Reviewed by (Brendon Baddiley, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand) - This has been fantastic to add to my collection and aid my studies. The visual aspect really helps me to bring God's word to life.
Reviewed by (Derrick Ford, Waldorf, MD, United States) - i really enjoy my Bible Maps, it provide great insight to the scriptures.
Reviewed by (David Pearce, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK) - The charts are helpful, especially the genealogies, and the background information is useful. I felt the maps side was thin, with only small black and white drawings - no colour.
Reviewed by (Ervin Alexander, Orlando, Florida, US) - I really love this chart! It actually has more in it than it appears. The summaries and overviews are fantastic! They really give you a good snapshot of the main points and characters of the book. Don't let the plain cover fool you. There is more than meets the eye!
Reviewed by (Roger Black, Bellevue, Nebraska, US) - I absolutely love this in electronic form, pictures are great.
Reviewed by (Charlie Edwards, Ft. Myers, Florida, US) - Over the last 40 years I have used many Bibles and so the wording I remember from each gets combined and can quickly become confusing. When I need a reference address, I use ESword to help me find what I’m looking for because I have to flip thru each Bible to find what I’m looking for. As a Messianic Rabbi, ESword is an invaluable tool that I always have in an open window. I use it almost every day, and have been for the past 15 years. Concordances, commentaries sit on the shelf next to all the other reference books and now the maps books.
I would be lost without ESword
Sr. Rabbi Charlie Edwards
El Ahava Messianic Synagogue
Ft. Myers, FL
Reviewed by (M R Belle, Ningi, QLD, Australia) - Simply the best. Well presented. Maps are very complete. I would enjoy sitting down with the author/s and pick their brain even more. I feel there is a plethora of information that can be gleaned from what is contained in this publication.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Reviewed by (Theodore Velat, New Braunfels, TX, United States) - Wonderful Bible map resource that correlates to Bible Scripture. This is very helpful in my Bible study preparation for those that want to better understand Biblical locations!
Reviewed by (Samy Bouchahine, Al Koura, Lebanon, Lebanon) - Very good notes and charts, well organized and simple
Reviewed by (Thomas Vierling, Stuttgart, Germany, Germany) - The structure of the book is great as it reflects the sequence of the biblical books.
I miss an interactive approach (no search function or bookmarks, annotations)..
The quality or resolution of the maps might be higher.
Some charts and tables are really great!! But the IPhone might not be the
appropriate device to display them.
The reference verses are very useful!
Great Bible Software
Reviewed by (Lonnie Erwin, Quinlan, TX, US) - Great for enhancing my Bible study.
Love Bible Program
Reviewed by (Alvan Lewis, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) - Love the Bible program but the maps add on that I purchased is not in the same league, shall we say. I wish I had spent my money on another version or a dictionary.
Reviewed by (Ray V Gunhouse, Findlay, OH, US) - I have not had enough time with the file to make a good study.
Reviewed by (David Mosley, Farmington, NM, US) - This is a great book I really liked it. The charts are great too they helped me to understand what the bible was trying to say.
Very good sorce
Reviewed by (Chan Smith, bedford, ky, US) - Has a huge amount of awesome and useful information. I am very glad I got it.
Bible Maps & Charts
Reviewed by (Jimmy Smith, Hartselle, AL, US) - I really like the many maps and charts continued in the volume. hey really help in my personal study and teaching. The reason I did not give it 5 stars is that when I copy and paste the maps, the quality is poor. This would be a 5-star volume if the charts and maps were more clear to copy and paste into my documents,
a little disappointed
Reviewed by (Peter Haddad, West Haven, CT, US) - I use this book extensively... the hard copy. I was delighted to see it offered, and to download it. But the first time I used it it would not properly display what I was seeking!
I contacted Rick, but his advice was not applicable to my situation. I still cannot view sections of it properly.
I understand that it is a book of graphics that is being presented in the reference book section, rather than the graphics section, and I appreciate what I can see in it. BUT...
I would like to see the whole thing, most especially when I'm studying/preparing and need the info.
Thanks for all your work.
best... iHs... pjh
Reviewed by (Tammy Griggs, Williamstown, VT, United States) - I found this book to be a tremendous help in my studies. Timelines and maps make my study of places, when and where easier when writing my lessons.
Reviewed by (Bernard Petrie, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom) - Excellent highly informative.
