A Bible Summary

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 9 2019 4:35 PM

I have read the Bible and listened to the Bible all the way through a number of times. But I am looking for a 100 to 200 page summary of sorts. Hopefully by a believer in the Bible. I looked into the Cliffs Notes and I think I am looking for something like that, but from the perspective of a person who holds the Bible very dear. Any suggested books or audios? 

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 7:13 PM

It's larger than 200 pages, but The Bible Guide  is a decent summary of each book.

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 7:24 PM

Fresco, thanks for the recommendation. I ended up purchasing the Believer’s Bible and it is 26 hundred pages. So never mind my silly 200 page suggestion. I look forward to looking into your recommendation. Many thanks! 

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 7:28 PM

Looks like a great resource ... and it turns out it is in my library alread!!!

Thanks. 

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 9 2019 7:42 PM

Gregorio Billikopf:
I ended up purchasing the Believer’s Bible and it is 26 hundred pages.

I'm curious what this is and where you found it. I only know of the 1-volume Believer's Bible Commentary (which I have in Logos, though it's no longer sold by them; it came from Thomas Nelson eBible Bible Study Library on CD-ROM) and the New Believer's Bible (which is the whole Bible, in New Living Translation, not available in Logos, and it's only 1200 pages so that can't be what you're referring to).

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 9:41 AM

Hi Rosie, here is the book, https://www.thomasnelson.com/9780718076856/believers-bible-commentary/

Apparently, from the reviews, it is mostly the same as the first edition, but has some additional information thrown in by the editor.

https://www.amazon.com/Believers-Bible-Commentary-William-MacDonald/dp/0718076850/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547141983&sr=8-1&keywords=believer%27s+bible+commentary

I will be checking out your suggestions, thanks so much!

 

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 9:47 AM

One of the reviewers added some interesting statistics regarding various similar commentaries:

"EDITIONS

The black and blue edition is much thicker than the older orange dust jacket edition. Another reviewer said the second edition "has no updates." But it has 130 more pages, based on Amazon's count (2592-2462=130). Nelson advertises "14 pages of 4-color maps...and other study helps." So charts, maps and diagrams may have increased, but I doubt the commentary has changed, since MacDonald was glorified in 2007.

COMMENTARY STATS

* The Bible Knowledge Commentary (BKC) by Walvoord & Zuck *
Editions: 1983 (NT), 1985 (OT)
NIV translation base.
167 grey-scale illustrations!
1575 pages of OT commentary!
979 pages of NT commentary!
Emphasis on analysis and the original languages.
School of Influence: Dallas Theological Seminary
Frequently quoted and recommended in other Bible commentaries!
Endorsed by Jeremiah, Wiersbe & Swindoll.

* Believer's Bible Commentary by MacDonald & Farstad *
Editions: 1995, 2008, 2016
NKJV translation base.
People and places glossary!
77 grey-scale maps, charts, sketches (1st ed.).
1150 pages of OT commentary.
1183 pages of NT commentary!
Emphasis on devotion and life application.
School of Influence: Emmaus Bible College
Nelson's most popular commentary!
Endorsed by Van Gorder, Wiersbe & MacArthur.
Quotes from the BKC.

* The Moody Bible Commentary (MBC) by Rydelnik & Vanlaningham *
Edition: 2014
NASB translation base.
Scripture and topical indexes!
80 grey-scale maps, charts, sketches.
1422 pages of OT commentary!
580 pages of NT commentary.
Emphasis on refuting higher criticism.
Superficial coverage of difficult verses.
See my detailed MBC review on Amazon.
School of Influence: Moody Bible Institute
Popular among Moody and Rydelnik fans.
Endorsed by Enns, Jenkins & Rosenberg
Quotes from the BKC." --BibleLight from Oregon

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 9:56 AM

Rosie Perera:
I only know of the 1-volume Believer's Bible Commentary (which I have in Logos, though it's no longer sold by them

I think it is: https://www.logos.com/product/1186/believers-bible-commentary 

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 9:59 AM

Thanks!

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 10:14 AM

Gregorio Billikopf:
But I am looking for a 100 to 200 page summary of sorts. Hopefully by a believer in the Bible.

https://www.logos.com/product/5716/unlocking-the-bible-story-volume-1-old-testament is volume 1 of a 4 volume set. The author of this has published a brief (10 point summary) that is not available in Logos but is available here https://www.moodypublishers.com/books/bible-study-and-reference/10-keys-for-unlocking-the-bible/ I have used this several times as an outreach to those who are exploring the contents of the Bible. This was actually a city-wide outreach in Chicago several years ago as a partnership between a Christian TV station/Moody Publishers/The Orchard EFC.

Also, D.A. Carson's "The God who is There" is a summary of sorts theologically with 14 texts chosen from Gen to Rev. - https://www.logos.com/product/30961/the-god-who-is-there-finding-your-place-in-gods-story 

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 2:20 PM

Thanks very much, David. 

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Gregorio Billikopf | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jan 10 2019 2:23 PM

Francis, thanks for this recommendation. And now I am feeling silly. I think I have so many books in Logos I need to spend more time checking what I have before purchasing more. I have both of these volumes and am so glad you pointed them out. 

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