Bible: A Helping Hand

By John Berryman
February 2002
Book Guild, UK
ISBN: 1-85776-509-5
144 pages, illustrated
$19.50 paper original
For ages 7 - 9

As a teacher and lay preacher, John Berryman is an ideal position to compile a guidebook that clearly and concisely lays out the historical framework of the 66 books that make up the Bible-and that relates directly to a creed and philosophy that makes sense of the materialist modern world. The book's sections each concentrate on one part of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation; the main events and people are brought into focus, and the passages for study encourage the student to find out for him or herself exactly what is being said. A series of comprehension and recall questions aim to consolidate what has been read, while more advanced questions encourage single or group discussions of ethical, spiritual and philosophical matters.

About the author:
John Berryman was born in 1944 and studied at the University of London and Oxford. He was the head of Social Studies at Nash High School, Nassau, Bahamas for 12 years until 1982, when he returned to England to become Head of Religious, Ethical and Philosophical studies at St. Bede's College, Hailsham, Sussex. A lay preacher and Justice of the Peace, he lives in Ninfield, and has a son, three daughters, and two stepsons.

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