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The Story of the Bible Details the History of the Scriptures

Share This article NASHVILLE, Tenn. As part of its 400th anniversary celebration campaign for the King James Bible, Thomas Nelson Publishers will, in September, release The Story of the Bible -- a visually-enhanced history covering the writing and transmission of the Bible through the ages.

With a sweeping, colorful, and captivating narrative, The Story of the Bible, by Larry Stone, details the ways by which the many books of the Old and New Testaments were composed and copied, how the writings were collected and canonized, and also tells the stories of the men and women who gave their lives to make the Bible available in common language. Reported clearly and reverently, the book weaves these many tales with powerful anecdotes, gripping historical episodes, and just a touch of whimsy and humor.

But that's only half of the story.

Readers will also find 23 life-sized, removable reproductions of pages from the world's most important Bibles, including samples from The Book of Kells, Codex Sinaiticus, the Gutenberg Bible, even a portion of a Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript. These, as well as over 90 other illustrations, including ancient iconography and contemporary photos, enrich the reading experience, while numerous sidebars add intrigue and entertainment.

"Every Bible lover needs this book," says Joel J. Miller, vice president of acquisitions and editorial for Thomas Nelson's nonfiction division. "It's as inviting as it is comprehensive and as fun as it is informative. Unfolding the removable pages and connecting with pieces of ancient and sacred history in that way is totally thrilling."

Best-selling author, Christian apologist and evangelist Ravi Zacharias wrote the book's foreword and agrees with Miller in his effusive praise. "(Author) Larry (Stone) has done a wonderful job of making scholarly material engaging and accessible," he says. "It's a captivating work."

The Story of the Bible will be available nationwide on September 21.

To view a sample, go to Thomas Nelson's website.

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