Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments. The Bible is clearly no ordinary book. How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole? In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts gives you the big picture—showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding. And he points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.
In God's Big Picture, Dr. LaDonna Osborn paints a verbal portrait of redemption, a panoramic view of the progressive story of God's plan for humanity comprised of four Biblical events: 1. Creation - God created us. 2. Deception - Satan tried to destroy us. 3. Substitution - Jesus redeemed us. 4. Restoration - We are restored to God. Popular, trendy teachings come and go. Only the gospel of Christ's redemption produces enduring change in human lives. Once you understand these four redemptive truths, you will develop the confident and consistent faith with God that produces balanced and successful Christian living as you fulfill His purpose for your life.
This 550-page manual is filled with a full year's worth of lessons, as kids draw through the Bible in a year. Plus, you'll find everything you need to launch this new, fun program. Each lesson includes: Lots of how-to ideas for recruiting and staffing. Music, with complete music charts and lead sheets. Games. Art activities. Object lessons. Worship and praise time. 2nd Hour/All-Purpose Grades 1-6, Ages 6-12 REPRODUCIBLE
Introduces children to God and what He wants for all of His followers, offering a big-picture overview of the Bible that emphasizes His will for Christians to accept Him into their hearts so they can live in friendship.
Want to expand your understanding of the Bible? Do you want to understand what God is doing? The book, God's Big Picture: An Overview of God's Developing Story answers those two questions and more. It traces God's plan that begins in Genesis and ends in Revelation. It provides both notes and links to four corresponding videos from the 2014 Let's Know the Bible conference. Let's Know the Bible conferences exist to provide Bible teaching by leading Christian thinkers and local pastors for church leaders, churchgoers, and others so that people might learn more about God and the Bible and how to navigate everyday life more intentionally.
Best-selling young adult authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco help teenagers become more aware of God's presence with them today and forever, giving them a "big picture" look at what life is really all about.
A must-see interactive Bible storybook featuring 145 Bible stories, four-color illustrations, and a remarkable app that brings the artwork and stories to life in 3D as well as audibly!
The Bible is a long book. It's very easy to miss the big picture. Many of us act like the person who comes into a room halfway through a movie and who starts complaining that the plot is hard to follow. Phil Moore helps us to see the big picture in God's great story. The Bible is 66 books, 1,189 chapters and 31,102 verses long. It was written by at least 44 authors in 9 countries in 3 continents in 3 languages and over a period of 2,000 years. Nevertheless, one overarching story runs throughout the Bible from start to finish. Phil Moore's style is punchy and engaging, and the text is fast-paced and succinct. It is sure to be a hit with readers keen to get to grips with the wider narrative of the Bible.
Being a parent in the modern world is tough. We are often overwhelmed with fear about damaging our children, guilt about our imperfections, and confusion about our role. Harriet Connor knows these feelings well. But hers is not just another parenting book full of "shoulds and shouldn'ts" to make you feel worse. Rather, she invites you to step back and consider the bigger picture: What is the purpose of life and parenthood? What are our human limitations? How can we cope with our guilt and fear? What are our family's values and how do we pass them on? What is our family's structure and place within the wider community? When she was desperate for answers, Harriet Connor turned to the ancient wisdom of her ancestors--the Bible. She went looking for little pieces of grandmotherly advice, but what she found was a grand vision--a big picture--that made sense of both life and parenthood. Whether you are new to the Bible or have read it before, you will not regret taking time to reflect on its message, which has given comfort and guidance to generations of parents just like you.
Where are we? Who are we? Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams mean anything out there in the void? Can human purpose and meaning ever fit into a scientific worldview? Acclaimed award-winning author Sean Carroll brings his extraordinary intellect to bear on the realms of knowledge, the laws of nature and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all. In a dazzlingly unique presentation, Carroll takes us through the scientific revolution’s avalanche of discoveries, from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself. Delving into the way the world works at the quantum, cosmic and human levels, he reveals how human values relate to scientific reality. An extraordinary synthesis of cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought, The Big Picture is Carroll’s quest to explain our world. Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, from Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan to Daniel Dennett and E. O. Wilson, this book shows that while our lives may be forever dwarfed by the immensity of the universe, they can be redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.
Designed for kids ages 2–7, this children's Bible presents the remarkable true story of God's love for the world from both the Old and New Testaments with simple words and striking illustrations.
Flowing in God’s Purpose offers different perspectives concerning spiritual warfare. It was written with theology as its theme. It is intended to show areas of our lives where the enemy may not be discernible. In our humanity, it is normal to observe trials, tests, and annoyances from a physical or psychological realm; however, we miss the bigger picture when we take an improper perspective. God understands our initial reactions because he gave us emotions. Emotions do have a place in our lives and are often manifested at the outset of trial. Flowing in God’s Purpose was not written to seek agreement; it was written to offer different perspectives.
An interactive storybook includes twenty stories from the New Testament and provides access to an augmented reality application that brings each story to life visually and audibly.
A Chance to Die is a vibrant portrayal of Amy Carmichael, an Irish missionary and writer who spent fifty-three years in south India without furlough. There she became known as "Amma," or "mother," as she founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for underprivileged children. Amy's life of obedience and courage stands as a model for all who claim the name of Christ. She was a woman with desires and dreams, faults and fears, who gave her life unconditionally to serve her Master. Bringing Amma to life through inspiring photos and compelling biographical narrative, Elisabeth Elliot urges readers to examine the depths of their own commitment to Christ.
Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a 12-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.
How can the sixty-six books of the Bible have a single message for us today? What unites the vastly different accounts of God's work in the world? How do the various genres of the Bible work together? Vaughan Roberts believes that the Bible tells a single story for all time. He draws out the Bible's message of Jesus Christ and God's redemption through him in six big questions: Who rules the world? What does it mean to be human? How should we view money? Is a perfect relationship possible? How does the Holy Spirit work in the world and in our lives? What is God's plan for the world? This companion volume to Roberts's previous book, God's Big Picture, will not only help you answer these questions, but also give you tools to transform your own Bible study in light of the whole story of God.
'THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD' IS MORE THAN JUST A CLICHe. God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about---the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into thirty-one accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events arranged chronologically from Genesis to Revelation -- allowing the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. Like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption. Church families around the globe can now embrace The Story for a full ministry year through Sunday school lessons, small group studies, and family activities. Learn more about this whole-church experience at TheStory.com. Features: * The story of the Bible ... in its own words * Events, characters, and teachings of the Bible arranged chronologically After Judas left, Jesus gave the disciples a glimpse of what was to come. He foreshadowed the fact that he was going to be 'broken' and 'poured out'---he was going to take humanity's punishment for sin on himself. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, 'Take and eat; this is my body.' Then he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, 'Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.' Jesus warned his disciples that he would be with them only a little while longer. He went on to comfort his confused followers. 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. My Father's house has plenty of room; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.' Thomas said to him, 'Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.'
In a world with so much destruction and pain we can often find ourselves asking: Was there ever a perfect plan for the world? Was it designed by anyone at all? Was it an accident? And if it was all planned for a reason and purpose, what are those purposes? Vaughan Roberts encourages readers to look at the first chapters of the Bible to understand the plan that God had in mind for humanity right from the start. He examines how God intended us to live in his creation and gives clear indications of how we can do so in the world today, even through the pain and destruction around us. He covers the issues that affect us all: our identity, the earth, sex, marriage and work. This is an indispensable guide to understanding how the Creator wants the world to work and will challenge readers to change their behaviour and attitudes to reflect what God intends for life.
Interactive devotional for children to read and access Bible story videos by scanning the QR code. Also includes access to a free app for additional content.