I wish I had found this Bible a long time ago. It's so easy to read. I find myself reading for longer periods of time because the story flows like .... a story. The selected Scripture readings make up the greater part of the Bible/book, but the brief summaries that fill in "in-between" make it a smooth flowing chronological story. Reading this Bible is a great way to get the BIG PICTURE in a condensed book.
My only complaint about this Bible is the quality of the paper they've used. It's not like typical Bible paper; it's something cheaper looking yet functional. I assume it was used to cut down on the cost. It's a lightweight book. The imitation leather cover looks nice. I would recommend this book despite it's quality. I very much enjoy reading The Story Bible.
As an avid reader of Max Lucado's writing for many years, I purchased 2 of The Story without hesitation, knowing that I would not have to worry that the message of the Bible would be changed. I was not disappointed. After recieving them and discussing its value with our youth pastor, my husband and I purchased 30 books and donated them to our church youth group. The Story should not be the only Bible you read, and it is not a study Bible, but reading it helps you see details of the Bible stories that you miss while reading other Bibles. It is a good Bible for new christians, teens, or just for to read like a story book. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to everyone.