Book Review: 31 Men of the Bible: Who They Were and What We Can Learn from Them Today, by Holman Bible Staff (written by Randy Southern)
Randy Southern of Holman Bible Staff has written a handy volume profiling 31 men of the Bible. 21 come from the Old Testament and the remaining 10 from the New Testament. Each profile is 4 pages long. The first page is a famous painting or artwork of the character. The next two pages give a summary of the man’s life or a snapshot of one scene from his life. The final page contains a “Takeaway” or key principle for application as well as a “Food for Thought” section which contains 3-4 questions for discussion.
The book is designed as a devotional aid or a tool for daily study. It is small enough to carry in a backpack or briefcase for reading on the go.
It appears the book aims to whet people’s appetite for further study. Rather than being an exposition of a biblical text, each account tells a story from the life of the individual. Some include one verse while others contain several Scripture references.
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