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Publisher's Summary

Sixty-six books, 40 authors, written over nearly 2,000 years, in many different genres. A worldwide best seller published in countless translations and languages. A book that has been sworn by in court, fought over, and quoted in arguments. Clearly, the Bible is no ordinary book. So how can we begin to read and understand the Bible as a whole? 

In this excellent overview, Vaughan Roberts paints the big picture, showing how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme of the kingdom of God. He offers us tools to read it with confidence, enthusiasm and understanding. Vaughan points us to the Bible’s supreme subject, Jesus Christ, and the salvation God offers through him. 

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.

©2017 Vaughan Roberts/Inter-Varsity Press (P)2018 Inter-Varsity Press, Spokenworld Audio & Ladbroke Audio Ltd

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"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)

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A Bible GPS

Great guide for jumping into any bible passage, and knowing where you are, and where you're going.

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Insightful

Overall I really enjoyed this book. The book is very insightful and I believe it's overall truths cross the many various denominations. Only once did I feel like the author's interpretation of scripture should be challenged.

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Excellent Overview of the Bible

Vaughn Roberts helps us understand that the Bible is one, continuous, cohesive story. It is God’s story. It only makes sense when you approach the Bible with this in mind. Every verse needs to be put in this context. Also, I liked that the author, himself, narrated the book. His voice is pleasant, animated and easy to listen to. And I appreciated his English accent.

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a decent, good tempo of an overview

I enjoyed this overview of the Bible, the author moves along at a good tempo not getting into too much detail, but illustrating key points. his references and studies at the end of each section are helpful too, if you want to dive in deeper and really zoom in on his points.

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Great book!

This was a excellent book! The chapter numbers are off on the audible app, but all of the content is there in order, it just has the wrong numbers :)

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The Bible made simple

Great starting point for a person looking at Christianity and what it's all about. answers questions why we exist what is our purpose and where we are going after death.

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  • 02-21-20

Excellent!

This is the best overview of the Bible I've read (actually listened to). No matter where you are on your journey I am confident that you will be blessed by the simplicity, style & execution of this wonderfully Christ-centered overview by Vaughan Roberts.

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  • Oliver
  • 05-26-19

Excellent! Required listening!

Any Christian can benefit from understanding better how The different parts of the biblical narrative fit together, and this book has really helped me with this. It was helpful also to have the kindle version to refer to at one or two points. Vaughan Roberts always gives clear, insightful explanation on any topic.