Why is the Bible the all-time best-selling book? What makes it unique? Who were the key players in the events of the Bible? What was it like to live in biblical times? The Bible has made a huge impact on people for thousands of years - and continues to do so today. But what is it? Why does it matter? How was it written, and how did it come down to us? What was it like to live in the time of Jesus, or even earlier? What did people eat and drink? What did they wear? This fascinating new book will answer all your questions, and more. It provides a wonderful guide to the people, the places, the events and the ideas that make up the Bible. With its accessible text, full colour pages, illustrations, maps, charts, feature boxes, diagrams and tables, all the information you could ever need is brought together, in one volume, to instruct, delight and entertain. A final "Fast Facts" section brings key facts to the reader's fingertips.