In the 31 chapters of The Heart of the Story: God’s Masterful Design to Restore His People, Pastor Randy Frazee takes the reader through the seemingly disconnected stories of Scripture and ties them all together under God’s story line. (Published August 2011)
I think of people in my church right now.
We have a mix of people who are
- searching, but have not yet made a faith committment
- new in the faith, but don’t know how to read the bible
- learning basic bible stories since they have never read the bible before.
Our church has many people who lack a basic biblical literacy that Christians have. They are new believers from unchurched background who are just now starting to read scriptures.
Like the newest members of our church congregation, if you are not familiar with the story line of Scripture, The Heart of the Story would be a great place to start.
I can imagine churches giving this book to first time church visitors, new Christians, or even in using The Heart of the Story in a seeker oriented class. It could also serve a rightful place in a Christianity 101 type class, or as a personal 31 day devotional.
If you are just starting out in your Christian walk and want to have that big-picture overview of the narrative of Scripture, Frazee can be your guide. Along the way, Frazee makes several connections to our current life, particularly about how God can use ordinary and even unlikely people to advance His plan.
It is a very easy read.
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Zondervan provided me with a digital copy for review.