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30 Days to Understanding the Bible, the innovative teach-yourself guide that''s helped so many readers get more out of the Bible, just got even better! Now Max Anders'' remarkable resource for Bible learning is available in a new, expanded edition, with all the features that made the original so popular plus much more.

Proven effective by over 200,000 readers, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible helps you learn to position key Bible characters, places, and events in chronological order so that you can "think your way through" the entire Word of God. Through interesting, memory-enhancing exercises, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible acquaints readers with the core teachings of Scripture in just 15 minutes a day!

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Doctor Jean ND
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Excellent overview, but missing seven books from the Old Testament and a few other important issues
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2020
the "deuterocanonical" books as per wikipedia: "The deuterocanonical books (from the Greek meaning "belonging to the second canon") are books and passages considered by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Assyrian Church... See more
the "deuterocanonical" books as per wikipedia: "The deuterocanonical books (from the Greek meaning "belonging to the second canon") are books and passages considered by the Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Assyrian Church of the East to be canonical books of the Old Testament but which are considered non-canonical by Protestant denominations." These books are Tobit, Judith, 1&2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach and Baruch.
I found the form to be very logical: The overall structure of the Bible, Old Testament (OT)geography, OT historical books starting from Genesis to the return of the Jews from Babylon to Jerusalem, poems and prophetical books. Next section is the structure and geography of the New Testament, Gospels, founding of the Church, missions to the Jews and Gentiles, the letters (or epistles mostly from Paul and also from Peter, James and others). The third section is ten important doctrines of the Bible about God the Father, Son, Holy Spirit, angels, humans, sin, salvation thru Christ, the future including Christ''s glorious return, heaven or hell, new universe, eternity.

A few criticisms are that several of the author''s chapter introductions are trivial or irrelevant. On p 237 he states that when a person dies,the Christian person''s spirit immediately receives a new body untouched by sin. This is not Catholic teaching. From catholicanswers.com: "The Bible tells us that when Jesus returns to earth, he will physically raise all those who have died, giving them back the bodies they lost at death.These will be the same bodies people had in earthly life—but our resurrection bodies will not die and, for the righteous, they will be transformed into a glorified state, freed from suffering and pain, and enabled to do many of the amazing things Jesus could do with his glorified body (see 1 Cor. 15:35–44, 1 John 3:2)."
Just as Jesus'' risen body had the holes from the crucifixion in his hands, feet, and side, so our bodies we have on earth will be glorified by God at the resurrection of the dead. This is not done immediately at death.

While Jesus'' sacrifice of his life on the cross to take on the penalty of sin for humans opens heaven for us, the author states (page 232) that "Good and bad works have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not you go to heaven." This contradicts Jesus'' words about how we will be judged in Matthew 25: 31-46. (biblegateway.com, New Living Translation) 31 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters,you were doing it to me!’

41 “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.[g] 42 For I was hungry, and you didn’t feed me. I was thirsty, and you didn’t give me a drink. 43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t invite me into your home. I was naked, and you didn’t give me clothing. I was sick and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’

44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you?’

45 “And he will answer, ‘I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were refusing to help me.’

46 “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”
It is clear that our good and bad works do effect our eternal destiny. While we don''t "earn" our way into heaven thru good works, we do need to obey Christ and his commands, not only believe. As James 2: 14-26 states:
14 What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? 15 Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, 16 and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?

17 So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.

18 Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.”

19 You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.[f] Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?

21 Don’t you remember that our ancestor Abraham was shown to be right with God by his actions when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. 23 And so it happened just as the Scriptures say: “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.”[g] He was even called the friend of God.[h] 24 So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.

25 Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. 26 Just as the body is dead without breath,[i] so also faith is dead without good works.
Understanding the Bible in 30 Days is a valuable resource. Thank you very much to Max Anders for what looks to be many years of research and prayer to write this book. God bless you.
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lovedrunkbliss
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Best of it''s Kind: Must Have
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2012
Have you ever wished that there was an idiots guide to the Bible that gave context to all of it''s parts? The Bible is a beautiful collection of assorted types of literature but it''s organization and foreignness often creates confusion. So scholars claim we live in the most... See more
Have you ever wished that there was an idiots guide to the Bible that gave context to all of it''s parts? The Bible is a beautiful collection of assorted types of literature but it''s organization and foreignness often creates confusion. So scholars claim we live in the most biblically illiterate time in modern history. While many have theological and doctrinal opinions and views few understand the book called the Bible. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders is exactly the sort of "idiot proof" guide many people are looking for. Anders'' uses a simple format that explains how the bible is assembled and how each parts fits within or connects to the rest of the parts. The majority of the book covers the Old Testament (due to its size) and lays out a simplistic easy to follow and retain story. Every element is broken down into smaller digestible elements which are repeated and tested throughout the chapter.

