The Visual Word: Illustrated Outlines of the New Testament Books by Patrick Schreiner and illustrated by Anthony M. Benedetto // Review


A beautiful and well laid-out resource, excellent compliment to personal Bible study or to share in group settings. 

I was intrigued by the idea of a visual outline of Scripture and how it would work. I've been a Bible reader from a young age, but still struggle to place where exactly certain passages are, or how the themes connect to a broader theme throughout without too much generalization. And to my delight this book was exactly what I thought it would be and more. 

This book is a wonderful resource and aid, useful in many settings, I appreciated the well thought out illustrated medallions and how they are connected in the various diagrams to show the flow and connecting themes, though the use of a hand with an eye inset looking very similar to a hamsa, (a symbol tied to Middle Eastern mysticism), as the symbol for The Word of Life in the section on 1st, 2nd, 3rd John gave me pause. 

Overall, this is a valuable tool for Bible study, with excellent summaries by Patrick Schreiner that do a great job of showing the overarching themes and narrative of the New Testament, the Gospel, and what that means for us. It would make a great gift as a study aid, or a great purchase for yourself. I look forward to using it personally in my study for many years to come. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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