God's Timeline

God's Timeline


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The Bible is not an easy book to understand. In fact, it is not a single book at all, but rather a library of sixty-six books that were written by at least forty different authors on three continents over a period of fifteen hundred years. God's Timeline will show you the foundation, or grand story, that holds all of these books together so that you can read the Bible with greater understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620325995
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 01/09/2013
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Rick Meyer is a pastor, teacher, counselor, and author who lives with his wife and two daughters near Springfield, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword xiii

To The Reader xvii

Introduction xix

1 God's Timeline 1

2 Creation 6

3 The Fall 12

4 Rescue and Renewal 19

5 The Ultimate Restoration 25

6 The Old Covenant People of God (Stage One of God's Rescue and Renewal) 29

7 The Prophetic Voice 40

8 Jesus 51

9 The Church (Stage Two of God's Rescue and Renewal) 63

10 The Holy Trinity 73

11 Worship Before and After the First Appearance of Christ 83

Conclusion 99

Glossary of Terms 101

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Written in an easy to understand style, but filled with rich theological insights, Pastor Meyer's book wonderfully illumines the grand narrative at the heart of the Bible. Perfect for individual study or group settings, this book does what no other text I know does: provide a basic introduction to the Scriptures, the core truths of the faith, and the communal and sacramental life of the church. I highly recommend this book!"

—James Ware

Professor of New Testament and Ancient Christianity

University of Evansville

"The Bible is a big book. What draws together all of its histories, laws, poetry, wisdom, and prophecy? As Rick Meyer shows us so clearly, it's God's timeline, centering in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This is a terrific book to give to a new believer—or to anyone looking for a simple but rich summary of the greatest story ever told."

—Mike Horton

J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology & Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

"As a pastor I've always been told that it's not our job to teach the Bible, but to teach people the Bible. That's what Rick Meyer does. With clear and approachable scholarship that even a simple guy like me can understand, Meyer lays out the love story that is God's Word. I'm grateful for a book like this to recommend to my seeking friends."

—Mike Breaux

Teaching Pastor

Heartland Community Church

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