I'm always looking for excellent resources that help make the truths of the Bible memorable and easy to understand. One of our family's favorite find is the illustrated videos from the Bible Project. This non-profit ministry is doing some incredible things to equip people with resources to read the Word of God for themselves—the most powerful thing in the world.
Disclosure: I purchased this coffee table book from the Bible Project on my own. I love this ministry and I was not compensated in any way for this post.
The Bible Project Ministry
If you haven't seen any of the book illustrations that these guys have created, you need to stop reading and watch this. In addition to creating these clever illustrated walk through videos of each book of the Bible, they're also continuing to develop additional video series including:
- How to Read the Bible - these videos explore the Bible as an incredible literary masterpiece. The videos equip watchers with tools for how to identify the different literary styles. These tools help readers know how to read each more effectively.
- Biblical Themes - these videos follow different themes from their introduction in the Bible throughout the meta narrative. Themes include: heaven & earth, covenants, Messiah, holiness, sacrifice & atonement, the law, gospel of the kingdom, image of God, the Holy Spirit, the day of the Lord, public reading of scripture, and justice.
- The Gospel Series - these are fully animated short videos covering the life of Christ.
- The Torah Series - these videos are similar to the walk through videos, but they're illustrated and narrated in a slightly different way to add to the understanding of the first five books of the Bible, the Torah.
- The Wisdom Series - these videos cover the wisdom literature of the Old Testament: Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes.
- Word Studies - this series of videos takes a Hebrew or Greek word and expounds on its meaning and purpose as used in scripture. Words explored include: listen, Lord, love (Hebrew - ahava), heart, soul, peace, hope, joy, and love (Greek - agape).
Bible Project Coffee Table Book
After watching a couple of the videos that walk you through a book of the Bible, I thought it would be awesome to have a physical copy of the illustrations to look back over and discuss with my kids. As much as I love digital products, it's sure nice to hold something in your hands. When I checked out their website, I discovered that they do offer a print version, and it is EPIC!
This oversized, cloth bound book includes an illustration of every book in the Bible. Additionally, each illustration includes the transcript explanation of the overview narrated in their videos. When this book arrived, there were squeals of delight from all over the house—primarily from my husband!
Support the Bible Project
I just bought the book from the Bible Project shop, but I've since discovered that you can get copy by donating to their work. A $50 donation will get you one of these over-sized coffee table books.
In a image centered society, I love finding people who are passionate about equipping others to engage their brain! This project is such a beautiful expression of using God's giftings to bless others. Their work is truly impressive.
Follow the Bible Project on YouTube to stay up to date on their video releases. They also have a handy app to track your Bible reading. If you feel like this is a project you'd love to continue to see grow, consider supporting their work with a one-time or monthly gift.
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.