The collectible hardback nine-volume Bible study book set entitled "The Book of Life" is in very good to great condition. As can be seen in the photos, the blank lines in the presentation sections are good indicators that this is a set that has been together since it was originally published. This nine-volume set of books were published by John Rudin & Company, Inc. Chicago. While five of the books in this set have a 1963 copyright, the other four have a copyright date of 1964. According to references, this is apparently a rare set of books particularly because it includes volume nine. While there are areas of slight distress and discoloration on the books, the dark burgundy-red covers are still very rich and perfectly accented with black and gold trim. The first volume "Doorway to the Bible" has an introduction that gives the reasons why this particular book set is considered very unique. Along with the clarity and understanding of the Bible that is provided in this set, it also includes large type and full lines, thought divisions, easy-to-follow colored maps, nearly sixteen-hundred pictures, history and related things are put in chronological order, and two thousand explanatory notes occur throughout the text. The content of the first volume is written on a child's level with "Easy-To-Read" Bible stories and prayers at the end of the book. The second volume "Bible Treasures" is written more on the level of the preteen to teen reader. The second volume gets into Old Testament Bible stories along with providing a very interesting historical context of the land and people of the Bible. The third volume "Bible Heroes, Pioneers" incorporates the language of the King James version Bible and covers the story of creation to Ruth with hymns and songs near the back. The fourth volume "Bible Kings, Captains" covers the united Hebrew kingdom in its beginning and runs into the Northern and Southern kingdoms with a discussion concerning the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires. The fifth volume "Bible Prophets, Statesmen" covers the prophets of the Old Testament along with a concentrated effort to help the modern reader understand the background that initially sounds very foreign to modern ears. The sixth volume "Bible Poetry" not only covers the Psalms but also Job and Lamentations along with selections from Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. The seventh volume "Life of the Master" covers the life of Jesus in the four gospels to the early days of the church along with explanatory notes and hymns near the back. The eighth volume "Paul, Life and Letters" covers the Apostle Paul from his conversion and into his writings along with providing information on Hebrews, the epistle of James, the two epistles of Peter, the three epistles of John, the book of Jude, and the book of Revelation. The ninth volume "Bible Educator, Index" covers the Bible in the home and at school along with providing discussion on the Bible in English and American literature and the Apocrypha. The index includes a table of weights and measures, help for pronouncing proper names, index to Biblical passages, a list of obsolete words and phrases, index of quotations from the Bible in English and American literature, and a general index.
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There are no rips, tears, missing pages, or repair places on any of the books in this gorgeous nine-volume book set entitled "The Book of Life". There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the books - mainly in the form of slight distress and discoloration on the outer page edges. While the first volume has more distress and discoloration on the pages and page edges, the remaining eight volumes do not appear to have been used more than a few times. Also, while we didn't look at every single page, there does not appear to be any marks inside any of the books.
The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous hardback nine-volume Bible study book set entitled "The Book of Life" are many. The living room or study would be enhanced by the addition of this collectible dark burgundy-red Bible study book set. Also, the open collectibles shelf or entryway area would welcome this gorgeous nine-volume book set for its rich color palette and highly detailed content. The growing book collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this rare nine-volume Bible study book set entitled "The Book of Life".
The collector will appreciate this gorgeous hardback Bible study book set entitled "The Book of Life" for its very good to great condition, rich color palette, maps and photos, highly detailed content, background information, blank inside front cover sections, and beautiful overall appearance.
The collectible hardback nine-volume Bible study book set entitled "The Book of Life" weighs approximately 310 oz.
Each of the nine hardback volumes in "The Book of Life" set measure approximately 6 7/16" wide x 9 3/8" tall.
The volumes measure between approximately 1" to 1 3/8" thick.
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Vintage Bible Books (9) The Book of Life Rare Set Nine Volumes, Burgundy Red 1963 & 64 John Rudin Home Decor Hardback Collectibles
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