Hop, Skip, and a Jump through the Bible

Overview

In this book, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas presents the grand story of the Bible in thirteen brief chapters. Writing in his engaging, narrative style, Kalas takes readers through the different books of the Bible, providing descriptions, reflection, and context, showing how there is an overarching plot that binds all of the varied writings of the Bible together.

Kalas highlights the wonders of the Bible for readers both familiar and unfamiliar with them, and shows how the ...

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Overview

In this book, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas presents the grand story of the Bible in thirteen brief chapters. Writing in his engaging, narrative style, Kalas takes readers through the different books of the Bible, providing descriptions, reflection, and context, showing how there is an overarching plot that binds all of the varied writings of the Bible together.

Kalas highlights the wonders of the Bible for readers both familiar and unfamiliar with them, and shows how the Bible isn’t just a collection of stories of the past, but rather it is our own continuing story of God and God’s relationship with the human race.

This book includes a study guide.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780687644469
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 141
  • Sales rank: 841,288
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Ellsworth Kalas has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, after thirty-eight years as a United Methodist pastor and five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council. He has been a presenter on DISCIPLE videos and is the author of more than thirty books, including the popular Back Side series as well as the Christian Believer study.
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Table of Contents

Foreword

1 In the Beginning, God: Genesis 1

2 The Eternal Plot 13

3 From Exit to Entrance: Exodus Through Deuteronomy 23

4 A Flag Is Born: From Joshua to David 33

5 The People of the Book: Solomon Through Nehemiah/Esther 41

6 Poets and Philosophers: Job Through Song of Solomon 51

7 Truth and Consequences: Isaiah Through Malachi 61

8 The Plot Takes on New Dimensions: Introduction to the New Testament 73

9 Good News from Prejudiced Reporters: The Four Gospels 81

10 The Church Is Born: The Acts of the Apostles 91

11 Letters to New Believers: Romans Through Thessalonians 99

12 Letters for the Next Generation: First Timothy Through Jude 109

13 The Curtain Falls, but the Drama Has Just Begun: The Book of Revelation 119

Study Guide 129

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