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

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

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Overview

"The greatest story ever told" is more than just a cliché.

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 world’s most popular modern-English Bible, the New International Version, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. Like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption - and this story’s true!

The Story features a 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:

  • Selections from text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
  • Events, characters, and teachings of the Bible are arranged chronologically
  • Short transitions between each chapter to connect the reader to the continuing story
  • Timelines of Bible events

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310421726
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 38,317
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

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NIV, The Story, Hardcover: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Alchemist8 More than 1 year ago
Our church is doing "The Story" for its study classes. I love the book it is easy to read and follow. It has a great DVD that goes along with the book. You do have to remember though it is an overview of the bible. It was written so it is easier to read the Bible. If you are not using the DVD that goes with the book you are missing out on the Study.
iddrazin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The purpose of this book of selections from the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible is disclosed in the last page of the volume, to hear ¿the truth. You¿ve come face to face with the most important message you will ever hear: Jesus, God¿s Son, came, lived died and rose again.¿ The author tells readers that they must ¿take a step down the narrow path that leads to unimaginable glory.¿The editors of the book present 31 chapters, 21 from the Hebrew Bible and 10 from the New Testament, each focuses on a different event from the many that occur in the Bible. They include a ¿Timeline¿ giving what the editors consider the years of the episodes; short comments in the middle or end of some of these quotations from the NIV that connect one selection with the next when the editors delete some of the biblical narratives; and definitions of terms at the bottom of certain pages. Scholars will have some problems with the editors¿ information and comments.¿Many will disagree with the dates offered by the editors. For example, the consensus among scholars is that we cannot know the exact year of the Israelite exodus from Egyptian bondage, but it most likely occurred around 1200 BCE; they have the precise year 1446. The Bible has Abraham born 1948 years after creation, which is 3823 BCE; they have 2091. The Bible does not give the year of Moses¿ brother Aaron¿s death; they have 1406. There are many other similar differences. ¿Some of the definitions are designed to suggest that the books of the Hebrew Bible teach about Christianity and Jesus. For example, the ¿holy spirit¿ in the Hebrew Bible is defined as ¿The manifestation of God who dwells within those who believe in Jesus Christ and empowers them to follow God¿s way. God is one God but acts in three `persons¿ of God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.¿ One may, of course, interpret the Bible as one chooses, but in fairness, one should say that this is an interpretation and it is not explicit in the text. They translate ¿messiah¿ as ¿A name of Jesus that emphasizes his role as God¿s chosen deliverer.¿ Actually, messiah means anointed, a king or high priest who had oil pored upon his head when he became king or high priest. Jews looked forward to the coming of a Jewish king, which is synonymous with messiah, to rule over them. Christians felt that Jesus was this king.In short, people need to beware as they read this book because scholars disagree with many of the supposed facts.
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
Thank you to Eagles Landing First Baptist for providing me with a copy of this book. The Story by Randy Frazee and Max Lucado is currently studied at my church. The question that Randy poses throughout the book is: What is the lower story? Or what is the Upper Story? The Lower story refers to life circumstances that we see every day. What are you dealing with currently? Each chapter tells the story of the many people mentioned in the bible. Then at church we go through the video and Randy discusses it further. The Upper Story is what God is how his plan affects us. There may be a greater story that we are not aware of as we progress through the lower story. You can get many different versions of this book. In other words you can choose the translation that works best for you. This book accompanies different translations of the bible. The chapters take you from Genesis and creation to Revelations. The chapters focus is to take a book of the bible and tell a narrative and introduce you to the main characters. My Thoughts: I liked this book! I thought it offered a fresh approach to how we view the bible. I love studying the bible with fresh prospective. Randy will challenge you to seek a fresh prospective and apply it to your life. The only negative for me was sometimes the length of the chapters. I was curious to see how they would want to cover them. A book worth checking it! by Jencey Gortney\ Writer's Corner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SO excited to read this book, I have been going through the sample of it and I am already in love with it! Seems like a book that I will be recommending to all of my friends and family.
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lorettaFL More than 1 year ago
Our church is doing a bible study on this, so far great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sheds false light on a bigoted, horrific, sexist, fear- and hatred- inducing book of fiction masquerading as non-fiction, called The Bible. "The Bible" contains adult, grotesque stories of rape, genocide, child abuse, sexism, revenge, murder. Many of these acts are commandeered by, and allowed by, authority figures... My advise is to actually read the entire bible, before buying this book.