"The greatest story ever told" is more than just a clich .
God goes 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 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the world's most popular modern-English Bible, the New International Version, it allows 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 - and this story's true
The Story features a foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace - the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.
- Selections from text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
- Events, characters, and teachings of the Bible are arranged chronologically
- Short transitions between each chapter to connect the reader to the continuing story
- Timelines of Bible events
- 11.5-point type size
Saul of Tarsus was on his way to Damascus, bent on destroying the city's Christian community, when a blinding flash of light stopped him in his tracks. Forever changed, the former persecutor of Christians adopted the name Paul and became one of the faith's most famous and active converts. Paul's living example, showing that no sinner is beyond redemption, added a powerful weight to his missionary work. The apostle's letters to churches that he established or visited constitute a substantial part of the New Testament. This volume features a selection of books from the King James edition of the Bible featuring Paul's own words, and a view of his life and ministry.
Martin Luther described Paul's Epistles to the Romans -- or Romans -- as the most important piece in the New Testament and well worth a Christian's while, not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. Acts of the Apostles -- or Acts -- discusses Jesus' resurrection and ascension and the ministry of the original Twelve Apostles, in addition to Paul's conversion and the extension of Christianity through him to the remotest part of the earth.
Pick your favorite blossom from the Bloom Collection. Grow your faith with this beautiful, spring-inspired NIV Bloom Collection Bible. Whether you are going to church, heading to work, or touring the globe, this Bible is ready to go with you. Its size makes it easy to keep the timeless truth of God's Word at hand, no matter where life takes you. Features: - Attractive Italian Duo-Tone(TM) covers in flower designs - Extra-thin edition--less than one inch thick - Presentation page--ideal for gift giving - Words of Christ in red - Ribbon marker Testimonials: "This is a great Bible for those of us who want our Bible to express our personal style. I always carry my Bible with me, so it's fun to have such a cute one to carry. I wanted a complete Bible that's easy to carry yet readable and, for me, this is perfect " "I love the bright, floral designs because they are so eye appealing. I also appreciate the portability and nice binding. I'm definitely buying more of these as gifts very soon "
8.4-point type size.
The first of seven full-color, page-by-page reproductions from The Saint John's Bible, Gospels and Acts has more than 25 illuminations, including full-page opening illuminations for each of the four gospels. Some of the prominent illuminations include the Genealogy of Jesus, the Birth of Christ, the Raising of Lazarus, the Crucifixion, Christ Our Light, the Last Supper, the Road to Emmaus, and Pentecost.
The Word of God, hand-illuminated through ancient methods by a contemporary master, brings the reader to an epiphany of the sacred. Those who allow themselves to savor the experience unfolding before them will come to see how Gospels and Acts beautifully marries text and image to serve the Word.
An internationally respected calligrapher, Donald Jackson is the artistic director and illuminator of The Saint John's Bible. He is a Senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown Office at the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, a position in which he is responsible for the creation of official state documents. He is an elected Fellow and past Chairman of the prestigious Society of Scribes and Illuminators. His 30-year retrospective exhibition, Painting with Words, premiered at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August, 1988 and traveled to 13 museums and galleries. Donald Jackson works with a team of theologians and artists from Saint John's University and Abbey on The Saint John's Bible. From his scriptorium in Wales, he oversees scribes, artists, and craftsmen who work with him on the handwriting and illumination of the seven-volume, 1,150-page Bible.
The New American Bible is more than just another Catholic Bible. Additional features provide young Catholics with the background and key tools for making God's Word a vital part of a young person's spiritual life. Look for these features inside: youth-friendly introductions to all the books of the Bible and the Bible's main sections, as well as the standard NAB book and section introductions youth-oriented guides to interpreting, studying, and praying the Bible a reading plan with the Sunday readings for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter--for all three lectionary cycles 7 additional reading plans that give young people starting places for studying the Bible 3 special indexes to help locate Bible stories and teachings, connections to the Catholic sacraments, and Bible passages related to life and faith issues 5 maps showing the locations of biblical events for different periods of salvation history