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Exploring the Story helps you understand and grasp the significance of each chapter in the The Story, an innovative Bible that presents Scripture as a continuous narrative in chronological order. The big picture of God's redemptive plan comes into focus as you learn about the following elements:Timeline---shows how the events of The Story relate to the rest of historyPlot Points---briefly describes the key narrative themes of a passageCast of Characters---introduces the people featured in the text Chapter Overview---summarizes the corresponding chapter in The StoryDiscussion Questions---gives ideas for individual or group reflectionSection Commentary---presents theological issues, important archaeological discoveries, or launch points for further discussion Small group leaders, pastors, and lay students of the Bible will gain a deeper understanding of God's life-changing redemptive plan by reading this book alongside The Story.