You may choose to read a graphic in isolation and that’s totally fine – freedom reigns, enjoy! Otherwise it can be helpful to zoom out to the Bible’s big picture narrative, revealing an amazing relational journey between us and God. You can take a sneeky peek at that big picture narrative on page 206, where the journey has been broken down into eight stages from Genesis to Revelation. The contents page will also help you navigate the timeline of The Infographic Bible, showing you where the big picture stages are and what subjects have been chosen to give you further insight to that stage. Either side and in between the big picture narrative there are graphics about the Bible itself.
Each big picture stage has a colour assigned to it, and these are shown in the contents, on the stage starting spread, and on a small tab at the bottom left underneath the page numbers. The graphics about the Bible have a grey section start and tab. These tabs should help you navigate the book and know where in the big picture narrative each graphic sits.
Most graphics take up a double-page spread, but some span several pages or a single page. If you don’t see a title on a particular page, then just flip back to the start of that graphic.
The graphics range from simple to complex. Simple ones can be grasped quickly, whereas in the more complex ones it will take time to digest the different levels of information. Look to see if the graphic has a key to help reveal and process the information.
Finally, remember the graphics take the leading role with the text playing the supporting cast in labelling the graphic. Writing these graphic labels has proven to be one of the greatest challenges of this project and this text is often quite small as a result. I had toyed with the idea of supplying a magnifying glass with this book, but I’m afraid the budget wouldn’t stretch… but if you have one handy?