Book Review–The Jesus Story

*This is a review copy from Bethany House Publishers.

I had had the opportunity to review another book by Dr. Marty a few months ago and this one was just as good as the last.  In this book, Dr. Marty takes the Gospels and weaves them together to create a complete, chronological picture of Christ’s life.

*It is NOT a new Bible*

Don’t click off yet!  I promise I’m not supporting a new Bible version.  The author is merely putting together the four Gospels in an  easy-to-read source of Christ’s life and ministry.

Each chapter is based on a certain aspect of Christ’s life:  Birth and Childhood, Early Ministry, Great Galilean Ministry, Later Judean and Perean Ministries and Journey to Jerusalem, The Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection, and the Story of the Church (Book of Acts).

At the beginning of each chapter, Dr. Marty gives the main characters and the setting, then he spends the chapter re-telling what happened according to the four Gospels.  At the end of the chapter he gives another short summary.

This is not a big, thick book.  It’s probably less than 1/2” thick and the chapters are short.  As I said, this is not a new Bible version.  The author is merely making it easy to put an account of Christ’s life together in plain English by doing the work for us of cross-referencing the four Gospels.

The book is very well written and well researched.  I enjoy this author’s writings and would definitely read more from him.

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Amanda worked as a full-time school teacher for two years before getting married and having three wonderful kids. She blogs about faith, family, food, and fun. While crafting takes up a lot of her extra time, Amanda also strives to help others through ministry in her church and in the community. Amanda, also known as Mae, works as the church music director and homeschools two of her three children