How to get the most out of this product.
Reviewed by (Scott Phillips, Orlando, FL, US) - Expect to take from 2 to 6 hours studying the layout to understand what is included in this product. Then just reviewing the information will be informative and extracting information to be used in Sunday School, Preaching, or personal study will be much more valuable. Although the number of maps is limited the information provided is well done. Some of the charts provide helpful information.
Reviewed by (Garren Forth, Centralia, Illinois, US) - I've been using eSword for years and love it! I have a leather bound Bible I used years ago that was published byThomas Nelson with the maps and charts in it and was my favorite paper Bible ever. I wore the binding out. This is a great resource for study that goes beyond devotional reading.
Nelsons Book of Bible Maps
Reviewed by (Ben Wilson, Mountain View, CA, US) - Great charts and tables.
A Good Resource
Reviewed by (Susan K, Dublin 9, Co. Dublin, Ireland) - A Good Resource
Reviewed by (William (Will) Short, Rapid City, SD, United States) - I was disappointed that there weren't more maps in the set to cover more biblical eras.
Reviewed by (Dennis Howard, Fairmont, WV, US) - Not completely satisfied with it yet, still learning how to use it. Seems to be more charts than maps, but I'll keep working at it.
Reviewed by (Rick Reed, Redding, CA, USA) - The maps are very simalar to, if not the same, as the maps that I have had in esword a few years ago. I was thinking these may have been of better quality for the price. Still good to support a good ministry; therefore there is no real loss if you decide to purchase.
Great tool for understand the Bible World
Reviewed by (Steven Barsuhn, Brigham City, Utah, United States) - The Book of Bible Maps and Charts is a very practical and useful tool, however, it is a little harder to locate within e-Sword compared to other tools like the commentaries and dictionaries. It is found under tools - reference library. It does have good maps, charts and other reference materials.
Reviewed by (Addie Burt, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa) - Great to have this addition.
Reviewed by (Dana Krebs, Fairport, NY, US) - I love the easy way to grab what I need as I prepare to study and teach. These are great tools that I wish I had used and prepared from earlier in my walk. Keep up the good work!
Good reference, poor maps
Reviewed by (Robert Buelow, Jacksonville, Florida, US) - With the colorful logo and title, I expected a good source for teaching materials. In fact, there is great reference material here, but the graphics are rudimentary, of low resolution (so projecting is a disaster)and I have not identified one color image yet. I suggest the name or description be changed to avoid this "buyer remorse."
Reviewed by (Ray Hulinsky, Le Mars, IA, US) - The title is Book of Bible Maps and Charts. I bought the book because I wanted maps. In this I was disappointed as what limited maps there are too blurry to use. However, all the text information and charts are worth the price.
Reviewed by (Darryl Weekes, El Dorado, Tunapuna., N/A, Trinidad and Tobago) - eSword HD have certainly made a difference in my daily Bible study. I have started to read the chapters along with the commentaries and it is indeed giving me a different perspective and understanding.
Reviewed by (Schalk de Beer, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa) - I love all the informative Maps
Maps + more
Reviewed by (Nancy Lundberg, Battlecreek, Mi, US) - Excellent tool for maps and charts. Content includes many items to include when studying or teaching. Well worth the cost!
A bit disappointed
Reviewed by (Mark Adams, McDonald, Kansas, US) -
I have not used this program much at all, but so far I am a bit disappointed. I have the 1982 edition of this work in paperback. I was hoping for greater ease of use with the electronic version. My opinion may change after I have more experience with this program. I also wonder if there is less information in this electronic version than in the 1982 paperback edition.
Maps rather blurred, but useful resource
Reviewed by (Keith Charlton, Aylesbury, Bucks, England) - I got this for the maps and charts, but thes are rather blurred. This is a shame as it is as the title suggests the main part of this resource. However, the associated notes still make this a useful resource.
Great addition to my Bible studies.
Reviewed by (Paul Ferguson, Plano, Texas, US) - This addition to my Bible studies makes my personal understanding where the stories are taking place much easier to follow. A MUST for any reader of the Bible.
RESOURCES FOR BIBLE STUDY
Reviewed by (ANTONIO RAIMONDI, ROBERTSON, WESTERN PROVINCE, South Africa) - I have been using e-sword for about 8 years as a tool to prepare and lead bible study at our church. Having recently purchased the MacArthur commentary and the Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts for e-Sword PC has expanded and improved what is already a wonderful resource.
