The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible by Dr. William H. Marty and Dr. Boyd Seevers is a quick easy to read short study of the entire Bible. For all of those who think that reading the Bible in a year is a daunting task and one that simply couldn't be done or that you wouldn't stick to it for a whole year then this is the book for you. There is none of the poetry. It is rather like Clift Notes for the Bible. You can get the jest of what the Bible says in about a week of study rather than the full study in a year. If all you want is a taste of what is in the Bible then this book will give it to you in an easy version. Where the Bible may speak in parables or symbolism that only people of the 1st century would understand completely this book is written in more of a modern day conversational tone.
I liked the easy to understand way that this study of the Bible was written. The writers are both Professors who regularly teach the Bible. They do not speak in lofty tones nor do they talk down to the reader. Though it is advertised as being for both seasoned as well as 1st time readers of the Bible I think that it is really only for beginning Bible scholars or possibly as a gift Bible for giving out on the street to masses of people. I think that seasoned readers would not read this book or would so only for a specific reason not pertaining to Bible study. I enjoyed reading it as an easy read though I am neither a 1st time Bible studier nor am I a Bible scholar but I would not use it for a Bible study.
I received this book from Bethany House for this review.