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"A fresh, front row view to an ancient faith. The grand story of the Bible is narrated as a six act play, shining a light on an irreligious plotline that is all too often misunderstood. Spoiler alert: this story may deliver a plot twist that could change your life." (From the back cover.)
Paperback, 154 pages
Published 2013 by The Meeting House
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Mark
Nov 29, 2013 Mark rated it it was amazing
In a word: brilliant. In the first few chapters, I was worried that this jaunt through the Bible narrative would be overly kind - a kind of evangelistic whitewashing of the very difficult and disturbing stories of Scripture. However, it soon became apparent that Day was doing two things: 1) making the narrative arc of our 66-book-long divine rescue accessible and easy to understand, and 2) introducing us to and inviting us to engage with polarizing concepts like sacrifice, hell, war, oppression, ...more
Wendy Owens
Jan 04, 2014 Wendy Owens rated it really liked it
I was determined to start and finish this book over the Christmas season and finally succeeded by waking up at 4:00 this morning. Once I started reading, I could not stop because this simple synopsis of the Bible, and what it means for us deeply resonated with me.
Although the Old Testament has always been awe-inspiring, and I have always recognized it as pointing toward Christ, its violent contents have always left me squirming uncomfortably. Day grapples honestly with this concern as well as o
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David
May 20, 2015 David rated it it was ok
Shelves: bible
My church used this for a small group discussion guide over the past few months. I found it to be a mixed bag. On the positive side, I thought the overview of the Bible story was clear and concise. I also enjoyed how Day carried the story on into the history of the church. On the negative side, it seemed too shallow. Of course, I read a lot of books and have a seminary degree so maybe it is not geared towards me. But most people in our small group said the book did not hold their attention, ...more
Ryan Robinson
Dec 28, 2013 Ryan Robinson rated it really liked it
I definitely could push this to a 5 star depending on the audience, but for me it was a solid 4. Day essentially seeks to accomplish two things in this book: (1) tell the overarching storyline of the Bible, and (2) show us the irreligious nature of the Bible when viewed as a whole. My only issue, and I do consider it a minor one, is that he pretty much always conflated the two. I felt like it sometimes left out a broader vision of the Kingdom than just being on good terms with God without ...more
Danny
Dec 26, 2014 Danny rated it liked it
Shelves: christian
This is a well written book that feels a bit like an extended sermon. While there was nothing revolutionary in it for me, it does a good job of giving people an overview of Jesus focused Christianity in simple language. I would recommend this book to anyone unfamiliar with the bible and church history.
Floyd
May 19, 2014 Floyd rated it it was ok
Tim is the lead pastor at The Meeting Place. Enjoyed the book generally. He's big on staying away from viewing Christianity as a religion and I'm on track with him there. It is the relationship with Jesus that counts.However, I don't think it is of the quality to give away to seekers.
Debbie
Jan 07, 2014 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Loved this book - makes perfect sense, and is written in a conversational tone. I am going to read it again, often, and with sticky notes and a highlighter!
M. W.
Jul 16, 2014 M. W. rated it liked it
I didn't finish it, too basic and I couldn't keep up an interest in it... good for those seeking Biblical truths and history.
Kyle McKee
Apr 28, 2016 Kyle McKee rated it it was amazing
Really cool look into the story of the bible and who God is. If the bible seems intimidating, read this book!
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