God's Story

God's Story

The Bible Explained

Detailed introduction to the overarching story of the Bible, especially useful for new Christians.

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This is a text-only edition.

This deeply researched overview of the Bible clearly sets out the grand narrative of scripture.

By linking each of its many parts back to the whole, it moves beyond simply retelling biblical stories to help us to see how the Bible remains vitally relevant to our daily lives.

Giving historical context and theological insight, this book functions as both an accessible introduction for new readers of the Bible and an effective guide for those looking to grow their understanding of God’s word.

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Contents

  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction 5
  • 1. The Bible: God Speaks 6
  • 2. In the Beginning: God Created the World 8
  • 3. Humanity: The Crown of Creation 11
  • 4. A Royal Task: Fill and Subdue the Earth 14
  • 5. The Fall: Sin Entered the World 17
  • 6. Cast Out: Judgment and Salvation 19
  • 7. The Flood: God’s Covenant with Noah 21
  • 8. Abraham: God’s Gospel Promise 23
  • 9. Covenant with Abraham: “I Will Be Your God” 25
  • 10. Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph: Relentless Grace 28
  • 11. Slaves in Egypt: Moses and Pharaoh 31
  • 12. The Exodus: God Redeemed His People 34
  • 13. Mount Sinai: The Law and the Covenant 37
  • 14. The Tabernacle: God Dwells Among Us 40
  • 15. Leviticus: Holiness, Priests, and Sacrifice 42
  • 16. Numbers: Wilderness Wanderings 45
  • 17. Deuteronomy: “Choose Life!” 48
  • 18. Joshua: Entering the Promised Land 51
  • 19. Judges: The Misery of Life with No King 54
  • 20. Samuel: The Gift of Kingship 57
  • 21. David: The Persecuted Messiah 60
  • 22. Psalms: Prayers for All Seasons 63
  • 23. Solomon: Prince of Peace 66
  • 24. Wisdom Literature 1: The Order of Eden 69
  • 25. Wisdom Literature 2: The Disorder of the Fall 72
  • 26. The Kingdom Splits: God’s Judgment Falls 75
  • 27. Elijah and Elisha: God’s Patience 78
  • 28. The Exile: The Death of the Nation 80
  • 29. The Prophets: God’s Mouthpieces 83
  • 30. Isaiah: Prophecy of a New Heavens and Earth 85
  • 31. Jeremiah: Prophecy of a New Covenant 87
  • 32. Ezekiel: Prophecy of a New Temple 90
  • 33. Daniel and Esther: Living as Exiles 93
  • 34. Ezra and Nehemiah: The Return from Exile 96
  • 35. Minor Prophets: Darkness Before the Dawn 99
  • 36. Jesus: Who is This Man? 102
  • 37. Four Gospels: Portraits of Jesus 105
  • 38. Jesus’ Birth: Heaven Embraced Earth 108
  • 39. Jesus’ Early Ministry: The Coming of the Lord 111
  • 40. Jesus’ Teaching: Gospel and Kingdom 114
  • 41. Jesus’ Miracles: Signs of a Restored World 117
  • 42. Disciples and Opponents: Jesus’ Identity 120
  • 43. Jesus’ Final Days: Ministry in Jerusalem 122
  • 44. The Last Supper: Preparing for the End 125
  • 45. The Cross: The Centre of the Bible’s Story 128
  • 46. The Resurrection: New Creation Begun 131
  • 47. Pentecost: God Sends His Spirit 134
  • 48. Acts: Jesus’ Mission Continues 137
  • 49. Paul: Witness of the Resurrected Christ 139
  • 50. Paul’s Theology: Justification by Faith 142
  • 51. Paul’s Theology: Union with Christ 145
  • 52. Christian Living in the Last Days: Tension 148
  • 53. The Church: God’s Plan for the World 151
  • 54. Father, Son, and Spirit: The Trinity 154
  • 55. The Return of Christ: The Day of Justice 157
  • 56. The End of All Things: The New Creation 160
  • Notes 163
  • Glossary 164
  • Picture credits 167

Specification

Author Matt Searles
ISBN 9780745981116
Format Paperback
First published March 2021
Dimensions 130mm x 197mm x 13mm
Language English
Pages 192
Publisher Lion Hudson
Endorsements

James Robson

Ministry Director, Keswick Ministries

God's Story is a delight!... Those who have never opened a Bible and those who read the Bible every day will return to God's Story again and again.

Tom Schreiner

Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of The King in His Beauty

I recommend this book for families, for teachers, for all who study the Scriptures. Here is an accessible and reliable guide to the story line of the Bible.

Tim Chester

Faculty member of Crosslands Training

God's Story provides a wonderful map to help you navigate your way around. It is clear, engaging and beautifully illustrated. Best of all it shows how, when it comes to the Bible, all roads lead to Jesus.

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