The Jesus Story by Dr. William H. Marty

This short biblical study book summarizes the New Testament and writes it in plain English, so it is easier to read and understand. I ordered this book because I thought it would be great to read aloud as a family, and it does work well for our eight year old but is still a little too wordy and mature for our five year old. I’ll hold on to this book to use in the future for family devotions.

I enjoy reading the Bible in chronological order, and this narrative of the New Testament provides an easy-to-read, chronological version. The book is divided into just seven chapters, and each chapter ends with a summary of the events from that portion of Jesus’ life and legacy. The epilogue summarizes the book of Revelation in two and a half pages, so this isn’t a complete retelling of the New Testament, but it does cover the life of Jesus, which is the author’s purpose in writing The Jesus Story.

This book offers a fresh look at the story of Jesus, His ministry, and the early church. I would recommend reading it if you have already read through the New Testament to gain a new perspective.

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