Heart of the Story : Tracing God's Big Idea through Every Story in the Bible

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-16
  • Publisher: Zondervan
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Whether you read it as an integral part of The Story Bible church-wide campaign or on your own for personal growth, The Heart of the Bible will help you see God's Word in a new and inspiring light. In the Bible's seemingly disconnected stories you'll discover one grand, unfolding epic---God's story from Genesis onward, and your own story contained within it.To understand the Bible, says author and pastor Randy Frazee, you need bifocal lenses, because two perspectives are involved. The Lower Story, our story, is actually many stories of men and women interacting with God in the daily course of life. The Upper Story is God's story, the tale of his great, overarching purpose that fits all the individual stories together like panels in one unified mural.In 31 chapters, The Heart of the Bible will open your eyes to God's master-plan unfolding in the lives of the Bible's characters---and in your own life. Discover the heart of God's Upper Story, and the joy that comes as you align your story with God's.

Author Biography

Randy Frazee is senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of The Connecting Church, Making Room for Life, The Christian Life Profile Assessment Tool, and Renovation of the Heart Student Edition. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Frazee and his wife, Rozanne, have four children.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Introduction: The Art Gallery and the Muralp. 15
The Old Testament
What's the Big Idea?p. 25
Birth of a Nationp. 35
I Dreamed a Dreamp. 41
Deliverancep. 51
Rules of Engagementp. 59
Are We There Yet?p. 67
They Might Be Giantsp. 77
Jars of Clayp. 85
The Things We Do for Lovep. 91
Royal Obediencep. 97
Kings and Cowboysp. 105
A King-Sized Mistakep. 111
The Frog Kingp. 119
A Kingdom Dividedp. 127
God's Messengersp. 133
The Beginning of the Endp. 141
The Kingdom Fallsp. 149
Signs and Wondersp. 157
The Long Way Homep. 165
Queen for a Dayp. 173
If You Build It ...p. 181
The New Testament
A Scandalous Giftp. 189
The Beginning All Over Againp. 195
No Ordinary Manp. 203
The Son of Godp. 209
The Darkest Hourp. 217
The Resurrectionp. 223
New Beginningsp. 229
Super Missionaryp. 235
Paul's Final Daysp. 241
Time's Upp. 247
Conclusion: Your Part in the Storyp. 253
Notesp. 257
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