About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Most Important Stories of the Bible: Understanding God's Word Through the Stories It Tells by Christopher D. Hudson, Stan Campbell

The Most Important Stories of the Bible: Understanding God's Word Through the Stories It TellsABOUT THIS BOOK

Most of us are familiar with the exciting adventures of David and Goliath, Noah, or Daniel in the lions' den, but we don't always understand how they fit together. We lack context, and so we sometimes miss the point.

The Most Important Stories of the Bible will give you a working knowledge of the key events in Scripture and how they flow into one big story. The book's 75 stories are compact, easy to read, and enjoyable. Each chapter includes a brief introduction that gives historical context to help you grasp the overall narrative of the Bible, and concludes with an explanation of why that story matters in our lives.

There's a reason most of the Bible is made up of stories. They speak to us in a deep way, helping us internalize God's message. And in the end, understanding the stories of God's Word will help us connect more closely to Jesus, the greatest storyteller of all.


The Most Important Stories of the Bible: Understanding God's Word Through the Stories It Tells by Christopher D. Hudson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are so many stories from the Bible that we all have heard many times but there are others not as well known. Authors Christopher D. Hudson and Stan Campbell have corrected this by choosing seventy-five stories from both the Old and New Testaments that they consider to be the most important. Each of these entries include Scripture, The Essential Story and The Essential Truth about their selection. The first story is from Genesis 1 and each one after is in chronological order so by the time you have finished this book, you have been given a walk through the Bible.

The Most Important Stories of the Bible is easy to understand and it reinforces the fact that all of the stories found in scripture actually contribute to the One story that is known as The Holy Bible. Although this is a not a comprehensive study of Bible scripture, it offers enough information to pique your interest. Reading this book prompted me to go back to the true source and I consider it an excellent resource for my devotion time.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher but a positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts.


Christopher Hudson has contributed to over fifty Bible projects, sixty study guides, and over a hundred books. He has also served as managing editor for best-selling Bibles such as: The Love Languages Devotional Bible with Gary Chapman (Moody), Inspirational Bible with Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson), and the Case for Christ Study Bible with Lee Strobel (Zondervan). He is a graduate from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and is an active teacher in his church for over twenty years. He is from Chicago, IL, where he resides with his wife and three children.

Stan Campbell holds communication degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and Wheaton College.He has authored dozens of bible-related books, primarily for youth and seeker markets, including the first three editions of The Complete Idionts Guide to the Bible. He and his wife, Kathy, live in the Nashville area.

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