A small, very easy to use guide to the Bible. This book uses an attractive design and concise text to give the reader an accessible way into the Bible. The book takes the reader step by step through the Bible, helping him or her to understand the key subjects and types of book it contains, and suggests passages of the Bible to begin reading. This is not a commentary or a handbook - it doesn't deal with weighty issues or debates over interpretation, historicity etc. Nor is it a zany guide for the young - rather, it is for those who want a simple, unfrightening approach to this important book, and who will feel more comfortable with the small format.
Kevin O'Donnell is an Anglican priest who was an RE teacher both before and after theological training at St Stephen's House, Oxford. Before returning to parish ministry in 1999, he was chaplain at Heathfield School, Ascot. He is the author of a number of RE text books and contributor to others. He is the author of two Lion Access Guides: Postmodernism and A History of Ideas (April 03).