The Bible Made Simple Series

One of our first translation projects at LAMP Publishing is The Bible Made Simple series of books by James E. Smith. “Doc Smith” is also the author of the five-volume Survey of the Old Testament series and the 1 & 2 Samuel Commentary in the NIV Commentary from College Press.

Sometimes understanding the Bible seems overwhelming! It is so big and complex. It is sixty-six books within one Book. Wouldn’t it be great if someone would break it down into bite-sized chunks for us! Well, Dr. James Smith has done just that! Doc Smith takes us through each book of the Old and New Testaments opening up its contents and significance in a dynamic and straightforward approach!

What makes this series so great is that Doc Smith has an amazing ability to breakdown complex thoughts into simple concepts that are easy to follow. He uses mnemonic devices, charts, drawings, and more. It is a great resource for those who are new to the Bible, as well as those looking for an overview to tie it all together.

The Bible Made Simple series includes:

  • Bible History Made Simple
  • Old Testament Books Made Simple
  • New Testament Books Made Simple

James E. Smith received his undergraduate and seminary training at Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He was awarded the PhD degree by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. “Doc” Smith has served congregations in Ohio and Kentucky. For thirteen years he was Professor of Old Testament at Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He currently serves with distinction on the faculty of Florida Christian College.