Scott's Book Review

A History of the Bible

A History of the Bible

John Barton

EGGHEAD CHOICE - Crack open for a hard boiled think

Where, though, did the Christmas story come from? The answer to this and 640 pages of information about the Bible can be found in a new book by John Barton – A History of the Bible: The Book and its Faiths. To have no interest in The Bible is, frankly, a confession of ignorance. Even those for whom it holds no authority, it has a commanding status. It is one of the great works of world literature, woven to an unparalleled degree into our language and thought.