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.
This is a very easy read to get to know the Bible, but do remember it is not the whole Bible, but is parts of the true NIV Bible and reads like one continuous story. I would highly recommend to anyone !!!