Reviews a resource called The Story

In Barnes and Noble, I stumbled across a resource I had not seen before. It’s called, “The Story” by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. You can find more info about it here
It is definitely not something that I would suggest to replace a student’s bible, but it is a great tool to help students who may not understand how the story of scripture has an over-arching story. Here is the flow of The Story:
1. Creation: The Beginning of Life as We Know It / 1
2. God Builds a Nation / 13
3. Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh / 28
4. Deliverance / 42
5. New Commands and a New Covenant / 57
6. Wandering / 69
7. The Battle Begins / 88
8. A Few Good Men . . . and Women /102
9. The Faith of a Foreign Woman / 119
10. Standing Tall, Falling Hard / 127
11. From Shepherd to King / 143
12. The Trials of a King / 160
13. The King Who Had It All / 174
14. A Kingdom Torn in Two / 192
15. God’s Messengers / 202
16. The Beginning of the End
(of the Kingdom of Israel) /217
17. The Kingdoms’ Fall / 229
18. Daniel in Exile / 246
19. The Return Home / 260
20. The Queen of Beauty and Courage / 272
21. Rebuilding the Walls / 287
22. The Birth of the King / 304
23. Jesus’ Ministry Begins / 314
24. No Ordinary Man / 328
25. Jesus, the Son of God / 345
26. The Hour of Darkness / 360
27. The Resurrection / 374
28. New Beginnings / 382
29. Paul’s Mission / 399
30. Paul’s Final Days / 430
31. The End of Time / 451
Here is a discreet video I took while I was in the store. Notice the icons in the bottom of the resource. I thought they were pretty cool and helpful. What are you doing to help students understand the Meta-narrative in Scripture? Have you used The Story in your ministry?

A resource review on The Story; by Max Lucado/ Randy Frazee.

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