God's Big Picture (ebook)

God's Big Picture ebook

Tracing the story-line of the Bible

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The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can we begin to read and understand it as a whole?

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Sixty-six books written by 40 people over nearly 2000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. It has been sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can we begin to read and understand it as a whole?

In his excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives the big picture - showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He gives us both the encouragement and the tools to read it with confidence and understanding. He points us to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Bible is one book
  • The kingdom of God
  • 1. The pattern of the kingdom
  • Bible study: Genesis 1:1-2:25
  • 2. The perished kingdom
  • Bible study: Genesis 3
  • 3. The promised kingdom
  • Bible study: Genesis 17:1-18; Galatians 3:6-14
  • 4. The partial kingdom
  • God's people: Genesis 12-Exodus 18
  • God's rule and blessing
  • Bible study: Exodus 19:1-13; 20:1-17
  • God's place
  • God's King
  • Bible study: 2 Samuel 7:1-17
  • 5. The prophesied kingdom
  • Bible study: Hosea 1-3
  • 6. The present kingdom
  • Bible study: Luke 1:39-80; 2:25-32
  • 7. The proclaimed kingdom
  • Bible study: 2 Corinthians 4
  • 8. The perfected kingdom
  • Bible study: Revelation 21:1-8; 21:22-22:5
  • Epilogue
  • Notes


Author Vaughan Roberts
ISBN 9781844747146
Format eBook
First published January 2010
Language English
Pages 160
Publisher IVP
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“Clear & Straightforward”

The author presents the big storyline of the Bible in a very clear and accessible style. It's helpful to call back to mind the big idea of being God's people, in God's place and under God's rule; this book reminds us as where we have come from as the people of God, and gives us hope for the glorious future that awaits us.

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