Each spread of this title features a main story - such as David and Goliath or the baptism of Jesus - which is complemented by a selection of boxed items. These give background to details mentioned in the main story text or add historical, geographical or archaeological information. This title includes a box detailing the sources for each chapter that provides the reader with the appropriate biblical references.
James Harpur has written a number of popular books on religious and biblical subjects, including Abraham and His Sons, The Miracles of Jesus, The Journeys of St Paul, Sacred Tracks: Two Thousand Years of Christian Pilgrimages and Love Burning in the Soul. He was also co-writer, with Revd. Marcus Braybrooke, of The Collegeville Atlas of the Bible.