While the Bible is a collection of separate books and letters written over hundreds of years by multiple authors in different languages, it nevertheless presents one cohesive story of one majestic God from Genesis to Revelation. The new Storyline Bible (Zondervan, 2019), which uses the New International Version (NIV) Bible translation (@NIVBible), displays the big picture of God’s work in the world.
The Storyline Bible is an extension of The Biblical Story Project by BibleMesh, a video course developed in partnership with Tim Keller and other notable theologians. The Bible features over 380 articles paired with book introductions that illuminate the interconnected nature of God’s inspired Word.
“The Biblical Story Course is rooted in the joyful conviction that there is one God, one book, and one story. It is thrilling to see material from the Biblical Story course incorporated in this Study Bible,” says Emmanuel Kampouris, Publisher of BibleMesh and retired Chairman and CEO of American Standard. “May it introduce new believers, as well as seasoned Christians, to the profound riches of the events, doctrine, and promises of the Word of God.”
The Storyline Bible is designed to help readers understand how the Bible’s individual stories connect to its bigger story and to each other through it’s arranged cross-referencing system of articles. This system reveals the connections between one biblical story and a host of others, equipping the diligent student to discover infinite connections between one storyline and the rest of the Bible.
The content explores major events, key characters, and the theology of the Bible over seven historical eras:
- ERA 1: Creation
- ERA 2: The Patriarchs
- ERA 3: Moses
- ERA 4: Israel
- ERA 5: After the Exile
- ERA 6: Jesus
- ERA 7: The Church
Over 200 major articles lead the reader through learning about different aspects of instruction: theological principles, characters of the Bible, the contemporary political and cultural influences on the people of Israel, the Bible’s major events, and other topics are dealt within these articles to provide insight and inspiration to readers as they make their way through the stories and teachings of the Old and New Testaments.
Over 180 smaller articles (taken from the video scripts of the BibleMesh curriculum) address the same topics as the major articles, using an applicational perspective and a more conversational tone. Through completing a topical study of both the smaller and larger articles, readers will gain a more complete picture of the stories and teachings of the Bible.
Over 200 full-color photos, graphs, and charts grace the pages of this Bible, carefully selected to bring inspiration and understanding to the reading of God’s Word. And three comprehensive feature indexes, one canonical, one by era, and a subject index, can be found in the back of this Bible for easy reference.
Finally, a brief study of the seven eras presented in this Bible is available in question form. It is provided as a resource for small groups and church classes to aid in understanding each of the seven individual eras, and it is designed to shed light on the intent of the editors of BibleMesh to segment their instructional materials in this way.
The Storyline Bible is published by HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the parent company of Bible Gateway.
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About the NIV (@NIVBible)
The New International Version (NIV) is the world’s bestselling modern-English Bible translation—accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages. The NIV is the result of over 50 years of work by the Committee on Bible Translation, who oversee the efforts of many contributing scholars. Representing the spectrum of evangelicalism, the translators come from a wide range of denominations and various countries and continually review new research in order to ensure the NIV remains at the forefront of accessibility, relevance, and authority. Every NIV Bible that is purchased helps Biblica, a nonprofit ministry organization, translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world. To learn more, visit www.thenivbible.com.
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