Have you ever wondered about the man with 6 fingers or other peculiar people, places, or things in the Bible? Exploring the Unexplained, by Trent Butler, claims to help you gain deeper understanding for the Bible in understanding confusing stories in an easy-to-read format.
In the format of a dictionary, the people, places, and things are listed in alphabetical order. Each word includes a passage in the Bible where it is mentioned and a definition or explanation of how it is used. An “issue” question is then provided for further thought or discussion that makes it relevant to life.
This book includes some ideas in the introduction how to use this book for Bible games and activities and would be fun and useful for Sunday School teachers or small discussion leaders. But don’t expect it to answer all your questions about the unusual, hard-to-explain, and difficult-to-understand stories in the Bible as it claims it will do on the back cover. No answers beyond the simple definitions are provided, and the issue questions might leave you even more confused than when you started.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review.