For instance:

The Old Testament is divided into it''s parts.

17 Historical Books

5 Poetical Books

17 Prophetical Books

The historical books are divided into smaller eras (ie Creation, Patriarchs, Exodus, etc). Every era is linked to a picture, a central character, a geographic location, and a story line summary. The story line summaries are one liners that sum up what that era is about. The reader is able to learn piece by piece each book of the Bible as he or she explores the eras. The reader is given pictures, maps, and subdivisons that aid in understanding the bigger picture of scripture and it''s events. Each chapter contains simple tests right after new information is given and the tests are repeated becoming slightly more difficult as you go in the short chapters. This creates a stair step approach to learning that build new info onto slight older info. The chapters are short and can be done for about 20 minutes once a day for 30 days.

The books covers the OT, NT, and the 10 Great Doctrines of the Bible. I''d highly recommend this to someone who doesn''t understand the Old Testament, how the bible is constructed, bais doctrine, new believers, older believers looking to brush up, or anyone interested in making sense of the Bible. It''s a fun hearted book and simple enough for a 10 year old but never so simple an adult couldn''t glean something from it. It''s a great resource for churches, small groups, or missional communities. It''s denominational friendly as it is generic enough to work in a variety of churches. Lot''s of free teaching material is available for free online as well.

I''ve personally studied the Bible most of my life and I found this book to be the best I''ve ever seen. I''m thinking about completing this once a year. The book is also a workbook with fill in the blank questions, maps, etc. It feels a little elementary at first but I''ve noticed that my bible reading has benefited from a more clear understanding of chronology and geography. I''ve also learned several small facts here or there that filled in gaps in my own understanding after all these years. I''m excited about this resource and would definitely recommend it.
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S. Hollis
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Never out of date - Best Basic Bible over view (Historical periods) I''ve read so far. Book version better than Kindle
Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018
Never out of date - Best Basic Bible over view (Historical periods) I''ve read so far. Max E Anders ( original version used his initial) lets you MEAnder through the Bible by breaking it down into 12 Historical periods of around 400 years each. He... See more
Never out of date - Best Basic Bible over view (Historical periods) I''ve read so far.

Max E Anders ( original version used his initial) lets you MEAnder through the Bible by breaking it down into 12 Historical periods of around 400 years each.

He presents each period as a simple name, with a simple statement and a single historical figure to allow you to build up a skeleton over view of the Bible.

Each period has four sub sections ( e.g. Genesis, = Creation , The Fall, The Flood, The Tower) with a single sentence describing it. He also places each period in its physical location to help anchor the overview geographically.

Why buy this book?
- An over view of the Bible helps you understand the big picture stuff so the small parts of the bible make more sense.
- Knowing that the Hebrew people started from a single family, grew to a kingdom and then got conquered, banished and then returned lets you see God''s hand through 4-6 thousand years of history.
- Knowing where in the history of the Bible events occurred helps you understand more. for example, too many Christians read Bible verses in isolation without understanding the context. Jesus lamb of god makes no sense without knowing there was a temple, a law given and the fall of creation separating us from God.

This book has been a foundational influence in my understanding of the Bible - building a frame work to hang other learning on. There are other ways to do a Bible over view ( law and forgiveness, prophetic words over time, blessings and curses through history etc) but a general historical overview is one of the most crucial foundations you can put in place as a Christian.

I first read this book 20 plus years ago and still mentally refer to it. My kids have used it and the structure has formed the basis for teaching others.

If you want pretty pictures, florid prose or hand holding this book isn''t for you. It is to the point, sparse and requires you to interact - filling in study notes etc - but it is plain to read, down to earth and simple to follow.

