The Story -Part Two

I am going to continue my conversation with you on the book The Story.  If you would like to purchase the book, you can find it on CSI’s new online store by clicking here.  As I wrote in my last blog posting, The Story is the words of the Bible put into the form of one complete story or as the authors write, “Read the Bible as one seamless story from beginning to end.” The book contains the words of the Bible put into chronological order with the authors filling in the gaps to make the transitions. The words of the Bible are in standard text, and the words of the authors’ are put into italics. The reader can easily see what are the actual words of the Bible and what are the author’s words.

I believe this book can impact you and your students.  In this post, I will write about the second reason I think you will find it beneficial. If you have not read my first blog posting on The Story, please click here.

The second reason is that you and your students are reading God’s Word.  One of my former pastors told me that when you open the Bible and read it you are releasing God’s power into your life.  Pastor Rick Warren writes, “To realize that will never die, that God’s Word stands beyond the test of time. It is eternal.”  The Bible in I Peter says, “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God for, ‘All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; 
the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’”

The Story’s format will encourage your students to read it, therefore, releasing God’s power into their lives.  If you would like to comment, please click the comments on top of this posting, or you can email me at kezell@csionline.org.

 

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