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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 clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel.
And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption—and this story’s true! From the 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."
- The story of the Bible—in its own words. Bible selections from the NIV, 2011 update, with short transitions connecting you to the continuing story.
- Events, characters, and teachings of the Bible arranged chronologically
- Time lines of Bible events
- Discussion questions for personal or group reflection
- List of principle characters with short biographical sketches
- Chart of References to biblical events
- Two-color maps of the Old Testament world and the New Testament world
- 10-point text size
- 8.75" x 5.75" x 1.50"
Church families around the globe can now embrace The Story for a full ministry year through worship, small group studies, and family activities.
Number of Pages: 496
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.75 X 5.75 X 1.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
|Series: The Story|
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 10 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: Deckled
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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, Gods 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 clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption; and this storys true! From the 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." Learn more about this whole-church experience at TheStory.com.
MollysMomRichmond Hill, Ontario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great overview of the BibleAugust 16, 2016MollysMomRichmond Hill, Ontario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased copies of The Story Bible specifically to give to some new believers who were intimidated by the thought of reading and understanding the complete Bible, but who wanted to gain an understanding of the essence of this incredible story. Written in a format and style that is comfortable for beginners (and all readers), The Story Bible has good chapter breaks that are natural resting spots to encourage reflection and discussion. The Story Bible also serves as a good refresher of many of the highlights of the complete Bible text for those already familiar with it; it does not and cannot replace the actual Bible, but the authors never intended it to do so.
The new believers that I gave the copies to were really pleased to have something they felt comfortable with and I intend to purchase more copies of The Story Bible to encourage more people to get to know, understand and cherish the Bible and all it stands for.
Jamie5 Stars Out Of 5NIV The Story BibleJuly 29, 2016JamieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Easy to read and very helpful with Biblical application. Great value!
Wendy5 Stars Out Of 5GreatJuly 26, 2016WendyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Fantastic buy for anyone wanting to have easy access to the Lords Story
Ronnie4 Stars Out Of 5Good buyMay 13, 2016RonnieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This is a fantastic way for new Christians to read through God's word to get started. Its like a Children's Bible for adults. It was an easy read and a pleasure to pick up every time.
seekerGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5The Story, NIV version(s)April 23, 2016seekerGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5First, this latest NIV edition apparently uses the 2011 NIV. I've purchased several copies of the older one that used the NIV84, which I much prefer over the 2011, less literal/more politically correct, edition. The Story NIV84 might no longer be available. My review is actually for that edition, but will still apply to this one I think. I've also purchased quite a few of The Story NKJV, which is the version I use. I left a more detailed review on that product page. The other copies I bought were given as gifts. Having purchased so many copies to share, obviously I think The Story is a good product.
The Story quotes sections of Scripture and links them together with composed transitions. Think of it as a condensed version of the Bible, or a nice refresher course. The major stories of the Bible are covered, but the entire Bible is not directly quoted. The hardback edition is in the same format as that of regular books, very inviting and easy to read.
While my favorite edition of The Story is the current NKJV, and my second-favorite is the discontinued (?) NIV84 edition, this version is still a great product at a nice price. Of course, The Story is not meant to be a substitute for reading your complete Bible.
Q: Age group for "The Story" I have a childrens ministry ages 3-12. Would this be an appropriate gift for the children old enough to read?
This edition would work for older Elementary age children to Adult. For an edition of this Bible geared specifically for kids see WW719755, The Story for Kids.
Q: Are the events in this book in chronological order or in books of the Bible order?
The Story presents selected passages from the NIV in Chronological order.
Q: Can I look up a specific scripture reference in The Story? My homeschooled 9th grader is using a curriculum which requires extensive scripture reading. I think The Story would be helpful. My only question is this...if he is assigned to read Proverbs1-20, is there an index that would help him know what pages to read in The Story? Thank you for any experience and help you can offer.
No, there are no chapter/verse references in the text of "The Story". There is a Chart of References in the back noting which selections of the Bible are used for each chapter of the book.
Q: We give Bibles to people that we don't always know personally. Would this be appropriate for a teenager that may not have a Christian background?
This would be easier reading for a young person not familiar with the Bible.
Q: What is the difference between this and the other edition? What is the difference (in content) between this and "The Story: Read the Bible as One Seamless Story from Beginning to End" (CBD Stock No: WW936985 / ISBN: 0310936985)?
This version utilizes the NIV's 2011 update which brings the language more in line with today's vocabulary.
Q: What kind of binding is on the hardcover edition, is it sewn or glued?
This is a glued binding.
Q: Which version of the NIV is used in this study?
This uses the 2011 edition of the NIV.