God's Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible

by Vaughan Roberts

Paperback, 2009



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Inter-Varsity Press (2009), Paperback, 176 pages


Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole?In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives you the big picture--showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And he points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.… (more)

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LibraryThing member adamtarn
Good overview of the bible, albeit in very broad strokes, utilizing the metanarrative framework of the kingdom of God. Intended as a limited introductory text it has its theological and exegetical strengths and its weaknesses but remains a decent book for someone very new to the bible.
LibraryThing member Berachah
A more mature read than (Grandpa's Box) of solid Biblical Theology.

This book gives a good foundation in seeing how the entire Bible holds together and how each of the books of the Bible are all aiming at the one central person (Christ Jesus) and one central message (Salvation through Jesus) and
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one central goal (Kingdom restoration).

Vaughan Roberts does a good job taking very complex themes and concepts and in bite sized teachings shows the unity of God's word. Roberts has learned this subject from some of the more capable minds that have handled the topic of Biblical Theology for decades.
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LibraryThing member John_Warner
Fr. Roberts provides a thematic exploration of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. This book is a good choice for a Bible study group; however, the one I would recommend, if one wants to learn about the major themes of the Bible as one proceeds through the various books, is The Kingdom of God by
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John Bright.
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176 p.; 5.39 inches


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