This overview of the Bible provides readers with an aerial view of the landscape of Scripture, scouting the major truths of the promises of God.
Originally delivered as sermons by pastor Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, these three studies are now available in one hardcover volume. Dever guides readers to take a step back and look at the Bible from a broader perspective. As we notice new features of an object when viewed from a distance, so too the major themes of Scripture become more apparent when we take in the Bible as a whole. Part of the IXMarks series, this book considers the central messages of the Bible as seen in the promises of God.
Dever examines the general narrative of God's Word to answer the question, "What does God wants of us anyway?" Readers looking for a panoramic view of Scripture will be reminded of the faithful, persistent love of God and find themselves drawn into a broader, but deeper, understanding of the maker and keeper of promises.
"Mark Dever is an able and sure guide to the
message of the Bible, which tells us what God wants of us all. The reader of
this book is in reliable hands because the author depends not on himself but on
the Word of God to answer life’s greatest questions. We cannot live lives that
please God unless we know what God has said about himself and about us. This
book will help you to know God through knowing his Son revealed in his
?Thabiti M. Anyabwile, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman; Author, The Faithful Preacher
"In this fantastic little book, Dever shows us what
it means to say that Jesus Christ is the point of the Bible. He offers us a
breathtaking, panoramic view of Scripture. Since the message of the Bible is so
important, and since Dever has captured that message so succinctly, I’ll give
this book away again and again?both to Christians eager to get a sense of the
whole and to seekers wondering just what the Bible is all
?Aaron Menikoff, Senior Pastor, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Sandy Springs, Georgia
"The Bible's size and complexity can overwhelm many
new readers. Mark Dever's friendly overview both provides a map to its
complexity and downsizes its message to the heart of the matter?what is the
passion of God's heart? Keep a bunch of these at your church for giving to
anyone unfamiliar with the grand narrative of God's word."
?Matt Schmucker, Executive Director, 9Marks; elder, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC
"Pastor Mark Dever has provided a most unusual
book. Instead of teaching his people the usual lessons from the Bible, Dever has
taught his people about the Bible so that they can read it effectively for
themselves, which is a great idea."
?Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary