The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People

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The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People

Format:  Hardcover,

496 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

Publish Date: Apr 2011

ISBN-13: 9780310950974

ISBN-10: 031095097X

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'THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD' IS MORE THAN JUST A CLICHe. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption; and this story's true From the foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee: 'This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace---the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.' Features: * The story of the Bible---in its own words. Selections from the NIV Bible with short transitions to connect the reader to the continuing story. * Events, characters, and teachings of the Bible arranged chronologically * Timelines of Bible events * New International Version (NIV) Bible text Church families around the globe can now embrace The Story for a full ministry year through worship services, small group studies, and family activities. Learn more about this whole-church experience at TheStory.com. An excerpt from The Story: After Judas left, Jesus gave the disciples a glimpse of what was to come. He foreshadowed the fact that he was going to be 'broken' and 'poured out'---he was going to take humanity's punishment for sin on himself. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, 'Take and eat; this is my body.' Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.' Jesus warned his disciples that he would be with them only a little while longer. He went on to comfort his confused followers. 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.'

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Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
Publish Date: Apr 2011
ISBN-13: 9780310950974
ISBN-10: 031095097X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 496
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.91 x 1.67 x 8.72
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Chapter outline

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Timeline of The Storyp. xi
Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know Itp. 1
God Builds a Nationp. 13
Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaohp. 29
Deliverancep. 43
New Commands and a New Covenantp. 59
Wanderingp. 71
The Battle Beginsp. 89
A Few Good Men … and Womenp. 103
The Faith of a Foreign Womanp. 121
Standing Tall, Falling Hardp. 129
From Shepherd to Kingp. 145
The Trials of a Kingp. 161
The King Who Had It Allp. 175
A Kingdom Torn in Twop. 193
God's Messengersp. 203
The Beginning of the End (of the Kingdom of Israel)p. 219
The Kingdoms' Fallp. 231
Daniel in Exilep. 249
The Return Homep. 263
The Queen of Beauty and Couragep. 275
Rebuilding the Wallsp. 291
The Birth of the Kingp. 309
Jesus' Ministry Beginsp. 321
No Ordinary Manp. 335
Jesus, the Son of Godp. 353
The Hour of Darknessp. 367
The Resurrectionp. 381
New Beginningsp. 389
Paul's Missionp. 407
Paul's Final Daysp. 439
The End of Timep. 459
Epiloguep. 471
Discussion Questionsp. 473
Charactersp. 489
Chart of Referencesp. 495

Book description

'The Greatest Story Ever Told' is more than just a cliche. God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters---and using the clear, accessible text of the NIV---this rendering of the Bible allows its stories, poems, and teachings to come together in a single, compelling read.

The Story sweeps you into the unfolding grand narrative of the Scriptures, and like any good story, it is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption. From the foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee: 'This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity.

Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace---the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.' NIV 2011. The New International Version (NIV) translation of the Bible is the world's most popular modern-English Bible---easy to understand, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 3reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by book arrived in a timely manner, in good condition. 11/04/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Such an AWESOME way to put it together!! I LOVE this book. It is so nice to be able to read thru the Bible as one continuious story. Such as it was when it was written. Before it was written. I just LOVE it! 01/20/2014
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