The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. There are no verse references, and Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together with transition text into a single grand narrative. For those intimidated or overwhelmed by the unabridged Bible, The Story helps people understand God’s Word more fully and engage with it more easily. Simple, accessible, and easy to use, churches are finding The Story a powerful way to engage their people in Bible reading like never before. As it brings the Bible to life, people of all ages will be swept up in the story of God’s love and his plan for their lives.
• 31 sessions
• Study Time: Minimal (less than 30 min)
• Abridged, chronological reader’s Bible
• Sermons, adult small group materials, teen and children’s curriculum
The Story Church Resource Kit includes all of the materials needed for children, youth and adults; Sunday school lessons; small group studies; and family activities for the entire ministry year. Churches that have tested The Story— an innovative Bible that presents Scripture as a continuous narrative in chronological order—experienced the following benefits:
• Enhanced comprehension of the Bible
• Newfound confidence to share the Word
• Unified church community
• Naturally increased community outreach
Each Kit includes: The Story, The Story Teen Edition, The Story for Kids, The Story for Children, The Story for Little Ones, as well as curriculum for each age group—Adult Small Groups/Sunday School, Youth, Early and Later Elementary, and Preschool—DVD/CD-ROM with video and church graphics package, and a password to access to The Story’s Electronic Resource Library to download a multitude of resources, including preparation guides.