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Product Review | Read Scripture: Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books

Amazon tells me that I have purchased ten copies of the book, Read Scripture: Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books, in the last six months.

The folks at The Bible Project, known for their online storytelling of the Bible through action drawings and narrative summary, have bound their illustrations in a book. Read Scripture: Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books impresses in size, nineteen by twelve inches, and content, each book of the Bible represented with a one-page written summary and a full-page detailed illustration.

The Bible Project offers Read Scripture: Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books as a companion volume to the Read Scripture video series available at thebibleproject.com. Together these resources invite readers to interact with the books of the Bible by tracing their finger over page illustrations while watching the story drawn on the screen as the narrator explains the book’s meaning explained. This multi-sensory experience ignites the imagination.

The Bible Project creator, Tim Mackie, desires to help “the whole world see the Bible as one unified story that leads to Jesus.” [1]  A Bible scholar with a PhD in Semitic Languages and Biblical Studies and a professor at Western Seminary, Mackie hopes to reintroduce the world to the “lost art”[2] of Scripture reading. Mackie and co-founder, Jon Collins, birthed The Bible Project in 2014 from their combined passions in biblical theology and visual storytelling.

Francis Chan approached the duo in 2015 with a proposal to create a video series of the entire Bible. Within two years the men assembled a team of artists, illustrators, designers, supporters and prayer warriors and produced the seventy-two videos in the Read Scripture series.  Read Scripture: Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books preserves this material in print.

This book serves as a winsome introduction to the Bible, a user-friendly Bible study tool, a creative devotional guide, a spiritual conversation starter and a fresh way to invite others to read Scripture.


[1] Mackie, Timothy P. Read Scripture: Illustrated Summaries of Biblical Books. Portland, OR: Bible Project, 2017. Page V.

[2] Ibid.

About The Author

Peggy Howard is a student at Dallas Theological Seminary where she is surrounded by professors and peers who weekly challenge and enlarge her view of God. Mom to four adult children, Peggy lives in Houston with her husband Neal and their elderly Miniature Australian Shepherd, Lucy.