Our pastor is currently preaching through The Story one chapter per week. After 18 weeks, i can honestly say this has been an illuminating approach, and to see the upper and lower stories unfold chronologically has been immensely helpful to my biblical understanding.
We have been doing The Story series with videos and sermons on Sunday and video and study during the week. Our Sunday School and Youth also followed the series. It is the best study we have done in years. It created more communication and sharing within our congregation than we have ever had. Great review for many and for others it has opened their eye's to the Word. We started in February and will finish the end of August.
Wow! What a gripping and engaging way to structure Bible reading. I've picked up more details by reading this chronological format. The meat of the story is highlighted with fewer historical detail verses and repetitions. It really is 95% NIV selections and 5% editorial transitions. I thought it would be 50/50.
This offers a quick read of the Bible. I think it will be of great use to a new Christian introducing them to the Bible. It is very well done and gives a good way to read the Bible in a year without all the detail that sometimes discourages us.