THE STORY These products are part of The Story curriculum program for churches. See the entire group of items (HERE).
*GETTING STARTED WITH THE STORY
The best way to check out "The Story" church-wide curriculum program is to order the Church Resource Kit (HERE). This kit will introduce you to the program, show you how to get started, and give you a plan to follow. The kit sells for $305.87, but our price is $150.00. You may review all the components for 60 days, and if you decide not to proceed with the program, just return the kit to us and we'll credit you for $150.00. You'll just be out a little shipping. But if you would like to experience The Story at your congregation, and be willing to order all of the materials from us at our super discount prices, just let us know and we'll credit you back for the cost of the kit. So it's a no brainer: you'll get your money back for the price of the kit either way. See the listing for all the contents of the kit (just click on the link above).
THE STORY PRODUCTS - AVAILABLE BY THE CASE
THE STORY (NIV) ISBN-13: 9780310950974 (only $5.00 - order (HERE)
THE STORY (KJV) ISBN-13: 9780310432821 (only $5.00 - order (HERE)
THE STORY (NKJV) ISBN-13: 9780310432760 (only $5.00 - order (HERE)
THE STORY - ADULT PARTICIPANT GUIDE, Case of 48 - ISBN-13: 9780310329534-48 - $5.50 per copy = $264.00 (FREE Freight)
THE STORY (NIV) FOR TEENS, Case of 24 - ISBN-13: 9780310722809-24 - $7.50 per copy = $180.00 (FREE Freight)
THE STORY FOR KIDS (Ages 9-12), Case of 36 - ISBN-13: 9780310719755-36 - $10.00 per copy = $180.00 (FREE Freight)
THE STORY FOR CHILDREN (Ages 6-9), Case of 12 - ISBN-13: 9780310719755-12 - $10.00 per copy = $120.00 (FREE Freight)
THE STORY FOR LITTLE ONES (Ages 2-5), Case of 18 - ISBN-13: 9780310719274-18 - $9.00 per copy = $162.00 (FREE Freight)
God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about—the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accurate, and easy-to-understand text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption—and this story's true!
The Story originated at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX. Senior Minister Randy Frazee taught through the Old Testament and Minister of Preaching Max Lucado taught through the New Testament. The Story is helping people in churches everywhere experience Scripture like never before. Carefully selected verses from the Bible are organized chronologically. From Genesis to Revelation, your church members will come to understand God’s story and how their stories intersect with it. Affordable, flexible, and easy to use, churches are using The Story not only as a powerful church-wide experience but also in individual ministries, such as small groups, Sunday School, and in youth ministries.
“THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD” IS MORE THAN JUST A CLICHÉ. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption; and this story’s true!
From the foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee: “This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace---the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.” Learn more about this whole-church experience at TheStory.com.
An excerpt from The Story: After Judas left, Jesus gave the disciples a glimpse of what was to come. He foreshadowed the fact that he was going to be “broken” and “poured out”---he was going to take humanity’s punishment for sin on himself. While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Jesus warned his disciples that he would be with them only a little while longer. He went on to comfort his confused followers. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
1. Creating: The Beginning of Life as We Know It
2. God Builds a Nation
3. Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh
5. New Commands and a new Covenant
7. The Battle Begins
8. A Few Good Men…and Women
9. The Faith of a Foreign Woman
10. Standing Tall, Falling Hard
11. From Shepherd to King
12. The Trials of a King
13. The King Who Had It All
14. A Kingdom Torn in Two
15. God’s Messengers
16. The Beginning of the End (of the Kingdom of Israel)
17. The Kingdoms’ Fall
18. Daniel in Exile
19. The Return Home
20. The Queen of Beauty and Courage
21. Rebuilding the Walls
22. The Birth of the King
23. Jesus’ Ministry Begins
24. No Ordinary Man
25. Jesus, the Son of God
26. The Hour of Darkness
27. The Resurrection
28. New Beginnings
29. Paul’s Mission
30. Paul’s Final Days
31. The End of Time