Telling God's Story: The Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End

Telling God's Story: The Biblical Narrative from Beginning to End

by Preben Vang, Terry G. Carter

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ISBN-13: 9781433680014
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 988,444
File size: 281 MB
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About the Author

Preben Vang is professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. He and his family are natives of Denmark and moved to the United States from Copenhagen in 1997.


Terry G. Carter is associate dean, Pruet School of Christian Studies; W. O. Vaught professor of Christian History and Ministry; and chair, department of Christian Ministry at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Table of Contents

List of Maps xi

Icon Key xii

Preface to the First Edition xiii

Preface to the Second Edition xv

The Bible Story: An Overview 1

Background to the Bible Story 11

Episode 1 Creation

Act 1 The Story Begins 23

Act 2 Humans Reject God's Plan 31

Episode 2 The Plan of Redemption

Act 1 The Covenant and Promise 41

Act 2 Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph 49

Episode 3 The Forming of a Nation: God's People and the Law

Act 1 Moses and the Deliverance 61

Act 2 The Sinai Experience 73

Act 3 The Wilderness Experience 83

Episode 4 The Promised Land and Sin's Power

Act 1 The Conquest 93

Act 2 The Period of the Judges 105

Episode 5 Israel Gets a King

Act 1 Samuel and Saul 117

Act 2 David the King 125

Episode 6 Rebellion, Judgment, and Future Hope

Act 1 Solomon and the Demise of the Unified Kingdom 135

A Note on the Prophets 145

Act 2 The Demise of the Northern Kingdom 151

Act 3 The Southern Kingdom Slides 163

Episode 7 Captivity and Return

Act 1 The Judgment 175

Act 2 The Captivity 185

Act 3 The Return from Exile and the Rebuilding of the Temple 191

Act 4 Rebuilding Jerusalem 195

Act 5 Wisdom: Finding God's Way 203

Episode 8 Unto Us a Child Is Born

Act 1 God Sends His Promised Messiah 213

Act 2 Incarnation and the Two Natures of Jesus 223

Episode 9 The Ministry of Jesus

Act 1 Jesus Begins His Ministry 233

Act 2 Jesus' Message and Methods 245

Act 3 Jesus' Miracles and Ministry 259

Episode 10 "A Prophet Must Die in Jerusalem"

Act 1 Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem 271

Act 2 Jesus' Last Supper and His Crucifixion 279

Episode 11 The Grave Could Not Hold Him

Act 1 Jesus' Burial and Resurrection 295

Act 2 Jesus' Post-resurrection Appearances and Ascension 305

Episode 12 This Gospel Shall Be for All People

Act 1 A Sound as of a Rushing Wind 315

Act 2 The Church in Jerusalem and the Early Spread of the Gospel 325

Act 3 Paul's First and Second Missionary Journeys 335

Act 4 Paul's Third Missionary Journey, His Arrest and Final Days 345

Episode 13 Church Growth and Church Struggles

Act 1 Church Struggles and the Examples from 1 Corinthians 357

Act 2 Church Struggles and Christian Thinking 367

Act 3 Church Struggles and Issues of Faith 375

Episode 14 Looking for a City

Act 1 God's Future for His People 385

Act 2 God Brings His Story to Its Climactic End 393

Last Thoughts: The Meaning of the Story in the Twenty-First Century 403

Endnotes 407

Subject Index 417

Scripture Index 421

Image Credits 430

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