But the day is here where those who are intimidated can be no more. Frameworks is a portfolio on the frameworks of the New Testament. This is a book that you will WANT to dive into. It is a book that is easy to hold and maneuver through. Man, it is nice to look at also. The author and editors did a bang up job putting this entire work together. Because of the simplicity of this book along with the format, I believe people will be encouraged and drawn to this text.
To begin, the author introduces facts on Jesus and the New Testament in it's entirety. Following the intro, is a book by book look at the New Testament based on the genre of the letters. (Gospels, Personal Letters, Church letters, etc)Each book is introduced with background info that is digestible and a theme to help you navigate through the book.
Forewarning: There are a lot of pictures throughout this book. I believe the author's intention was to use these pictures to help you capture thoughts, ideas and themes for each book. But it almost seems a bit overdone.
As for theology, you may find something here or there that you may not line up with exactly...and that is ok, as long as you can affirm the majors, which are the true framework and foundation.
Overall, I see this book as a great resource for beginners in bible study and those who want to get over the hump of intimidation and start in the right place. Hopefully, after perusing this book, readers will learn how to read God's Word systematically and enjoy the process of pieces coming together. Perhaps they will then enjoy the process of larger works of theology because the framework has led them to go deeper.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to right a positive review.