Enter the story of Jesus’s church and his promised return. Continue the story of how God is restoring his original purpose in creation, focusing in the first century A.D. as Jesus of Nazareth, Israel’s Messiah, answered once and for all the question of who God is and what he’s like.
Discover the origins of God’s people. Experience the drama of God’s continuous story, from the creation of the world up to the time the people of Israel were conquered and sent into exile.
Find wisdom in stories, poetry, and songs. In terms of the overall movement of the Bible, the Writings add depth, texture, and color to the drama. The writings are not narratives, but they reveal that the Bible’s story is rooted in all the complexities of real life.
Listen to God’s messengers proclaiming hope and truth. The prophets presented their messages from the 8th to the 5th centuries B.C. Their writings are presented in the book in a general chronological order, and are grouped together by historical period.