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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Good Read!

    The Whole Bible Story, Everything that Happens in the Bible in Plain English by Dr. William H. Marty is not a Bible but a narrative taken straight from the Bible. Dr. Marty has taken the Bible and left out the laws, genealogies, prophecies, poetry, and instructions and given us it's story. The story from creation from salvation comes alive in this easy to read book. This book is all of the Bible stories we learned as children and maybe some we missed.

    I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a very easy read and just got me back to basics of the story of God and his amazing works. I thought the Bible stories came alive and kept me engaged. It was fun to revisist some Bible stories I have not read in a long time. I would encourage anyone looking for something to read or someone new to the Bible and the Christian faith to read this book.

    Disclaimer: I was provided this book by the publishers at Bethany House for the purpose of an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely mine.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2011

    The Whole Bible Story by Dr. William H. Marty

    I recently got a book from Bethany House Publishers titled "The Whole Bible Story" by Dr. William H. Marty. Before I get started, I need to tell you that I don't have to give this book a good review, because of some law thing. Anyway, the whole premise of this book is to tell the Bible story in "plain English". This is not a new concept, considering this is how most of the more contemporary Bible versions (like NLT, NIV, the Message, etc.) got started. This is a good book, very easy to read, and is wonderful for someone who is either not a Christian or a new Christian. This book is set up almost like a play, with each chapter opening with main characters and the setting. Then it goes to tell the Bible story, nearly verse by verse without the little superscripts that mark the verses, breaking each chapter up into different "acts". At the end of each chapter there is a chapter summary, summarizing the chapter, obviously? The Bible itself has a lot of repetion between different books (i.e, I and II Samuel, I and II Kings and I and II Chronicles, the Gospels, etc.) This book eliminates this, because it reads as a chronological book. This book does, however, leave out books such as Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and all of the letters. By no means does the book replace a Bible, but it is a good explanatory guide as well as a good chronological guide.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

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    You Will Be Glad You Read This

    Dr. William H. Marty in his new book, "The Whole Bible Story" published by Bethany House Publishers writes about "everything that happens in the Bible in plain English

    Well it is not really "everything" that happens in the Bible, Dr. Marty has deliberately left off the Epistles and Revelation. What Dr. Marty has intended to do with this book is to provide a Biblical narrative that is the story of mankind and salvation. "The Whole Bible Story" is not a paraphrase or another translation this is a prose story of the events in the Bible up to the end of the book of Acts.

    If you have never read the Bible or if you feel that reading the Bible is very difficult, especially the "begats" and most of the laws (that seems to be where most readers bog down) then reading this book will be a big help for you. Dr. Marty has given us a clear narrative of the events that caused the need for salvation and the events that led up to the coming of Jesus. Then he takes us through the life of Jesus, his death and the birth of the Church. Once you read this book it will give you a real taste to read the actual Bible and then understand the true richness of the Bible. Once you get started you will not want to stop. I recommend this book highly.

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