Bible Maps and Charts is very well constructed and user friendly - it offers much more than the title indicates.
Very worthy addition for Bible study.
Reviewed by (Dayeton Larson, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada) -
I have just about all additions one can get for E-Sword, of which is really the only Bible study tool one would need since it was first made avaliable. Unfortunately - I have also thrown money away on so many "other popular" Bible programs to the tune of hundreds of dollars... To boil it all down - I should have stayed true and patient with E-Sword. It now has almost everything from eStudySource one needs for serrious Bible study, but with patience - other modules and additions will come. E-Sword may not be perfect... but its close!
Nelson Bible Maps Review
Reviewed by (Doug Barber, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia) - I have used the Nelson Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts only once so far and find it a very handy companion to prepare the background material for our Bible Study Group. To be able to look at the information in the resource and find items that are not in my study bible adds depth to our studies as we try to find what it is that The Lord is saying to us. I'm so glad that I added this valuable resource to my new eStudy library.
Reviewed by (BILL SIMPSON, SANFORD, NC, US) - DESCRIBED IN ONE WORD--AWESOME.
Reviewed by (Larry Kerns, North Fork, CA, US) - Just purchassed it and after some problems with download (be sure you have the latest v10.1 update installed) it looks good.
I really like the review and notes on each book of the Bible. The maps and charts are not the clearest but do help understand just where the places are located or where battles took place. Very interesting to read and peruse.
Glad to have
Reviewed by (David Cockeram, Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom) - Glad to have this resource at my finger tips even though the diagrams are a bit blurred. Superb that it sits along side my other e-Sword resources.
Reviewed by (Melody Chainey, Las Vegas, Nevada, US) - Although I have only just begun to go over the Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts, the chapters and the information inside each chapter, would be an excellent resource for timeline studies and teaching. I am a teacher and I think this information would be a very important resource for myself and my students.
Reviewed by (David Bartholomew, Geelong, Vic, Australia) - I was able to use Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts right away by copying and pasting maps into my Bible study document. I found the commentary surrounding the maps and books of the Bible most helpful as well. The maps are not in colour but still a great resource which has my recommendation.
Reviewed by (Robert Hussong, Vandalia, OH, US) - Great book! The only issue with the electronic transfer of this book on e-sword(found under the tools toolbar and then select reference library) is that you cannot scroll from left to right once the application is loaded. This may work great for most books, but one of the great things about Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts are the maps and charts! Some of these charts however, are bigger than what the screen shows and in order to view what cannot be seen you mut copy and paste into a new document and then shrink. Alot of work which could easily be remedied with the inclusion of a left-right scroll bar. Perhaps a later update of E-sword will improve my opinion and I can change my rating from 4 stars to 5!
Reviewed by (Pennie Johnson, Lake Stevens, Washington, US) - I've looked at the Maps, Charts and Graphics and I am thrilled. There is so much information that came included that was unexpected - my mouth waters just thinking about it. Can't wait to dive in, explore and put it to use!
More than Maps and Charts
Reviewed by (J. Jackson, Cypress, Tx, US) - I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Nelsons complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts were "more than complete". I expected to see lots of charts and maps but there is much more packed in. It is easy to reference becuase it is listed by the books of the bible. Each book is presented with an overview, date, author, themes, outline, etc. At a glance charts, charts of various details in the book depending on the subject matter, timeline charts, various types of maps, some with detailed text boxes, book summaries and some commentary and much more. I love it and am enjoying using this wonderful reference. Great tool for teachers and students alike.
Reviewed by (Rick Barth, Wallace, Idaho, US) -
Have had the paper version of this product for a long time. It will be so nice to be able to find stuff with a click of the mouse instead of paging through a rather large volume. Overall the reference is handy, well organized and with useful charts and maps. Happy reading!!
Makes it nice to see where I am reading about.
Reviewed by (Alana Hernandez, Fullerton, CA, US) - I always have a hard time picturing where places are when I am reading the bible. These maps really make it nice to see not only what it looked like back in biblical times but what places are called and what it looks like today.
Reviewed by (Cynthia Gage, Morongo Valley, Ca., US) - Using Nelson's Book brings cities and regions to life as i read the bible. I always like to find the places within the pages as i read. This literally helps me visualise the places that Jesus walked, where Paul and Barnabas went to start all of the churches.
