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The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How it Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between

, 2017
ISBN: 9780310093312



Biblical Christianity is more than just another private religious view. It’s more than just a personal relationship with God or a source of moral teaching. Christianity is a picture of reality.

It explains why the world is the way it is. When the pieces of this puzzle are properly assembled, we see the big picture clearly. Christianity is a true story of how the world began, why the world is the way it is, what role humans play in the drama, and how all the plotlines of the story are resolved in the end.

In The Story of Reality, bestselling author and host of Stand to Reason, Gregory Koukl, explains the five words that form the narrative backbone of the Christian story. He identifies the most important things that happen in the story in the order they take place:

  • God
  • Man
  • Jesus
  • Cross
  • Resurrection

If you are already a Christian, do you know and understand the biblical story? And for those still seeking answers to the questions of life, this is an invitation to hear a story that explains the world in a way nothing else will. This story can change your life forever.

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Key Features

  • Discusses Christianity as the story of how the world began, and why it became what it is
  • Examines the Christian story through the basis of five key cornerstones


  • Introduction: Reality
  • Part One: God
  • Part Two: Man
  • Part Three: Jesus
  • Part Four: Cross
  • Part Five: Resurrection

Praise for the Print Edition

I have known Greg Koukl for a quarter of a century as a smart, well-educated man of integrity with a tender heart for God. I’ve enjoyed his previous writings, but The Story of Reality is clearly his best and most important book to date. I couldn’t put it down. Koukl carries on a conversation with the reader, presenting the big elements of the Christian Story, providing reasons for believing the Story, and contrasting it, when appropriate, with alternative narratives. The book has a wonderful feel of authenticity. I highly recommend it for believers who want to be encouraged and instructed, and it’s an excellent give-away for an open unbeliever.

—J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Greg has done us all a great service by giving a fresh answer to our oldest questions. In simple yet insightful and profound ways, The Story of Reality will help you understand all the “whys” that matter most to us. Whether you want to begin your own personal journey toward understanding or be sharpened in your ability to help others as they wrestle with timeless curiosities, your time in this book will serve you well.

—Todd Wagner, pastor, Watermark Church, Dallas, TX

Product Details

  • Title: The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How it Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between
  • Author: Gregory Koukl
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 208
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Christianity

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

About Gregory Koukl

Gregory Koukl holds MA degrees in both apologetics and philosophy. He’s spoken on over 70 university campuses and hosted his own radio talk show for 27 years defending “Christianity worth thinking about.” Greg is founder and president of Stand to Reason and serves as adjunct professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University.

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  1. Michael Henderson
    Highly recommended.