The grand narrative of Scripture is the greatest story in the world. It sings a song of redemption in four parts: creation, the fall, redemption, and consummation. Woven through each part of the story is the unifying theme of shalom: peace, wholeness, and harmony. This great story tells how the peace of shalom began, how it was lost and hopelessly sought, how it was partially restored, and how it will one day be restored in full.
Scripture shows us that the smaller stories of our own lives matter, too. Our stories fit and find meaning in the Bible’s grand story—and the narrative of shalom explains the loss, search, and future restoration of peace in our own lives.
In this meaningful, inviting, and encouraging study, Elizabeth Turnage lays out God’s grand story and helps you see where your own story fits. Engaging questions allow you to apply not only the study, but the entire story itself, to your own life. Unique sections help you to engage Scripture and live out the gospel in your own story.
The Bible exhorts us to know and tell our stories and how they fit into God's grand narrative, for only then will we find meaning. This engaging, welcoming guide is where it all starts.
- 128 pages
- © 2011
- ISBN 9781596382435