Sunday, January 5, 2014

Who's Who In The Bible: A Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

About The Book:

From the fall of Adam and Eve to Judas's betrayal of Jesus, the key events of the Bible are expressed through the lives of hundreds of people. Each of the five chapters begins with a comprehensive historical overview that sets the stage for the events and characters that follow and detail the political and historical forces at play in the events described. This overview is augmented with award-winning maps, stunning National Geographic photographs that lend the text a sense of place, a time line that places the events in context. The chapters end with a comprehensive alphabetical directory of the characters that appear in that part of the Bible.

In true National Geographic fashion, exquisite art and artifacts, informative maps, intriguing text and unique family tree features are the threads that tie this illuminating volume together, revealing the stories of Biblical characters in chronological order and highlighting their greater meaning for mankind. 

WHO’S WHO IN THE BIBLE is an authoritative and engaging reference source and an ideal gift for any religion or history buff.

About The Author:

Jean-Pierre Isbouts is a historian, bestselling National Geographic author, and award-winning screenwriter and film director. A humanities scholar, his research has been devoted to biblical archaeology, Renaissance Florence and 19th century Europe. He also serves as graduate professor in the doctoral programs of Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. 

Jean-Pierre is a full-time author, filmmaker and graduate professor in two doctoral programs at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara ( In his spare time (or what's left of it), he likes to discover new places in Asia and the Middle East with his wife Cathie, a production executive. The father of four children, now in their mid-20's and early 30's, and grandfather of two beautiful boys (with a third of the way), he and Cathie live in Santa Monica with a furry child named Katie, a highly opinionated Labrador Retriever.

My Review:

If you are looking for a fantastic resource book for your family to help you learn more about the people from the Bible, look no further than Who's Who in the Bible.

This is a large, coffee table style book with amazing facts, beautiful illustrations and a book that will entice conversation about the Bible with all who look through the pages of this massive book. As per usual National Geographic has done a spectacular job of extensive photography, maps and the author has shown that extensive research has been done to bring the reader the most current research for the everyday reader.

This would be a great gift idea for a Bible scholar, Bible college student, homeschool family and pastors alike. It has been a great resource to start teaching historical facts to our girls, who are five and seven years old, and I know this will be a resource that will be in our family for many years to come. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Media Masters Publicity, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***


  1. wow, I need a new coffee table book to display and this one sounds amazing with photos, maps and info.
    One can always use a refresher on this.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful book. It would be so interesting to read. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

  3. I would love to win this lovely book that is full of information for my brother who teaches seventh graders each week at church as part of our religious education program. I can also see him sharing this book with the other teachers.