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Author: Nancy Guthrie
Nine Ways the Bible's Story Changes Everything about Your Story
God’s Story Will End Better than It Began . . .
Experienced Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie traces 9 themes throughout the Bible, revealing how God’s plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original. But this new creation glory isn’t just reserved for the future. The hope of God’s plan for his people transforms everything about our lives today.
Table of Contents:
- The Story of the Wilderness
- The Story of the Tree
- The Story of His Image
- The Story of Clothing
- The Story of the Bridegroom
- The Story of Sabbath
- The Story of Offspring
- The Story of a Dwelling Place
- The Story of the City
About the author:
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.
“Nancy Guthrie is one of the best teachers of Scripture I’ve ever heard or read. Her style—even in writing—is conversational. It’s like you’re sharing a cup of coffee while tracing the central motifs of the biblical story from Genesis to Revelation. Eden was great, but the new creation will be greater than the first—not because this world will be no more, but because it will be so much more. It’s not only the end of sin and death, but the kind of righteousness and life that we just can’t wrap our brain around right now. But we do get glimpses—and no better ones than those that Guthrie brings out with such warmth, excitement, and skill.” ~Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; Host, White Horse Inn; author, Core Christianity
“One of the weaknesses of much popular Christian teaching on the Bible is the tendency to read the story of the Bible in a circular manner, as if Jesus Christ came into the world to bring us back to Eden. Nancy Guthrie charts a better course in her book. In a manner that is profoundly biblical and deeply practical, she traces nine biblical themes along a common trajectory, from their beginning in God’s good creation, through their destruction and devastation by Adam’s sin, to the ways Christ perfects, consummates, and crowns each theme by means of his suffering and glory. Let Guthrie take you by the hand and lead you through the Bible to Jesus Christ, in whom we find a better provision, a better life, a better identity, a better rest, a better wardrobe, a better spouse, a better savior, a better sanctuary, and a better city than this world in its present state could or would afford.” ~Scott R. Swain, President and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
“As a pastor, I have discovered that Christians need help learning to tell their own story in ways that rightly connect it to what God has preserved for us in his Word. With Even Better than Eden, Nancy Guthrie does just that. Here is a book that will train you to speak more winsomely to others about why and how Jesus matters.” ~David R. Helm, Pastor, Holy Trinity Church, Chicago; author, The Big Picture Story Bible
“This delightful book will help you see—through new eyes—the beautiful threads in the rich tapestry of the Bible’s story. I will be recommending this insightful and informative book to many.” ~Jonathan Gibson, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“With characteristic clarity and wisdom, Nancy Guthrie helps us see the story of the Bible from ‘In the beginning’ to ‘Amen.’ Guthrie lovingly traces how the themes of the garden of Genesis point us to the city of Revelation, revealing the story of redemption they contain. This book is both useful and devotional, a help for all who want to grow in their understanding of God’s Word and will.” ~Jen Wilkin, Director of Classes and Curriculum, The Village Church; author, Women of the Word; None Like Him; and In His Image