I’m a big fan of books about The Book, especially well-written books that present the big picture of the world’s best-selling book of all time. Self-Guided Tour of the Bible is one of the best books I’ve read in this genre. Christopher Hudson has done a marvelous job of taking the reader on a tour of the Word of God in all its glory.
There is a boatload of resources here for Bible readers of all levels. Whether you are new to the Bible or have been reading the Word for decades, this book will enrich your understanding of and love for Holy Scripture.
I enjoyed every chapter, but I found two chapters especially beneficial. I commend the author for including Chapter 8, “Heaven, Hell and Eternity” because he actually provides a biblical explanation of not only heaven (which Christians should love to do) but also hell (which Christians have become increasingly reluctant to do). And Chapter 9, “Summarizing the Message: Major Themes in the Bible” gave me much delight. The author has identified eight “central ideas that permeate the Bible.” This list alone is worth the price of the book. If you read the Bible carefully and completely, you’ll find these eight themes taught repeatedly throughout the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. I love that the author included this section, and it is a wonderful demonstration of his gift of teaching.
I give this book my highest recommendation. If you want to deepen your love for God by reading and studying His Word, this book will help you to accomplish that, for the glory of King Jesus.