SPCK has produced two wonderfully picturesque Bible resources for lay people and those beginning biblical studies.
First, The SPCK Bible Guide edited by Henry Wansbrough provides a summary of every chapter of the Bible, concurrently coordinated with a variety of themes. The pages include introductions to the biblical books, commentaries on key chapters, and filled with lovely photos from historic Christian art.
Second, The SPCK Bible Atlas is a wonderfully graphic collection of maps, pictures, artwork, and introductions about places in the biblical world, covering both the ancient near east and the Graeco-Roman world.
I keep these books at home and use them frequently when doing Bible reading with my kids, makes the biblical world come visually alive.