Sunday, April 18, 2010

Storylines!


C’mon, admit it. You haven’t been reading your Bible. It’s so ….long. Honestly, it’s intimidating. What you need is an overview. Something that will pull it all together.

Like Storylines, Your Map to Understanding the Bible by Andy Croft and Mike Pilavachi.

They’ll tell you there are six overarching themes in the Bible – Jesus, Covenant, Presence, Kingdom, Salvation and Worship – each revealing a way of understanding Scripture that makes it live and breathe, relevant to your life today. Grasp these big ideas, and you’ll see this amazing book in a new light. You’ll see how each theme develops and how it relates to the whole. Mike and Andy also include a summary of the Bible and discuss how it came to be in its present form.

So find a cozy place and get comfortable. Grab your Bible, too! Once you understand the storylines, you won’t be able to put it down. (excerpt from the back cover).

I loved this book that goes as a companion with your Bible to truly understand the connection between the Old Testament and New Testament stories. My favorite section in the book is when it parallels all the prophecies concerning Jesus from Genesis through Revelation. My favorite was how Joseph was sold to the slave traders for 20 pieces of silver to Egypt from the Old Testament. Now wouldn’t that be something if it had been 20 pieces of silver that Judas sold Jesus for. If you think about it, 30 pieces of silver was the going price of a slave during the time of Jesus. God accounted for inflation of prices in the years that followed Joseph to Jesus.

This books makes so many references to these overlapping parallels that I spent most of the weekend copying them down in my Bible for reference. It is eye-opening to say the least. This is a must have for any one really wanting to study the Bible in depth or even those looking to enhance what they already think they know about the Bible.

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book to review for B & B Media and loved every page in it. You just need this book, a highlighter, and a pen to make your Bible studies so much more meaningful and interactive. For more information on this book including how to purchase a copy for yourself click on the link below:

http://www.davidccook.com/catalog/Detail.cfm?sn=106231&source=search

5 comments:

Denise said...

Wow, this sounds so great.

Mich said...

Sounds good. I am all about a book that helps me understand God's Word more.

Happy Sunday!

Samantha said...

Sounds great, I will check it out.
Blessings to you dear friend !!

Tabitha And Family said...

Sounds like a book I should have. :)

KrippledWarrior said...

I'm fine with the bible just the way it is. Although I must admit to having read Matthew Henry's commentary.