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The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story, 2nd ed.

ISBN: 9781441221346
  • Format:Digital



This bestselling textbook surveys the grand narrative of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview. The second edition has been thoroughly revised.

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Key Features

  • Offers scholarly insight into the narrative structure of the Bible
  • Opens a new perspective on the foundation of the Christian worldview
  • Presents thorough revisions to the popular first edition


  • The Bible as a Grand Story
  • God Establishes His Kingdom: Creation
  • Rebellion in the Kingdom: Fall
  • The King Chooses Israel: Redemption Initiated
  • A Kingdom Story Waiting for an Ending: The Intertestamental Period
  • The Coming of the King: Redemption Accomplished
  • Spreading the News of the King: The Mission of the Church
  • The Return of the King: Redemption Completed

Praise for the Print Edition

Much recent scholarship has emphasized the narrative quality of Scripture. This book takes that insight and brings it to life, enabling even the beginner to grasp the sense of Scripture as a single great story—a drama in which we are all invited to play a part. I am delighted to see solid scholarship made easily accessible in this splendid fashion.

N.T. Wright, professor of New Testament and early Christianity, University of St. Andrews

A masterful job of presenting the Bible as an organic whole. All who want to enrich their understanding of the account of God's redemptive plan will benefit from reading this book.

Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

This is a vivid introduction to reading the Bible as a coherent story of God’s purposes for the world. It will not only help the new reader but also enable the experienced reader to distinguish the central themes of Scripture from mere sidelights.

Gordon J. Wenham, author, Story as Torah: Reading Old Testament Narrative Ethically and Psalms as Torah: Reading Biblical Song Ethically

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About the Authors

Craig G. Bartholomew is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, and the principal of the Paideia Centre for Public Theology. He is the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor, with Michael W. Goheen, of Living at the Crossroads. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol.

Michael W. Goheen is director of theological education and scholar-in-residence at the Missional Training Center—Phoenix. He is also Jake and Betsy Tuls Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, senior fellow of Newbigin House of Studies, and minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church in British Columbia. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Living at the Crossroads, A Light to the Nations, and a work on Lesslie Newbigin’s missionary ecclesiology. He has a PhD from the University of Utrecht.

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    Kevin McKanna


    Is this boom all text or does it have videos in it as is alluded to in NT146?

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  8. Stephen Thorp

    Stephen Thorp


    I love this book - but can anyone tell me what the difference is between the 1st & 2nd editions? Is it worth buying it - again!