Welcome to the Story: Reading, Loving, and Living God's Word (Ebook)

By Stephen J. Nichols

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Welcome to the Story: Reading, Loving, and Living God's Word (Ebook)

By Stephen J. Nichols

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Stephen Nichols wants to help readers experience the Bible more fully. He writes: “We have been given a book that is unlike any other book in human history, a book that transcends all human wisdom, insight, and expertise. We have been given the Word of God, the words of eternal life. And we, all of us, are invited to take up and read these words.”

Welcome to the Story teaches believers not only how to read the Bible, but how to read it in such a way that it permeates their lives—reading, loving, and living God’s Word. Discussion includes an explanation of the four “chapters” of the biblical narrative—creation, fall, redemption, and restoration—guidelines on how to interpret Scripture, why we’re to love God’s Word, and how we’re to live and proclaim the story in word, deed, and mission.

This practical guide to reading the Bible is a great resource for young and new believers and those wanting to get more out of God’s Word. 


Stephen J. Nichols

Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He has written over twenty books and is an editor of the Theologians on the Christian Life series. He also hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.

Product Details

Format: Ebook
Page Count: 176
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
ISBN-UPC: 9781433522420
ePub ISBN: 978-1-4335-2242-0
PDF ISBN: 978-1-4335-2231-4
Mobipocket ISBN: 978-1-4335-2232-1
Published: July 31, 2011


Welcome to the Story reads, well, like a story—full of many interesting and important characters. The reader will find intrigue and mystery, striking beauty and hideous ugliness, noble and courageous heroes along with wicked and contemptible villains, all depicting the richness and sweeping breadth of this story. Along the way, one encounters many testimonials from others who likewise have been involved in this story, and the reader is invited to consider how he or she also should enter this story. In the end, Nichols shows how this story is the Story of all stories, since its central character is none other than the King who is over all kings, the Creator and Author of the story in which He plays the leading part. I encourage you to read this story, enter the story, and join in making this Story—the Story above all stories—your story.”
Bruce A. Ware, T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Nichols has written a delightful and inviting book on how to understand and live out the Bible. The storyline of the Scriptures is sketched in, and the book is full of wise advice on how to read and live out what God requires. I recommend the book with enthusiasm.”
Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary