Wednesday Giveaway – Living God’s Word

ZA Blog on April 11th, 2012. Tagged under ,.

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Living God's WordToo often our reading of Scripture is disjointed – a sermon on John, a Bible study in Genesis, reading a Psalm each day with our devotions – haphazardly moving from one book to the next with little sense of how they all fit together.

Even when we learn to exegete Scripture in detail, this larger picture can be difficult to grasp.

In this week’s giveaway, Living God’s Word, Scott Duvall and Daniel Hays explain that larger picture by presenting the Bible as a Great Story, and teaching readers how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world.

They survey the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God’s redemptive plan, and explain how the Story of God and his work in the world moves through each book in Scripture.

 Each section of Living God's Word deals with a certain portion of Scripture’s story and includes reading/listening preparation, explanation, summary, observations about theological significance, and connections to the Great Story – making this an ideal resource for anyone hoping to learn or teach about the Bible’s grand narrative.

To enter this week’s giveaway, comment below with your answer to this question: What is one theme you see as key to the Story of the Bible?

Also, a bonus entry is available if you comment a second time letting us know that you shared a link to this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog.

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*If you are reading this via Facebook, email, or RSS, please visit the blog to enter. One winner will be determined by Random Integer Generator. Giveaway ends Thursday at midnight*

  • Aar241 5 years ago

    More than a theme, if you don’t read Scripture in light of the covenants of God (the eternal covenant, and the covenants of works and grace), you’re not understanding Scripture as it was given to us by the Hoky Soirit.

  • Cliff 5 years ago

    I tweeted this.

  • David Fetrow 5 years ago

    One theme that I see as key in the Bible is the theme of creation/new creation.

  • Tim Corbeau 5 years ago

    One theme essential to the Story of the Bible is God’s Glory. (I did not say the theme).
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Tim Corbeau 5 years ago

    Tweeted

  • Russell Almon 5 years ago

    One theme … creation to new creation.

  • Scott Grace 5 years ago

    Grace

  • Bob Wiegers 5 years ago

    Jesus Christ is the “theme” of the Bible

  • Jessica Boudreaux 5 years ago

    I think Redemption is a prominent theme throughout the Old and New Testaments.

    I actually just ordered the second edition of “Grasping” this morning. Couldn’t wait for the third edition. :) It would be awesome to get “Living” as well.

  • Jessica Boudreaux 5 years ago

    tweeted @bjdoureaux

  • Jason 5 years ago

    The presence of God among creation and Christ’s work to restore it.

  • Jason 5 years ago

    I tweeted the giveaway

  • Keith 5 years ago

    God’s glory

  • Robert McGregor 5 years ago

    God’s relentless redemptive pursuit of cursed sinners.

  • Brian McLaughlin 5 years ago

    Jesus said it was “Love God” first and “love others” second. I’ll go with that!

  • Craig Beard 5 years ago

    the presence of God with his people

  • Prayson Daniel 5 years ago

    Holiness

  • David P Taylor 5 years ago

    Adoption!

  • David P Taylor 5 years ago

    Retweeted on Twitter!

  • Ryan Owsley 5 years ago

    Love

  • Jerry 5 years ago

    One word: Redemption.

    “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. ” – Romans 8:22-23 (ESV)

  • Nate 5 years ago

    God’s glory, in showing grace to rebels.

  • David Langdon 5 years ago

    Faithfulness

  • David Langdon 5 years ago

    I tweeted too

  • Jon Bolin 5 years ago

    Redemption

  • Jon Bolin 5 years ago

    Tweeted it

  • Aaron Sellars 5 years ago

    Redemption

  • Aaron Sellars 5 years ago

    I tweeted

  • Craig Beard 5 years ago

    I shared the link on Facebook.

  • André Kamphuis 5 years ago

    The covenant (of Grace)

  • Doug Ward 5 years ago

    Following Walter Kaiser, I’ll mention the promise of the Messiah as a big theme.

  • Jim 5 years ago

    Redemption

  • Brian 5 years ago

    Missio Dei

  • Brian 5 years ago

    Shared on Facebook!

  • Scott H. 5 years ago

    the love of God as a theme

  • David A Booth 5 years ago

    One key theme is the LORD’s commitment to redeeming a people for Himself.

  • Mike Knox 5 years ago

    redemption

  • Craig Hurst 5 years ago

    Redemption.

  • Craig Hurst 5 years ago

    Tweeted.

  • Peter Stevens 5 years ago

    One of the major themes that I see in scripture is God dwelling with his people. We see it in Garden, in the Tabernacle, in the Temple, in the person of Jesus, in the person of Holy Spirit and then finally in Revelation God comes to live with his people forever.

  • Andrew 5 years ago

    Promise

  • Robert Wiggins 5 years ago

    God’s faithfulness.

  • Peter Stevens 5 years ago
  • Paul 5 years ago

    Missio Dei

  • Matthew Hamilton 5 years ago

    Someone else already mentioned this, but the major theme throughout the entire biblical text is that of Covenant.

  • Matthew Hamilton 5 years ago

    I tweeted this!

