26 November 2013

The Jesus Story by Dr. William H. Marty, Book review

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 15, 2013)
ISBN-13: 978-0764210938


The story of Jesus is the greatest story of all time. But the repetition and varying order of events in the Gospels can be confusing to readers. 

As he does in his bestselling book The Whole Bible Story, Dr. William Marty presents the full narrative of Jesus in chronological order. He tells the fascinating account of everything that happened in Jesus' life--from his birth to his ascension--as well as what happened in the church after he left. 

The Jesus Story is perfect for new Christians longing to get to know Jesus or long-time believers wanting to recapture the awe and amazement of hearing this remarkable story for the first time.

Here are my thoughts:

Dr. Marty brings his considerable teaching expertise as well as his extensive knowledge in this little treasure of a book!
At only 160 pages and easily formatted for the whole family, each chapter of The Jesus Story highlights main characters and setting of each event from the New Testament unto Acts in chronological order, beginning with Jesus' birth until after the Ascension.

For i.e. Chapter three titled Great Galilean Ministry shows:
Main characters: 
-The Twelve disciples/apostles
-The Pharisees and other Jewish leaders
-Galilee (province in the north)
-Nazareth (town in Galilee)
-Capernaum (town in Galilee)
-Sea of Galilee

Dr.Marty goes on to describe Teaching and Healing, Facing Opposition, Expanding the Ministry, Complaints and Miracles, 'Who am I?" followed by Jesus predicts his death and resurrection and a final summary.

A compelling resource for any Christian, this book gives even parents of small children the opportunity to answer any question about Jesus. 
Inspiring, even emotionally provoking, it ultimately remind readers the more prepared we are, the better to face life's ups and downs.

Well worth 5 stars, a great family reading resource and an absolute must for any pastor's library! 

About the Author:

Dr. William H. Marty (ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute and has published two textbooks, Surveying the New Testament and Survey of the Old Testament. 
He is unique among Bible college professors in that he teaches and writes on both the New and Old Testaments. 

I received a copy of this title from BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS/CHOSEN to review . I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.  


  1. This looks so good. I see Beth Moore has a quote on the front...I love everything that she loves! Sweet hugs and Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  2. I hope you will check it out Diane, this one is a keeper!
    Happy Thanksgiving,

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    1. I hope you will check it out Mystica, this man is not along knowledgeable but a great storyteller!


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