The Story of Redemption: A 1-Year Reading Plan

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

An Epic and True Story

The Bible is the epic story of the unfolding plan of God over the course of the history of the world.

In the introduction to the ESV Story of Redemption Bible, Greg Gilbert writes:

Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Bible’s epic story. . . is that it is history, not fiction. It all actually happened. As inspiring and wonderful as stories can be, this one—with all its twists and turns, ups and downs—is greater than any other because it tells what actually is. God really did create human beings in his image, and they really did rebel against his rule, and then he really did send Jesus to save them from their sin.

ESV Story of Redemption Bible

ESV Story of Redemption Bible

The ESV Story of Redemption Bible is a journey through the sweeping storyline of Scripture, with nearly 900 notes written by pastor Greg Gilbert interspersed throughout the full ESV text, and a foldout timeline in the back.

A New Reading Plan

Over the course of 365 days, read through Scripture chronologically, and see how the story of redemption has unfolded over time. Start this reading plan adapted from the ESV Story of Redemption Bible today!


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