Book Review: Unlocking the Bible: What it is, How we got it, and Why we can trust it, by Jeff Lasseigne
Are you trying to help a new believer understand the Bible? Are you trying to convince a skeptic why they should trust the Bible? Consider giving them a copy of Jeff Lasseigne’s newest book, Unlocking the Bible: What it is, How we got it, and Why we can trust it. The book will give them an overview of basic issues concerning the Scriptures.
The first half of the book provides a survey of fundamental questions about the Bible. How did we get the Bible? Why can we trust it? What is the story and flow of the Old Testament? What happened in between the Old and New Testaments? What is the New Testament about? How should I study the Bible? How does someone teach the Bible? The second half of the book gives a brief overview of every book of the Bible. The author gives important information, fascinating facts, quotable quotes, notable notes, and how you can see Christ in the book.
The book is easy to read and understand. The author weaves stories, humor, quotes, and other material into his presentation. The book would be a helpful gift to a spiritual seeker or a new follower of Christ. It might frustrate a scholar or pastor because it merely whet’s one appetite and does not satisfy one’s hunger. It merely gets one started on the road to greater discoveries.
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