From beginning to end, the Bible reveals the glory of Jesus. But for many Bible readers, it doesn't seem that simple. We're often unsure how the Bible's many stories, characters, events relate together and connect to Jesus. Some are tempted to force the pieces of the Bible together, making superficial jumps to him. Others give up trying to understand the Bible altogether.
Christ from Beginning to End is written to help Christians understand better how every part of Scripture fits together to reveal the glory of Christ Jesus. In Part 1, Wellum and Hunter reintroduce us to the Bible-what it is, how it comes to us, and what it's centrally about. Then, in Part 2, they walk from one side of the Bible's story to the other, carefully tracing the Bible's storyline from Genesis to Revelation. As readers see how our triune God's plan unfolds through his covenants, they will be equipped for a lifetime of seeing Christ's glory in Scripture. From this book, you'll learn how to:read the Bible according to the three biblical contexts: the immediate context, the context of the unfolding story, and the context of the whole story centered in Christ.recognize how different parts of the Bible connect together as part of a unified story. embrace the story of the Bible as our own, to live this story out, and to share this story with our neighbors and the nations.
You will also see the Bible's multi-layered story and how it is held together by the one plan of God to glorify himself in salvation. You'll come away with a greater awareness of our need as sinners, of the triune God in all of his grace, and of Jesus as the incarnate Son in all of his glory.
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 220 x 146 x 26 mm
"It's hard to imagine a more reliable guide to understanding the Bible for new believers, church members, and small group leaders." * CHRISTOPHER W. MORGAN, dean and professor of theology, California Baptist University, Riverside *
"A pastor and a scholar team up to explain the Bible's storyline accessibly and skillfully. This book is a gift to the church." * ANDY NASELLI, associate professor of New Testament and theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary *
"What if you could take the lifelong learning of a seminary professor and have it translated by the preaching ministry of a former student turned pastor so that everyone in the church can apply it? That's what you hold in your hands. Think of it as the best class you never got to take." * JUSTIN TAYLOR, managing editor, ESV Study Bible; blogger, The Gospel Coalition *
"Wellum and Hunter have craft-roasted the fine beans of sound doctrine and biblical theology, put them through the burr grinder, measured them into the French press, and poured the filtered water just off the boil. Four minutes have passed, which means the time has come for you to relish the rich, thick, and frothy cup they've prepared for your edification and delight. Drink deeply, which is to say, read and relish." * JIM HAMILTON, professor of biblical theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary *
"Readers of all levels will find this accessible book a fascinating guide to God's unfolding story. It's sheer pleasure to commend this book." * FRED G. ZASPEL, pastor, Reformed Baptist Church *
"Wellum and Hunter have produced the best, and most accessible, "along the Bible" tool I've found for helping people understand the unfolding drama of redemption. Read it for yourself, and then again with your leaders, your kids, and your study group." * DAVID W. HEGG, senior pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Santa Clarita *
"This book is a rich, instructive, faithful, and clear unfolding of our promise keeping God's gracious purposes in Christ. Highly recommended!" * ALAN J. THOMPSON, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Croydon *
"This is the kind of resource to put in the hands of small group leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, and staff. But it's also for parents who want to know how to read the Bible to their children, and anyone who would like to better understand the storyline of Scripture. Highly recommended!" * MICHAEL LAWRENCE, pastor, Hinson Baptist Church, Portland *
"If you want to revel in seeing the beauty and glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ from all of Scripture, then pick up copies of this book for yourself and other Christians you want to encourage. I know I will." * JUAN R. SANCHEZ, senior pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin *
"A few years ago, Steve Wellum shared with our church "a bird's-eye view of the Bible." Our church turned out eagerly to hear these presentations and loved every minute. We are so thankful that this simple tool for orienting believers to the storyline of Scripture is available to all. You will be too." * JIM ELLIFF, a pastor of Christ Fellowship of Kansas City *
"Hunter and Wellum cause their readers to love Christ more deeply in response to the full picture of redemption seen through all of Scripture. I'm excited about and grateful for this beautifully written resource. It couldn't be more timely." * RUTH CHOU SIMONS, artist and bestselling author, GraceLaced *
"This book will help you know Jesus Christ better and enable you to understand how all of Scripture points to the surpassing glory of his perfect life, substitutionary death, and victorious resurrection. I only wish it had been around forty-five years ago when I became a Christian!" * BOB KAUFLIN, director, Sovereign Grace Music *
"This excellent book deserves wide reading. For an overview of the Bible with a focus on Christ, this will be the text I recommend!" * GREG STRAND, executive director of theology and credentialing, Evangelical Free Church of America *
"Reading the Bible with Jesus as the unifying center is as revolutionary today as it was in the early days of the Christian church. Hunter and Wellum are both committed to the value of this approach, and their work winsomely makes the case." * DAVE HELM, lead pastor, Hyde Park Congregation, Holy Trinity Church *
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