The St. Joseph Bible Handbook from Catholic Book Publishing is a solid introductory text, with its easy-to-follow format, offers the reader the opportunity to discover a multitude of facts in each of the Bible's 73 books. The clear and concise text will serve novice readers of the Bible particularly well.
The plentiful and easily understandable graphics in the St. Joseph Bible Handbook from Catholic Book Publishing add to the usefulness of this resource.
In addition to a general introduction to each book of the Bible, the main headings found for every book—the Outline, Frequently Asked Questions, Study Questions, and Look out for—succinctly point to the valuable information contained in the pages of the Bible. Complementing the content of these "constant" entries are various word and visual features that more specifically elucidate the terms. These take the form of time charts, maps, photographs, panoramic illustrations, and "callout" topics (e.g., "Covenant," "Nazirites," "Pentecost," and "The Second Coming").
The Appendix in the St. Joseph Bible Handbook from Catholic Book Publishing contains interesting summary information: "Key Ideas in the Bible," "Promises in the Bible," "Fifty Very Important Passages," and "Who's Who in the Bible."