  • John Brand 5 years ago

    For me, the unifying theme of the Bible is ‘King and Kingdom’

  • John Brand 5 years ago

    I have linked to this on my blog

  • Jonathan Roberts 5 years ago

    Redemption

  • Noel McRae 5 years ago

    God seeking to bring mankind back into family relationship with himself.

  • Mark Kemp 5 years ago

    Redemption

  • Joseph Wipff 5 years ago

    Bod’s love and Redemption

  • Keith Price 5 years ago

    Years ago I came to learn a simple theme: Someone is coming, Someone came, and Someone is coming again. Here in lies the gist of God’s plan for mankind’s salvation.

  • Mark Hanson 5 years ago

    Whatt is one theme you see as key to the Story of the Bible? Fellowship with God

  • Bruce Irving 5 years ago

    Life

  • Chris Land 5 years ago

    The theme of Bible is pointing to Savior who provided a way for us to be saved from our sins, the wrath of God, and have a new life. That Savior is Jesus. The Bible is all about Jesus.

  • Mike Cummins 5 years ago

    redemption

  • Ronaldo Ghenov 5 years ago

    the gospel.

  • Randall Bachman 5 years ago

    The theme of our Loving God’s plan for his creation – us.

    First the ideal is made in Adam, then the fall shows the inherent falsehood of our personal autonomy – we need our creator.
    Second, the love of God by setting forth a plan of salavation and redemption, and
    Third, the ultimate promise from the new Adam – Jesus, that we will come into God’s paradise again. In the end saved man will be better than original Adam in that we will fully know the love God has for us. Now that is a good bed time story, and its also true!

  • Ron Boyer 5 years ago

    Deliverance

  • Kevin Corbin 5 years ago

    Redemption

  • Jakie Carmicle 5 years ago

    “God seeking to redeem mankind” is the theme I would use.

  • Judith 5 years ago

    The most important and key theme to the story of the Bible is redemption. From Genesis, where God provided skins for Adam and Eve after they sinned to the time of Abraham, when he was provided a substitute sacrifice for his son Isaac, all leading to the Cross of Calvary, where Jesus Christ redeem us as He died for our sins. Redemption is a constant, key and standard theme throughout the Scriptures.

  • Rob Ely 5 years ago

    The theme of redemption is the overarching theme running through the whole Bible.

  • Rob Ely 5 years ago

    I shared this on Facebook.

  • Justin Hutts 5 years ago

    kingdom

  • Adam S 5 years ago

    A key theme I see is redemption.

  • Adam S 5 years ago

    I also tweeted for sharing!

  • David Sims 5 years ago

    I’m seeing the theme of “newness”… tho the world was “new”…it quickly became “old” in the Fall… the redemption sub theme is the plot of bringing we God-images back to “new” again… it is woven throughout the Story…and exclaimed in Rev…”I am making all things new!” What a Story…. someday..forever “new”…never to grow old, nothing will become old…but always new…

  • David Sims 5 years ago

    indeed..I have social-media-ed this…via FB, Twitter, LinkedIn

  • 4nDYr177 5 years ago

    just when I thought I was making a mistake by reading myself into scripture…He is the Savior

  • Todd 5 years ago

    God’s redemption of people through Jesus Christ.

  • Vanessa 5 years ago

    God keeps His promises.

  • Vanessa 5 years ago

    I tweeted about it.

  • Cheryl 5 years ago

    God’s love

  • Jonathan Ammon 5 years ago

    Redemption, absolutely. God’s goodness, holiness and love are within that scheme.

  • Harrison Hamada 5 years ago

    The theme that comes to me is God continually reaching out to us, continually wanting us to be in concordance with him

  • Harrison Hamada 5 years ago

    shared on FB

  • James Mullis 5 years ago

    Grace

  • James Mullis 5 years ago

    I shared on twitter

  • jim menzies 5 years ago

    God’s love

  • ‘Guerite~BoldLion 5 years ago

    Its all point to Christ and our need to have the Savior!

  • Greg Wilson 5 years ago

    Redemption

  • Greg Wilson 5 years ago

    Facebook

  • ‘Guerite~BoldLion 5 years ago

    I share this on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

  • Ben Rupp 5 years ago

    God is Love.

  • Ben Rupp 5 years ago

    Posted to twitter

  • Royal Hale 5 years ago

    God’s progressive revelation of the need of our redemption through a sinless sacrifice.

  • Carl Franzon 5 years ago

    God calling a people for his own.

  • Carl Franzon 5 years ago
  • Doyle L. Wesley, Jr. 5 years ago

    Redemption by a selfless redeemer.

  • Salvador Gomez 5 years ago

    The presence of God

  • Kelly 5 years ago

    God is sovereign and therefore has planned the full reconciliation of His creation through Christ.

  • Heath Waldeier 5 years ago

    Jesus

  • Rod Morris 5 years ago

    From creation to new creation.

  • Noel D. Muscutt 5 years ago

    Key theme: Redemption in Christ.

  • Brad Kautz 5 years ago

    Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

  • Keith 5 years ago

    God’s commitment to his creation.

  • Tony M 5 years ago

    God as King