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Publishers Weekly Gives Starred Review to Seminary Dean's Forthcoming Book

6/9/2008
A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book Dr. Donald Brake, vice president and dean of Multnomah Biblical Seminary of Multnomah University, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly on his upcoming book, A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book.

The review appears in the June 9 issue of Publishers Weekly and commends Dr. Brake for capturing "the excitement of [the Bible's] evolution from disparate manuscripts to accepted canon to bestselling book." They also state that Dr. Brake "takes the reader on a wonderful journey through several thousand years of history ... marking the people, events, and crises through which the Bible has had to pass, finally emerging in our time as a versatile and vital document."

To be released on September 25, 2008, this coffee-table quality book is full of stunning visuals and extensively researched information, telling the story of how God's word went from being strictly for those in the pulpit, to being read, understood, and acted upon by laypeople.

"The importance of the Bible is not found in the beautiful art it has inspired, nor its literary style but its intrinsic value as a guide for life," says Dr. Brake. "I'm very excited to be able to present this idea in a way that is accessible and interesting to a wide variety of readers."

Contact Info
For an advance press copy of A Visual History of the English Bible, or to book an interview with Dr. Donald Brake, please contact Kristin Kendall at 503.251.6452 or procom@multnomah.edu.