“The Basic Bible Atlas: A Fascinating Guide to the Land of the Bible” by John A. Beck is the first book I have read that focuses deeply on the geographical settings of the Bible. Many readers, including myself, will wonder why geography is really that important to understanding the Bible. It turns out, however, that it is!
I really like how this book is written. Personally, I don’t really read atlases for enjoyment, but this one is very interesting, and makes the geography of the Bible understandable and relevant to people today.
Perhaps my favourite thing about this book is the description and information of the Promised Land in the Old Testament. It helped me to understand how the this Land was woven into the lives of God’s people, and how it helped to shape their relationship with Him.
If you have an interest in geography then this book will definitely be right up your alley. Even if you didn’t particularly care for that subject in school, I still highly recommend this book. It is truly surprising how much can be learned about God and the Bible and it’s history simply by learning about the geography of the Bible, and I am grateful to the author for making this it so easily accessible to anyone who will pick up this book.
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.