Saturday, December 29, 2012

Taste and See: A Book Review

About The Book:
The Bible arguably contains the greatest stories of all time. It is the most-printed and most-distributed book in the world making it a must-read for all people.
Taste and See:
Provides an overview of the main Bible story.
An introduction to 12 short sections of the Bible
Identifies key themes found in the Bible and in the sections above.
Asks thought-provoking questions to open doors of spiritual discovery.
Encourages readers to take the first steps in a spiritual journey.
The Bible is an intimidating read. That’s one of the reasons people don’t read it much, but this is a simple and easy-to-read introduction. “Taste and See” is ideal for your un-churched friends because it allows them to read the overarching story of the Bible quickly and easily.
About Scripture Union Canada:
Scripture Union traces its origins back to 1867 when a young man called Josiah Spiers shared the Gospel with children on a beach in Wales.
The first SU work in Canada dates from 1879, making it one of the founding Christian ministries in this country. Reaching children & young people where they are has remained at the centre of SU's ministry which today takes place in 140 countries worldwide. Alongside the emphasis on evangelism is the twin aim of encouraging daily Bible reading among people of all ages. Although SU started in 19th Century Britain, in the 21st Century we find it in many developing nations, where it reaches thousands of children and their families.
One of SU's strengths has been the ability to allow the development of ministries within different countries appropriate to their culture. Given the Canadian passion for sports, this means ministry to children and youth using sports as an outreach tool, while maintaining a commitment to helping people of all ages pray and read the Bible with understanding. 
About Canadian Bible Society:
Mary Jones walked 28 miles in her bare feet to buy a Bible. It sounds just like the experience of new Christians in China or in the remote parts of Africa today. But Mary Jones was a 15 year-old girl who lived in Wales over 200 years ago. Her story helped lead to the founding of the Bible Society – making the Bible available throughout the world.
Formally founded in 1904 and chartered in 1906, the Canadian Bible Society is a member of the United Bibles Societies, a fellowship of 145 national Bible societies around the world.  The societies work in partnership with churches and other Bible agencies to facilitate and support translation and Scripture distribution work around the globe.

In Canada, CBS translates, publishes and distributes Bibles, New Testaments and other Scriptures, which are available in over 100 languages as well as 23 Canadian First Nations languages.  The first Canadian native translation to be published by the Bible Society dates back to 1804, when the Gospel of John was translated into Mohawk.

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) exists to reach every man, woman and child with the life-giving Word of God.  Our core mandates include translation, publication, distribution and engagement - encouraging the use of God's life-giving Word.
My Review:
Taste and See is an fantastic way to engage your non-Christian friends and family in learning about, and reading the, Bible. It is a very quick read, and simple enough even for teens to read. Best of all its FREE! It is a perfect e-book for anyone who has questions about God and the Bible and wants simple answers that will allow for deeper digging after reading. A great addition anyone's tools for evangelizing in 2013!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: Taste and See is a Bible engagement / outreach resource available online from Canadian Bible Society and Scripture Union Canada
***I received a complimentary copy of the above, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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