on 14 November 2009
I must admit my heart sank when I heard that our Partnership Group was going to read a book that would take us from Genesis to Revelation to get the big picture. Forget the size of the picture, what about all that reading!!! I hardly have time to complete the newspaper (although I always finish any articles about Spurs), let alone the whole bible and a study book at the same time.
But to my surprise, I was halfway through this great book by Vaughan Roberts and found myself turning pages as quickly as reading a Jeffrey Archer novel (which shows how infrequently and few books I read).
I have studied the bible on and off for years, yet never spotted the plain, yet rich truths revealed in God's Big Picture. Roberts has explained the incredible thread running through sixty-six books, by forty authors, written over nearly 2,000 years clearly and concisely.
If you want to challenge your own beliefs, check out if there is a God and see how a plan comes together, take a look at this big picture.
on 23 November 2013
A fantastic book. You'll read it over and over. Easy to understand in terms of writing style and structure, but tackles big concepts and issues. Ties the whole Bible together under the theme of 'The Kingdom of God'. Will help anyone at whatever stage of faith (or not) understand the Bible better and see God's big picture for human history. Chapters are short and easy to digest with helpful subheadings. Study questions after are great for thinking through in a devotional, or as a study group. I couldn't recommend this book highly enough.
on 18 June 2015
This is perfect for those struggling with connecting the Old Testament to the new, it is not just a list of the main stories you may learn as a child. It explains in a good amount of detail the plan God had from the very beginning. Even having been a Christian for 10+ years, I found this book taught me an incredible amount without being too heavy or bogged down in minute details.
on 11 April 2014
This book is not too long, very readable, and fits together the whole of the Bible for believers who don't have any prior knowledge of the Old Testament, or where that is limited to unconnected stories taught in Sunday School decades ago.
on 14 April 2015
Excellent book. It is easy to read, but manages to convey all the essentials of how Christians read the Bible as a whole. Well recommended for anyone who struggles with the more "difficult" books, especially the Old Testament. I also recommend it for anyone who wants to understand more of the Christian faith, it will help explain why we believe what we believe.