Tuesday, January 29, 2008

everybody must buy this book [and an excerpt]

No, the Bible isn't a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It's an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his treasure. It's a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne - everything - to rescue the ones he loves. It's like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life.... There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big Story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them. It takes the whole Bible to tell this Story. And at the centre of the Story there is a baby. Every Story in the Bible whispers his name. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle - the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together, and suddenly you can see a beautiful picture.