Let’s face it. Our world has changed dramatically. A decent segment of the population has great trouble reading literature. They’ve cut their teeth on skimming tweets, digesting texts, and scanning blogs.
Reading literature is fast becoming an endangered skill.
For this reason, many have trouble reading the Bible.
Enter a new kind of Bible for a text-skimming, tweet-digesting, blog-scanning generation.
If you or someone you know has trouble reading the Bible, this is a great resource to start them out with.
While The Story doesn’t really replace the Bible, it’s a great transition from iPhone texts to Scripture.
The Story condenses the Bible into 31 highly readable chapters (based on the NIV version). It seeks to sweep the reader into the unfolding progression of biblical characters and events from Genesis to Revelation.
The Story attempts to put the biblical story in chronological order, arranging the text in a way that texters, blog-scanners, and tweeps can better digest.
It frames the biblical story in a way that reads similar to a novel. It also contains short transitions to connect the reader to the continuing drama.
Again, this isn’t a replacement for the Bible since it removes certain portions of it (in an effort to keep the storyline in sharp focus).
And it’s not perfect. For instance, I wish they had placed Galatians as Paul’s first letter instead of Thessalonians.
But aside from minor issues like that, if someone wants to get a feel for the overall drama that Scripture contains, and they’ve had trouble reading the Bible (no matter which version they’ve tried), this is a great tool.
The Story comes in an adult edition, a teen edition (which is excellent for adults too), a kid’s edition, and a children’s edition. You can order each version at a discount by clicking the links below.
It makes a great gift.