across America and other NY Times bestsellers
“What an accomplishment! I don't mean to go over the top on this, but. . . . this is the book of books for religion this season/year/maybe even decade in terms of taking God to the people.”— Phyllis Tickle, author, speaker, and founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly.
The Story of the Bible tells beautifully and crisply how the Bible came together and how it has been read through the centuries. It is a joy to scan and is rich to read, an excellent book about the most unique book in the world. --Darrell Bock, Ph.D., author of Jesus: According to the Scriptures and Breaking the DaVinci Code
The Story of the Bible is a recommended resource for the coffee table in your living room, the library at your church, and the desk of every student of Scriptures. --Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., author of Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus
“Incredible! I just can’t put the book down. . . . Amazing reproductions of rare documents.”— Eric Fellman, President and CEO, World Bible Translation Center
“As soon as I opened The Story of The Bible, it took my breath away. Over 90 illustrations in vivid color and captivating narrative throughout . . . brings a plethora of information that could fill a museum right into your home with this single book. --Lori Kasbeer, Christian Women Online ezine
Comments by bloggers
Everyone who owns a Bible should own a copy of this book. It will provide you with an introductory, well-researched, and highly readable guide to better understand and appreciate the Bible’s context and content. – Jeff Clarke
Definitely a family treasure book . . . breath taking and beautiful. . . . A gem and we will enjoy this book for many homeschool years.” – My Catholic Family Circus
Nowhere have I read a book about the Bible that is as thorough, documented, and well-illustrated as The Story of the Bible. –- Thomas Hagedorn
A brilliant job of exploring the history of the Bible. . . . very well written! – Informsac
Most books like this are scholarly, technical, and at times inaccessible to most people. . . . Stone writes in a way most will understand. This is a book that I will cherish. . . . I couldn’t recommend this book enough. – David Shaw
The Story of the Bible is a winner! Nine concise vibrant chapters bring the journey and message of Scripture to life! As you read it, you can experience the heartbeat of God in the lives transformed by the Bible’s message of ultimate truth and justice. Absolutely educationally inspiring!! – Joseph Michael
I have struggled through many books that discuss the history of the Bible. I did not struggle through this book. I enjoyed it . . . I look forward to using it to teach my children the history of the Bible. – Amy Goins
An amazingly thorough look at the history of the most important book ever written.” – Jason Taber
Complete, concise, and understandable. . . . Beautiful enough to have on your coffee table, but precise enough to become dog-eared in your study.” – Tina Puntigam
Each sentence was filled with so much information, yet it was written on a level that could easily be presented to a child. . . . From the quality of the book to the quality of the words, The Story of the Bible is a must read for anyone interested in the history of the Bible.” – Val Corrier-Hawker
About the ebook
AVAILABLE in fall, 2019
The ebook edition of The Story of the Bible is a portal to more than eighty resources on the Internet for exploring the history of the Bible. Through the links in the book you can watch parchment being made, unroll the Great Isaiah Scroll and see a translation, meet some of the key people in the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls , view a colorful Bible dedication in Papua New Guinea, and more.
For a full list of links, click here.
The Story of the Bible feature life-size pages, in pockets, from all of these manuscripts or Bibles. The biggest is the Winchester Bible, which is 16" x 23-1/2".
Buy the Book
The ebook will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, ChristianBooks.com
The original publisher, Thomas Nelson, no longer has copies of this amazing book. However you can purchase the hardcover edition of this $34.99 book directly from the author for $25 plus $4 shipping (original price $34.99) - the button below will take you to PayPal to purchase.