Story: Recapture the Mystery

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Baker Publishing Group, Feb 1, 2006 - Religion - 235 pages
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"The empty tomb doesn't make sense without the cross, the cross doesn't make sense without the manger, and the manger doesn't make sense without the garden," says author Steven James. To understand Easter, it is necessary to experience the entire Christian story. Like people who walk in at the end of a movie and wonder what all the fuss is about, so too Christians need to know their history--from creation to the first sin, from Christ's first miracle to his death, and everything in between.

Story invites readers on a dramatic journey through the greatest story ever told. Using the power of imagery to move readers back to a place where they can encounter God, Steven James makes familiar Bible narratives come alive in provocative and poetic ways. Using thirty short, image-based chapters, Story makes the gospel real for a postmodern world and allows readers to meet Christ again or for the very first time.

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The book is easy to read and the chapters are short. - Goodreads
The layout of the book is cool! - Goodreads
James has a Masters of Arts degree in storytelling. - Christianbook.com
This comes through in his writing as well. - Christianbook.com

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User Review  - Holly Thompson - Goodreads

A beautiful portrayal of how the gospel story is wound deeply into the fabric of our lives. James weaves the themes found in Scripture into a grand story arc while treating each major theme as its own mini-devotional, complete with poems, prayers, anecdotes, and Bible stories. Highly recommend. Read full review

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User Review  - Robby Berry - Goodreads

James challenges readers to view the Christian faith in its original context, that of a story. From the original work of the Creator's hand, to the fall of the creation and the subsequent narrative of redemptive love, Story puts a familiar reality in a fresh perspective. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than thirty books, including Story, A Heart Exposed, and the bestselling Patrick Bowers thriller series. He is considered one of the nation's most innovative storytellers and versatile authors, and is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest. Steven lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

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