Book Summary Instructions
Book Summary 1:
The first Book Summary will be a summary of the Oswalt text, The Bible Among the Myths, and must be at least 11 pages, not including the title page. Please be sure to summarize each chapter, as well as the introduction and conclusion. This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 3.
Book Summary 2:
The second Book Summary will be a summary of the Walton text, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, and must be at least 15 pages, not including the title page. Please be sure to summarize each chapter and the postscript. This assignment will be due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7.
Write a one-page summary for each introduction, chapter, conclusion, and postscript found in the books. The summaries can be written as the reading is being done then collected into one coherent paper for submission in Modules/Weeks 3 and 7. Each section should have its own heading in the papers. The major topics discussed in each section of the books should be summarized. These are not intended to be book reviews, but summary re-statements of the authors’ works in your own words.
Please use the following guidelines:
- Limit direct quotations from the books. Summarize the authors’ concepts in your own words.
- Add a title page in Turabian format for each Book Summary. The title page does not count toward the total number of pages.
- With the exception of the title page, use 1-inch margins all around throughout the body of the papers.