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What is the “Big Picture” of the Bible?

By August 23, 2011April 12th, 2016Blog, Devotional Life

Open BibleSixty-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, God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible, Vaughan Roberts gives us 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.

And here are some other helpful books on reading the Bible and understanding the major themes and doctrines of the scripture to enhance your understanding of the Scripture: