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Welcome to the Story: Reading, Loving, and Living God's Word

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We may be diligent readers of the Bible and sincere in our desire to relate to its stories, but somewhere between our resolve and reality, we find a disconnect. Could it be that we often miss the forest for the trees? Could it be that we inadvertently try to make the narrative, the story, about us?

In one sense, the story is about us. It is about our creation, our fall into
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 7th 2011 by Crossway Books (first published July 1st 2011)
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Aaron
Nov 16, 2011 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My full review can be read at Blogging Theologically:

Reading the Bible can be a tricky thing if you don’t always know what you’re looking for. In Welcome to the Story, Stephen J. Nichols surveys the grand storyline of the Bible and offers insights for getting the most out of our reading of Scripture.

Nichols breaks down the the big story of Scripture into four acts—Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration—and carefully teases out a few helpful implications of each of the important truths. Most
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Mark
Jan 19, 2013 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly outstanding for covering a crucial topic so well. Required reading in our household now. The only additions he could have made is 1-2 paragraphs on biblical meditation (read, meditate, pray, in that order) on "How do we learn to love?" (pages 127-128) and a caution on man's word being in the notes of a study bible (pages 161-162).
Chris Griffith
May 13, 2012 Chris Griffith rated it liked it
Kinda' sorta' wants to be like N.T. Wright with full safety-net in place. This would be a very good book for one new to the Christian Faith. NIchols is a better writer than a deep theologian. But that's not a bad thing.
Molly Moody
Apr 20, 2016 Molly Moody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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absolutely fabulous! I loved this book. I was so excited & encouraged to read the Word of God as I read this. Very much appreciated how well it echoes The Things of Earth. And I love Nichol's use of quotes to begin chapters. This is a must read for every believer.
Tim Sheppard
A good introductory Bible introduction. I didn't read anything that was new here. Still, I was blessed by the treatment of God's words of eternal life.
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Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. Previously, he served as research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College. He is an editor (with Justin Taylor) of the Theologians on the Christian Life series and is the author of several books, including The Reformation, ...more
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