The Story

The Story
The Bible As One Continuing Story Of God and His People

Book Review by Robin S. Pike Garland
August 2019

Forward By: Max Lucado and Randy Frazee
Bible selections from the NIV
Published by: © 2005, 2008, 2011 Zondervan
Page Count: 470, including eight intro pages of timeline, and illustrated maps. In the back of the book are twenty-one pages listing Epilogue, Discussion Questions, Character List, and Ads.

The Story brings the events in the NIV Bible to Life, explaining and telling the Bible in a way that is easy to comprehend, enjoy, and learn.
If you are, or even if you are not a spiritual person, you will be affected either by the message, the understanding, or how it touches the emotions.

From page: 180
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

As a person of faith, but who have not been too faithful in my studies; I have returned seeking and wondering about life and my part in it – and I could not put this book down. I am so thankful for finding Christian Book Store.
The Story is one of the beginning, struggle, travel, thirst, death and birth, hunger, bloodshed, tears, and sacrifice. What more could one want in an everlasting story?

A partial list of the stories written includes Abram, Moses, Solomon, Elijah, King Zedekiah, Esther and Ruth, Jesus, Paul, and Revelations.
To paraphrase a section on Page 432

“There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
A message. God’s word.
“I have opened the door. I have made a way-come to me and have life!”