When you read the Bible do you wonder how all the pieces of scripture are related to one another?
Do you struggle with understanding how the whole of God’s Word can apply to your life?
Are you a bit intimidated by theology? Do the words soteriology and eschatology make your head spin?
If so, I have just the book for you!
Welcome to the Story: Reading, Loving and Living God’s Word is an easy-to-read, enjoyable book which hits on the big picture of what the Bible is all about.
Creation. Fall. Redemption. Restoration.
These four pieces to the plotline pop up all over the pages of Scripture. Getting the big picture of this biblical narrative helps make sense of all the various details in Scripture, as well as all the details of theology.
If you are unfamiliar with these major themes and how they are weaved throughout all of the Bible, this will be a helpful read for you. As we understand better how all of Scripture fits into these themes it affects our reading, studying and applying of the Bible.
In Welcome to the Story, Nichols also hits on important doctrines such as “already/not yet,” the cultural mandate, incarnational ministry and more. If these are foreign concepts to you, this book will be a great introduction for you.
After giving us a bird’s-eye-view, Nichols then gives us helpful tips on how to read and apply God’s story to our lives.
Included are tips on how to learn to love the Word of God, steps towards a transformed mind, and a “cheat sheet” for reading the Bible.
Welcome to the Story is available for purchase over at Crossway.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Welcome to the Story, in exchange for my review. Opinions stated are mine.