Monday, August 25

The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible

The Quick-Start Guide to the Whole Bible is a pretty self-explanatory title. But just in case there are any questions about it, here’s a quick summary:

Dr. William H. Marty and Dr. Boyd Stevens take a look at each chapter of the Bible. They look at the setting and context of each book. Who wrote it? Where do the events take place? Is there any important historical context to know? The sections on setting tend to range from a paragraph to a little over a page. Then a summary is offered for book. The lengths of these vary, though on the whole the New Testament books tend to be a little longer than the Old Testament books. The final section in each chapter outlines the significance of the book, or at least of key events in the book. For example, in Paul’s letters, the key points that Paul was teaching our outlined.

Saturday, August 9

The Confession by Robert Whitlow

Life is good for Holt Douglas. He’s with the woman of his dreams and his career as assistant DA is very successful. But then he stumbles across information regarding the death of a very wealthy, local man. While it was ruled a suicide, Holt believes it may have been murder, so he begins investigating on the side. He quickly faces opposition as he begins to search for clues. During the course of the investigation, a dark secret from his past haunts him, and Holt risks having this secret unravel his life before he can finish his investigation. Will Holt discover the truth before it’s too late?

I have a fondness for legal thrillers, and I’m surprised that it took me this long to pick up a novel by Robert Whitlow.