Sixty–six books, forty authors, written over nearly 2,000 years, in many different genres. A worldwide best–seller published in countless translations and languages. A book that has been sworn by in court, fought over, and quoted in arguments. Clearly, the Bible is no ordinary book.
So how can we begin to read and understand the Bible as a whole?
In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts paints the big picture, showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He offers us tools to read it with confidence, enthusiasm and understanding. Vaughan points us to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
I've just re-read God's Big Picture for the first time in twelve years. I'm really glad I did. In this short little book, Vaughan Roberts gives a wonderful overview of the Bible that helps you to take in the over-arching story of the Bible. What I really like about the book is its clarity and warmth. This is not a technical book, this is a book written to help the ordinary Christian to understand how Exodus fits with Matthew, what on earth is going on in the book of Amos, and how Revelation should give them hope for the future. Reading it again after twelve years, I'm struck by how foundational this book has been in my own life. Though I had forgotten its pages, God's Big Picture helped me to understand the Bible for myself something I'll be forever grateful for. I'll certainly continue to recommend this slim volume to every Christian who wants to know the Bible and the God who speaks though it better, and I hope to read it again within the next twelve years.
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