Reading God's Story, Trade Paper

Reading God's Story, Trade Paper : A Chronological Daily Bible

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Stories are basic to life. Everybody loves a good story. We have been reading, listening to, or watching stories all of our lives, so we intuitively know a lot about how they work. Yet, more and more, Christians are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how the grand narrative of God's Word fits together. Indeed, God gave us the stories of the Bible to reveal great truth about Himself and about our lives, and He wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what He is doing in the world. By focusing on the narrative framework of Scripture we can better understand what the Bible teaches and live out its instruction more effectively. Reading God's Story takes that clear narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan developed for the Read the Bible for Life biblical literacy initiative. In this plan the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day by day, from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and how all the different parts fit together to make sense. Reading God's Story features two-color interior page layout and is organized into 52 weeks of readings (six readings per week). It presents Scripture in three main acts (God's Plan for All People; God's Covenant People; God's New Covenant People) and seventeen total scenes, providing an introduction for each act and scene to orient the reader to its importance in the grand story. Unlike other chronological Bibles, this arrangement is not date specific (e.g. January 1), so a person can begin using this edition at any point in the calendar year.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1440 pages
  • 144 x 220 x 98mm | 1,020.58g
  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • English
  • 1433601125
  • 9781433601125
  • 657,139

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God's Grand Story. Your Story. Reading God's Story will take you on a one-year journey through the entire Bible as the events actually unfolded. This unique design will help you clearly see the grand story of the Bible as well as better understand how the smaller parts fit within the larger story. Unlike other chronological Bibles, the daily readings in this arrangement are not dated, so you can begin using this edition at any point in the calendar year. You'll get a better view of God's grand story in three easy-to-remember acts and 17 memorable scenes-- Act 1: God's Plan for All People
Act 2: God's Covenant People
Act 3: God's New Covenant People Introductions are provided for each act and scene to orient you to their importance and remind you of where you are in the grand story. You'll never lose your spot with a 52- week reading plan page design (six days of Bible reading per week). Plus, you have access to a free App and daily chronological audio podcasts to keep you connected wherever you go.
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About George H. Guthrie

George H. Guthrie is the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He helped establish and is now a Senior Fellow at Union's Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, which is committed to promoting sound Bible reading, study, and interpretation at the grassroots level of the church. Guthrie is also the author of Read the Bible for Life and has participated in developing or revising several popular Bible translations including the HCSB, English Standard Version, and New Living Translation.
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