The Whole Bible Story

Everything That Happens in the Bible in Plain English

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A Bible Story Book for Grown-ups

The Bible tells a story. It's a beautiful account of God's love for people throughout history. The events told in the Bible are exciting, tender, and at times awe-inspiring, but often the story can get lost among the laws, genealogies, prophecies, poetry, and instructions. Sometimes we need to get back to what happens in the Bible, focusing on the plot and the characters.

Here, Dr. William Marty retells the entire story in the Bible in one easy-to-read, chronological account. All the stories you remember from childhood--Noah, David, Esther, Daniel, and, of course, Jesus--are part of one grand narrative. And it's the page-turning story of God's pursuit of you--one you'll want to read again and again.

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  1. Dr. William H. Marty

    Dr. William H. Marty

    Dr. William H. Marty has taught at Moody Bible Institute for 40 years. His main emphasis has been teaching an Old and New Testament survey to freshman at the Chicago campus, and the fruit of his focus on teaching the storyline of the Bible has been published...

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"Dr. Marty skillfully extracts the main scenes from Genesis to Acts and chronologically arranges them to create an engaging and informative narrative without the interruptions of poetry, laws, and other elements that might (for some) detract from the storytelling feeling. Dr. Marty's comfortable, easy to understand style provides a friendly environment for new converts to get a solid overview of the Bible that will encourage them to explore God's Word more deeply. Seasoned Christians will also enjoy the opportunity to feel the rhythm and beauty of a story that never loses its life-changing effect."

Jeff Friend

Worship Leader Magazine