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Ninety percent of Americans own a copy of the Bible, and whileit’s the most widely read book, it’s also the leastunderstood. Regardless of your religion, understanding the Biblebrings much of Western art, literature, and public discourse intogreater focus—from Leonardo da Vinci’s “LastSupper” painting to the Wachowski brothers’ TheMatrix movies. People have historically turned to religion todeal with tragedy and change, and with the right insight, the Biblecan be an accessible, helpful guide to life’s big questions.

The Bible For Dummies appeals to people of all faiths, aswell as those who don’t practice any particular religion, byproviding interfaith coverage of the entire Bible and the oftenfascinating background information that makes the Bible come alive.You’ll find answers to such questions as:

  • Where did the Bible come from?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • How is the Bible put together?

Follow the history of the Bible from its beginning thousands ofyears ago as tattered scrolls to its status as the bestseller ofall time. The Bible For Dummies covers these topics andmore:

  • Ten people in the Bible you should know
  • The Hebrew Bible
  • The Apocrypha’s hidden treasures
  • What’s new about the New Testament
  • Israel’s wisdom, literature, and love poetry
  • The Bible’s enduring influence
  • The prophets: more than fortunetellers

Discover the world’s all-time bestseller in an entirelynew light. Whether you’re interested in broadening yourspiritual horizons, uncovering the symbolism of Western culture, orgaining a deeper understanding of the book you grew up reading,The Bible For Dummies has all the information you need tonavigate this ancient and fascinating book.

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