Review: Unlocking the Bible
`Unlocking the Bible` is a biblical reference book written by author Jeff Lasseigne. Jeff Lasseigne teaches the midweek Bible study and assists with oversight of his church, Harvest Christian Fellowship, as part of the pastoral staff. He also enjoys traveling, reading, and all things England. Unless otherwise indicated, scripture quotations are from the New King James version of the Holy Bible.
`Unlocking the Bible` is divided into two parts. The first part explains how we got the Bible, why we can trust the Bible, understanding the Old and New Testaments, how to study the Bible, and how to teach the Bible. The second part lists each individual book of the Bible which includes author of the book, theme of the book, and category of the book, and some Fascinating Facts. I was pleased to see the Forward was written by Greg Laurie, Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship and an evangelist I am familiar with.
The Bible is the world's all-time bestselling book, yet it's the least read. The author's desire in writing this book is that we might understand and appreciate that the Bible is not that difficult to read, study, and apply as some think it is.
I learned it took about fifteen hundred years for the Bible to be written and recorded by God's chosen vessels. The Bible was written by at least forty different writers. The writer's were oftentimes in difficult circumstances. Examples, Moses was in the wilderness, Ezekiel was a captive in Babylon, Paul was a prisoner in Rome, and John was banished to an island. (pg. # 22)
This book is an in-depth look at the Bible and I recommend it to Believers and Seekers.