Laymen or students alike may be overwhelmed by the Bible’s details, the number of stories, and interrelated parts. To help you out Dave Branon compiled the Our Daily Bread Bible Sourcebook series. I read the Our Daily Bread Bible Jesus Sourcebook, that concentrates on the life and work of Jesus Christ as provided in the four gospels. It is constructed as an alphabetically ordered kind of glossary of who, what, and when.
So, if you’re looking for a parable, background on a person, or need information on a specific location, Jewish festivity or custom, simply look it up. The overview entries contain complete lists of all Jesus’s parables and miracles, handy logs to guide you to the specific article with additional information. In addition, the Sourcebook contains nearly three hundred brief articles on every aspect of His life and ministry – people He encountered, places He visited, names and titles He was known by, truths He taught, and key events such as His birth, baptism, temptation, transfiguration, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. It starts with Abba and ends with Zechariah.
About the author
Dave Branon is a senior editor for Discovery House, and he has written for the Our Daily Bread devotional booklet since 1988. Among his seventeen published books are the following: Heads Up! Sports Devotional; Stand Firm; Beyond the Valley: Finding Hope in Life’s Losses; and Living the Psalms Life: 10 Guiding Principles for Fellowship with God. Dave was selected to the Athletic Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Cedarville University, where he played basketball. He has a master’s degree in English from Western Michigan University, and he is a longtime adjunct professor in the Humanities Department at Cornerstone University. Dave and his wife, Sue, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
I received a free review copy from Netgalley in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.