This brief overview of God's Word is designed to better acquaint Bible students with the Bible as a whole, and each book as a whole. This will result in a better understanding and interpretation of particular portions and passages. The entire Bible is discussed in outline form, book by book, to determine its general theme.
Synthesis means “a putting together” as opposed to analysis, which takes apart. In presenting the purpose of The Bible Book by Book, Dr. Luck writes: “In synthesis we approach a book of the Bible as a single unit and seek to understand its message as a whole. In this method, it is not our purpose to examine small details but rather to get the broad sweep of the book and its general application, a bird's-eye view.”
Following a brief discussion of the Bible as a whole, Dr. Luck examines the various groups of books, then each individual book. The writer, recipients, date, purpose, theme, key verse, key word(s), and outline of each book are clearly and carefully presented.