Written by: Gillian Fraser

How well do you know the Word of God?
Have you ever read the Bible as a whole? Do you understand each book of the Bible, as well as where it fits into the storyline of our faith? Do you know the significance of each character, each prophecy, and each moment recorded in Biblical history? Surprisingly, few Christians can articulate the central themes and overall message of each book of the Bible.

JOY! Magazine set out to tackle this challenge that many Christians face through a monthly teaching in each issue of the magazine. For the last 6 years, each and every book of the Bible has been studied and published in a monthly series. The Old Testament in a Nutshell, which was published in 2018, was authored by Dr Peter Hammond, a Cape-Town based historian and Bible teacher. The New Testament in a Nutshell, which is now available, was authored by Dr Victor Kuligin, former lecturer at the Bible Institute of South Africa (BISA).


This life-changing book takes the reader on a journey, opening up with the book of Matthew. Each page is excellently-researched, well-written, and beautifully designed. Pictures and drawings are included on each page to help tell the stories of the Bible visually. Following on book-by-book, the reader will find themselves at the book of Revelation with a new, deeper understanding of the New Testament.

At the end of the book, wonderful resources are available including a chronological timeline of the New Testament, maps of Paul’s missionary journeys, as well as a list of Messianic prophecies from the Old Testament, and Scripture references as to where they were fulfilled in the New Testament.

This wonderful book has taken years to put together, yet the publishers have made it as affordable as possible to help to get God’s Word out in our nation. You can order your copy today for only R100!

In this desperate time, this is an affordable investment that has eternal rewards as we build our faith. This wonderful book offers a compilation of commentaries on books of the New Testament – summarised, explained, and beautifully illustrated, guaranteed to equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the foundation of our faith, the Word of God.

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This is a great gift for:

  • Pastors
  • Friends
  • Bible Studies
  • Cell Groups
  • Teachers
  • Children
    …and everyone else you come into contact with!

And do you want even more great news? This book is available in Afrikaans too! If you are interested in purchasing your copies, you can easily do so online here: bibleinanutshell.co.za

Don’t miss out on this wonderful book, stock is limited! God bless you on your faith-journey.

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Date published: 27/05/2020

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  1. I have been trying to get the Bible in a Nutshell. Sent an email, received a response we will refer u to the online team. Still waiting for a response.
    You advertised that we could purchase it at a Pick and Pay store. I informed you that this was not the case.

    One unhappy customer.

    • Dear Jackie,

      Thank you so much for your persistence and for reaching out to us to get a copy of this book. We are so sorry that you have encountered so many problems. Our physical books have now been taken off sale in all supermarkets nationwide (they were on sale from November 2019 – May 2020). We are now selling these books online through our Bible in a Nutshell website. You can order your copies directly here: http://www.bibleinanutshell.co.za. If you would prefer to speak directly to one of our consultants, please would you provide us with a contact number and one of our team members will call you personally to assist with getting you a copy. God bless!

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