Author(s): Dr Russell Re Manning
The 50 most meaningful moments in the Bible, each explained in half a minute. The Bible has been a bestseller from its earliest days but its a little like "A Brief History of Time": most people have a copy, and we all think we know what its about, but if you have read it, it was most likely when you were still at school. Do you know why Noah built the Ark? Where Sodom and Gomorrah are? Who was at the Last Supper? And who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? "30-Second Bible" offers a fast track to a working knowledge of the Good Book to everyone who hasn't quite (or entirely, or recently) read the Bible. Split into seven sections, it covers the favourite stories, parables, miracles, Gospels, prophets, personalities, battles and politics, as well as offering a brief explanation of how the Bible came about and which historical figures helped it become the power that it is. It establishes the differences between the Catholic, Protestant and other bibles, discusses why it is the subject of so much debate, and offers insights into the meaning and significance of its characters and stories.