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God's Big Picture

Tracing the Storyline of the Bible

by Vaughan Roberts

God's Big Picture
  • Length: 160 pages
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  • Published: June 11, 2012
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 6389
  • ISBN: 9780830863891

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Making Sense of the Bible's Storyline

Sixty-six books written by forty people over nearly 2,000 years, in two languages and several different genres. A worldwide bestseller published in countless sizes and bindings, translations and languages. Sworn by in court, fought over by religious people, quoted in arguments.

The Bible is clearly no ordinary book.

How can you begin to read and understand it as a whole?

In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts:

  • Gives you the big picture, showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God
  • Provides both the encouragement and the tools to help you read the Bible with confidence and understanding, and
  • Points you to the Bible's supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him.

"God's Big Picture will serve as an excellent introduction to the Bible for anyone perplexed or overwhelmed by its seeming breadth and diversity."

Mark Traphagen, Modern Reformation, November/December 2007


The Bible is One Book
The Kingdom of God
1. The Pattern of the Kingdom
Bible Study: Genesis 1:1--2:25
2. The Perished Kingdom
Bible Study: Genesis 3
3. The Promised Kingdom
Bible Study: Genesis 17:1-8; Galatians 3:6-14
4. The Partial Kingdom
God's People: Genesis 12--Exodus 18
God's Rule and Blessing
Bible Study: Exodus 19:1-13; 20:1-17
God's Place
God's King
Bible Study: 2 Samuel 7:1-17
5. The Prophesied Kingdom
Bible Study: Hosea 1--3
6. The Present Kingdom
Bible Study: Luke 1:39-80; 2:25-32
7. The Proclaimed Kingdom
Bible Study: 2 Corinthians 4
8. The Perfected Kingdom
Bible Study: Revelation 21:1-8; 21:22--22:5


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Vaughan Roberts

Vaughan Roberts is rector of St. Ebbe's Church in Oxford, England, and author of God's Big Picture and Life's Big Questions. He is also a popular speaker at Spring Harvest and a founding member of "9:38" which encourages people to consider full-time gospel ministry.