The journney that Abraham made by God's command. The gift of the 10 Commandments. With the help of these maps and charts, there is overall a better understanding of the peoples lives and how they lived. It is a more complete overview of the Bible. Everyone should use this resourse when they read!
So much at my fingertips
Reviewed by (Robert Libey, Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya) -
When I purchased Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts I didn't know how broad its scope would be. Already I have referred to it several times in my personal study, and I can only imagine what use I may make of it in preparing sermons and researching for written works. Just another example of how e-Sword continues to make itself more useful and more user-friendly by offering such useful tools to us "field hands" at such nominal cost.
Reviewed by (Cricket Boyd, St. John, Indiana, US) -
Nelson's complete book of Bible maps opens the door of understanding to the Bible better than any commentary I have ever read. It gives complete outline on what this Bible book subject is dealing with which helps you to understand God's message to you personally. It helps you to make sense of your situation and circumstances because it deals with practical helps that you can put into your Christian walk and start living it. I was hurt on a construction accident and cannot physically work with books and these dear people from e-Sword and eStudySource have with these tools in such an easy format that even disabled people can use them without even the slightest problem. I have already shared much of what I have learned with the missionaries, pastors, and other Bible teacher across the world and they can't believe how smart I am. I highly recommend Nelson's Complete book of Bible Maps and it was well worth the small price I paid to get this well of knowledge.
Reviewed by (Jimmy Savell, aurora, colorado, US) - I am always looking for maps when I study the Bible. Nelsons has help me to bring it close to home. The ease of using the maps has really made it more personal. It is worth the money.
Great Starter Resource
Reviewed by (Joseph Stoppelbein, Tucson, Arizona, United States) - This is a great resource to add to your startup library. I've had it for years and still use it today. The summaries, charts, graphs, outlines and maps are extremely valuable. You won't regret purchasing this.
Love E-Sword and the new module
Reviewed by (Jonathan Graves, Hanceville, AL, US) -
Love e-Sword and the modules that eStudySource offers. Use e-Sword to do searches in seconds that would otherwise take hours if not days. It helps me by having all my resources at my fingertips instead of spread out, cluttering the table and desk. The Editor, along with the verse list, is also very helpful for preparing for studies, word studies, etc,.
Reviewed by (Nick Shibley, Aumsville, OR, US) - Good stuff, has been around a long time, but still a good reference item.
Good Basic package
Reviewed by (Lyle Hutchinson, Canberra, ACT, Australia) - Overall very useful text & tables but maps are not coloured which was a disappointment
Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts for e-Sword PC
Reviewed by (John Balderston, Auckland, North Island, New zealand) - I have only just got the Nelson Maps&Charts and had a quick scan as one dose with a new purchase. My quick scan turned into over an hour of search and discovery. Though very basic in its layout it is packed with thought provoking information and facts. An ideal addition to my study resources.
Reviewed by (bob thomas, penzance, cornwall, UK) - Another great addition to this fab bible program!I could not continue my ministery without the Holy Spirit to put flesh and breath onto the bones that I find by searhing E-SWORD!
Reviewed by (Enoch Oakes, Redcar, Cleveland, UK) -
A bit disappointed at first in this publication - I expected the maps to be in colour, and I didn't expect to have all the supporting headings and charts. Then I thought of the price, and the description of it - Maps etc that have been reproduced from Bibles published by Nelson. All types of Bibles with study notes have the maps in black & white - you only get coloured maps as an extra at the back of a Bible. Nevertheless, I did think that in 2012 we ought to be having coloured maps in software prepared for use on a PC.
Good detail - but all monochrome
Reviewed by (David Smith, Sunderland, England, UK) - Some very nice detail as well as summaries, and the charts are good.
Shame that it is all black and white - I was expecting colour maps - maybe I didn't read the propectus properly.
Still a useful resource
Surprised by lack of color
Reviewed by (Thomas Nite, Ringgold, Georgia, US) - Since the cover was in color, I assumed the maps and charts would be, too. I was surprised that the maps are low resolution, too. This makes them less useful for reproduction. All in all, the charts and maps are useful and well done. Too bad it is not in color and higher resolution. I expect to use them despite the lack of color.
Reviewed by (H. U., New York, New York, US) - Very easy to use, even for someone who doesn't like to look at maps - me.
