The Bible is a big book and reading it can seem a bit daunting, especially if you’re not sure where to start. It’s also a very important book. Is has had a huge impact on the world – socially, morally, politically – and even on the language we use. This book is structured around 12 phrases that come from the Bible and uses them to explain the whole story – from the first book (Genesis) to the last book (Revelation). If you want to find out what the Bible is all about, and why it has changed the world, this book is for you.
Glen Scrivener is Director and Evangelist at Speak Life, an organisation that exists to revive Christians, resource the church and reach the world with the good news of Jesus. He is married to Emma, and they have a daughter, Ruby.
"If you are one of those people who is prepared to sit down and give a bit of time to understanding someone else’s perspective, then when it comes to getting a handle on the Christian story, this is just a great place to start. Glen Scrivener – the Australian Oxford–educated stand–up comedian is a unique communicator and here wonderfully he brings his profound gifts to bear, as he tells what Christians believe is the greatest story ever told. But be warned, I really don’t think you can read this glorious helicopter ride over the Bible story and remain unchanged!"
- Rico Tice, Author, Christianity Explored & Associate Minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
"The gospel is a powerful drama of a great fall and a heroic rise. Glen Scrivener adds color and context to the beautiful story of redemption found in the Bible. This book will contribute to your love for all that was accomplished through the living, dying, and rising of Jesus of Nazareth."
- Dan DeWitt, Author of Life in the Wild & Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics, Cedarville University, Ohio
"This short book is a brilliant overview of the whole Bible story, covering the major plot points without getting lost in the weeds. Ideal for non–believers and new believers, Glen’s knack for avoiding insider jargon shines. Filled with fresh insight and vivid prose, there were moments I forgot I had encountered this epic story before."
- Matt Smethurst, Managing Editor, The Gospel Coalition
"What a feast! This is a fresh, engaging and thought provoking retelling of God’s story. There’s lots of insight into Bible truths combined with timely application to our contemporary lives. By taking in the whole sweep of Bible narrative Glen’s book brings into view and connects together parts of the story arc that can easily get missed. This Bible overview will renew your delight that God’s wondrous story is your story and is good for the soul."
- Andrew Baughen, Director of Soulful Enterprise and author of ‘The Because Approach’
"Classic Scrivener. Simple without being simplistic, smart without being smug, bubbling over with ideas but never losing sight of the person at the centre of it all. Glen doesn’t assume you think any of this stuff is true, but be warned: he has a gift for making you wish it were."
- Barry Cooper, Author & Co–Founder of Christianity Explored Ministries