The True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama

The True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama

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This book provides an overview of the grand narrative of the Bible, showing how God's action in the world gives meaning to our lives and provides us with a foundation for our actions. The authors' bestselling textbook, The Drama of Scripture, presented this message for a student audience. It was then abridged and published at a more popular level as The True Story of the Whole World. This revised edition has been further updated and streamlined throughout for church readers and small groups. It includes contemporary reflection sections and discussion questions for individual or group use in each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587434761
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2020
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael W. Goheen (PhD, University of Utrecht) is director of theological education at the Missional Training Center, is scholar-in-residence at the Surge Network of Churches-Phoenix, and teaches at Covenant Theological Seminary. He splits his time between Surrey, British Columbia, and Tempe, Arizona.

Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, University of Bristol) directs the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology in Cambridge, England.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Prologue The Bible as a Grand Story 1

Act 1 God Establishes His Kingdom: Creation 7

Act 2 Rebellion in the Kingdom: Fall 23

Act 3 The King Chooses Israel: Restoration Initiated 31

Scene 1 A People for the King 31

Scene 2 A Land for God's People 59

Interlude A Kingdom Story Waiting for an Ending: The Intertestamental Period 93

Act 4 The Coming of the King: Restoration Accomplished 107

Act 5 Spreading the News of the King: The Mission of the Church 139

Scene 1 From Jerusalem to Rome 139

Scene 2 And into All the World 157

Act 6 The Return of the King: Restoration Completed 169

Notes 177

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