Reviewed by (Bill Gossett, New Brighton, MN, US) - This is an excellent resource at a bargin price! Better map resolution and color would be a nice plus but still a great bargin!
Not as useful as it could be
Reviewed by (Dorothy Winters, Kennedale, Texas, US) - I finally figured out how to select a map or chart and print only that, not the entire page. The book contains many charts and maps, but no index. I never did find a map of the divided land of Canaan. I searched only a few minutes then moved on to another book of maps. There are no colors in the book which doesn't help when studying the dress of the high priest. These are minor points and I believe that the more I use the book, the more I will appreciate the many charts available.
Reviewed by (Robert Courtney, Hillsdale, OK, US) - I have been using the Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps for several years, but did not have the luxury of having it on my computer. ESword is my program of choice. It is so convenient to have so many tools for my use. The addition of Nelson's is truly welcomed.
Reviewed by (Harold Elliott, Chillicothe, Ohio, US) - I was thrilled to see this resource come availiable for esword. Preparation,research,and just for common bible study it brings to the library a must tool for the minister,teacher,and layman. Thank you for making such material availible. Anything that brings study to life the words of God is most gratifying to say the least.
Excellent Study Aid
Reviewed by (Gerald Boock, Canandaigua, NY, US) - I have used this product in another Bible Program and was pleased that I could get it for e-sword. The price is extemely reasonable. I have used the product in e-sword and found that it surpassed my expectations.
Just a mouse click away
Reviewed by (Gene Doremus, Ilion, New York, US) - The ad caught my eye and I thought: "Neat... having the back of my Bible maps on my computer would be helpful." Imagine my amazement when I got a whole book of maps! They are organized for quick and easy access, great quality and thorough. It's the smartest buy I've made in awhile.
A Boon and a Bargain
Reviewed by (Patrick Rush, Smethwick, West Midlands, United Kingdom) - This resource offers excellent value for money. It provides a comprehensive set of Time Lines, Charts, Maps, Overviews and Key Teaching Points that are on a par with those available in the print version of the Life Application Bible. Despite the lack of color the quality/price ratio is still high enough to justify my 5* rating.
A useful addition
Reviewed by (Neil Bryson, MAIDENHEAD, Berkshire, United Kingdom) - What's an added bonus is the printable nature of the charts and text as well as the ability to copy them into a document: handy for essays, sermons and Bible studies.
Reviewed by (Hugh Diggins, Pittsford, Vermont, USA) - I found Nelsons Complet Book of Maps and Charts a useful teaching and study tool to find the locations of various places in Scripture. It is good to have the ability to cut and paste maps and charts for handouts. The charts provide timelines and other key points that enhance the study of Scripture.
More than just maps and charts
Reviewed by (Jim Hamlett, Greenville, SC, United States) - An extreme wealth of information conveniently organized by book of the Bible and easily navigable. Highly recommended as good bang for the buck.
Map is B/W and low resolution
Reviewed by (LIn Ma, San Gabriel, CA, US) -
I give it 3 stars because the map is black and white. Map resolution is too low.
Nelsons Complete Book of Bible Maps and Charts for e-Sword PC
Reviewed by (Tim Butterfield, Des Moines, Iowa, US) -
This is the first of what will hopefully be a large number of modules that make use of the newly added ability to put graphics and in topic or reference files.
It is laid out with handy "Chapters" covering each book of the Bible as well as the Old Testament and New Testaments in general and the divisions of scripture (Pentateuch, Historical Books and so on for the OT), as section on the Inter-testimonial period, Pauline and General Epistles. The maps, discussion and charts are in these chapters making them easy to locate.
The maps are pretty basic, but useful. The charts are very helpful partially because it is not just chats, but also background and exposition regarding the charts topics.
As an example there are charts for the book of Revelation there is a discussion (rather basic yet decent) and a chart listing a comparison of Four Different Views on Revelation. Preterist, Historical, Idealist and Futurist with a single sentence summation of each.
Another chart from the book of Daniel states It is important to note that the little horns of chapters 7 and 8 are two distinct persons. Several factors make this distinction clear:and charts the differences between the two in an easily understandable manner.
The charts are not detailed, but good for quick summation for use in a small group or Sunday School class handout.
The discussions and charts appear to take pains not to favor one point of view over another.