I highly highly recommend this book! It gives an incredibly clear framework (with tables and graphs!) to show how the different parts of the Bible fit together under the theme the kingdom of God. Here is a hint to how he frames it: the pattern of the kingdom, the perished kingdom, the promised kingdom, the partial kingdom, the prophesied kingdom, the present kingdom, the proclaimed kingdom, and finally, the perfected kingdom.

This is a wonderful book to use in discipleship or if you’re just wanting a better grasp of how all sixty-six books of the Bible fit together to tell one story. Also, in the back of the book there is a link to free resources for individual and small group use including leader’s guides, handouts, and teaching videos!


I love this children’s Bible! It follows a very similar format to “God’s Big Picture” but simple enough for a child to grasp. And really, the illustrations tell the story as well as the words do.  In other words, it’s the cliff notes version of God’s Big Picture, with pictures! So if you don’t have time to read the adult version, read this one with your child! Out of all the Bibles I’ve bought for my children, this has been my favorite. Ideal for ages 3-8.

Liz Williams (North Wake Member)