How the Bible was Built, by Charles Merrill Smith is a great book for teaching the historical account of the creation of the Bible. It's a fairly non-denominational, fact-based book for beginners. This PowerPoint was created to accompany the book, but can be used as a stand alone as well.
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This fun PowerPoint is highly animated, 48 slides long, and includes trigger animated digital flashcards for each chapter. The history of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament, issues of Canonization, as well as a chapter on translations are all covered.
The author does a wonderful job of illustrating the history by comparing the construction of the Bible to the construction of a house, with the foundation being the Old Testament and so on. It's a great teaching tool, and I highly recommend that you purchase a copy of the book from Amazon as well!