Sixty-six books written by forty or so people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. Does the Bible sometimes seem like a confusing jumble of books, authors, and stories? How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole? In this excellent overview, Roberts takes a wide-angle view of Scripture, showing how the various parts of the Bible consolidate into one united theme, the kingdom of God, and center on one supreme subject, Jesus Christ and the salvation God offers through him. With this encouraging tool guiding you, you’ll be able to read God’s Word with new confidence and understanding.
I just realized that one of my favorite, introductory books tracing the overarching storyline of scripture now has an accompanying video course.
The following video series, by Vaughan Roberts, is based on his short, incredibly well-done, and very accessible God’s Big Picture. This book sets out to trace the Bible’s overarching plotline, and show how all of scripture leads us to Christ.