ARC Review: The Basic Bible Atlas by John A. Beck

The Basic Bible Atlas: A Fascinating Guide to the Land of the Bible by John A. Beck

Published February 18th, 2020 by Baker Books

Genres Nonfiction, History, Christian

Pages 176

Source ARC received from Baker Books


The Bible tells the story of God meeting real people in a real time and place, yet we rarely take the time to wonder, Why there? Maybe we have a hard time even picturing where there is. To begin to fully understand the Bible, we must understand the geographical settings of Scripture and how each place participates in the biblical story. With its colorful maps, The Basic Bible Atlas helps us link geography to Bible study so we can understand how place impacted events in the Bible. From Eden to Egypt, from the promised land to Persia, from Bethlehem to the New Jerusalem, The Basic Bible Atlas is a fascinating guide to the land of the Bible. Your Bible study will never be the same.

The Basic Bible Atlas was a great reference book and encourage everyone to read it. The book was really helpful in showing me the place of all the stories I have read in the Bible. Most Bible’s have maps in them but The Basic Bible Atlas has a wide range of colorful maps that point out so many important moments in the Bible. This book also includes ancient maps from Biblical times, along with current maps of the area which was really helpful in identifying countries and regions whose names have changed over the centuries. This book also includes a lot of stories along with the maps, which I also found to be very helpful. Overall, I really enjoyed The Basic Bible Atlas and think it is a great addition to any Christian’s library and very helpful when wanting to further understand the geography in your Bible studies.

Thank you to the publisher, Baker Books, for sending me an ARC of this book.

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