The book version better than Kindle - which has a horrible layout. I need to flick back and forwards to compare nad review - the Kindle didn''t cut it. buy the book version - you wont regret the extra $ spent.
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Bremm567
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Great introduction book to the bible for new christians or those considering christianity
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2013
This book was very helpful to me in organizing the old testament and figuring out how to read the actual bible more effectively. The only thing about this book that I didn''t quite like was that the work sheets were very repetitive and so I stopped filling them in after a... See more
This book was very helpful to me in organizing the old testament and figuring out how to read the actual bible more effectively. The only thing about this book that I didn''t quite like was that the work sheets were very repetitive and so I stopped filling them in after a few chapters. That being said, the repetition does make the information stick better in my memory. I would recommend this book to those people who are just starting to read the bible with no historical knowledge of it. This book will help you understand what you are reading. However, if you are familiar with many of the books of the bible, this introduction will probably be a little too simplified for you.
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Kathleen M.
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Best book I''ve ever read on a Chronological Overview of the Bible - simple, straight-forward, to the point!
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2013
This book is one of the best books I have ever read that CONCISELY summarizes the Bible in chronological order. Author Max Anders focuses on 12 main events/people in the Bible, but also includes 10 main Christian Doctrines as well. He does a great job creating simple &... See more
This book is one of the best books I have ever read that CONCISELY summarizes the Bible in chronological order. Author Max Anders focuses on 12 main events/people in the Bible, but also includes 10 main Christian Doctrines as well. He does a great job creating simple & straightforward ways to remember the events and points of doctrine. A great refresher for a someone well-grounded in their Christian faith, but an outstanding resource for a new Christian or for someone who is just trying to understand the point of the Bible without getting bogged down in theological detail. Dr. Anders also was one of the original people who worked on the Walk Thru the Bible seminar program which I also recommend, but I would recommend his book FIRST as it focuses on 12 main point + 10 Doctrines and then I would strongly recommend attending the 8-hour Walk Thru the Bible seminar that is offered throughout the United Staes ([...] that teaches you the 77 key points in chronological order in the Old Testament + 77 key points in chronological order in the New Testament. Note: Old Testament & New Testament series are offered separately. I also spoke with Dr. Anders directly on the phone with a couple of questions and he took my call, though I am not a professor at any seminary, and took time to answers my questions about his book - he is an awesome verbal communicator as well! He has a new book coming out in Jan. 2014 and I plan to get it as soon as it is available!
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Liv052020
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This breaks it down in a way that is easy to digest and understand
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
Although repetitive, this is SO helpful for someone who has a hard time keeping up with the history, characters, and geography of the Bible. This breaks it down in a way that is easy to digest and understand. I would say it''s another version of "...for Dummies" kind... See more
Although repetitive, this is SO helpful for someone who has a hard time keeping up with the history, characters, and geography of the Bible. This breaks it down in a way that is easy to digest and understand. I would say it''s another version of "...for Dummies" kind of thing (Cooking for Dummies, Accounting for Dummies, Bible for Dummies, etc.). Anyways, I would definitely recommend this to anyone new to studying the Bible or if you just want a basic refresher, definitely give this a shot!
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Celeste P
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A great educational tool
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2018
This is a great book. The 15 minute studies are well planned and structured to help you remember and easily learn. It’s given me geographic and history of the bible which in turn has ignited my passion to reread books with an expectation of a more connected understanding. I... See more
This is a great book. The 15 minute studies are well planned and structured to help you remember and easily learn. It’s given me geographic and history of the bible which in turn has ignited my passion to reread books with an expectation of a more connected understanding. I would highly recommend this book for your study. I should also mention I’m halfway through the book at this point.
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Amber
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Wonderful resource
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2016
My small group has been working through this book for the past few weeks and it''s such a good resource. It explains major themes, people, and geography in the Bible in a way that makes sense for someone who has never picked up a Bible before or has been studying it for... See more
My small group has been working through this book for the past few weeks and it''s such a good resource. It explains major themes, people, and geography in the Bible in a way that makes sense for someone who has never picked up a Bible before or has been studying it for years. Would definitely recommend!
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bernie 26
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A Must have for all who want to understand the Bible
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 12, 2012
I have bought a few books to help me understand the Bible as I am only starting to read the Bible now. This book is absolutely wonderful and the layout is superb. I can honestly say that this book is a must for all people who want to understand the greatest story ever told....See more
I have bought a few books to help me understand the Bible as I am only starting to read the Bible now. This book is absolutely wonderful and the layout is superb. I can honestly say that this book is a must for all people who want to understand the greatest story ever told. Max Anders has helped me understand the Bible (which can sometimes be very complicated and difficult to read) in a whole new way. I definitely recommend this book to everyone who reads the Bible and not only to beginners
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SaundMa
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A Really Good Buy
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2015
I Learnt a lot from this book. I think everyone who reads the bible should own this alongside it, it really breaks down the order and helps you to understand the process. A really good buy!!
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Kezzi
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Excellent!!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 19, 2017
Excellent Resource - If you are a new Christian or have been a Christian a while, this is an amazing resource to have, it teaches you in a way that is relevant and easy to understand......
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only just started but so far have learned a great deal that i had not known or understood
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 31, 2015
not read all yet ,only just started but so far have learned a great deal that i had not known or understood ,Very Good for beginner Bible Readers
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truth at last
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makes perfect sense logical methodical and spiritual, all in one. no yeast just truth. a bright light for those who are coming to christ
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