What Does God Want of Us Anyway?: A Quick Overview of the Whole Bible. Mark Dever. 2010. Crossway. 128 pages.
The Bible has been the subject of numerous and varying opinions.
This small book contains three even shorter books: "The Message of the Whole Bible," "The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made," and "The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept." In each section, Mark Dever presents the overall message, keeping things focused on the big picture. Some may not think of the Bible as one book telling one story, but that is exactly what the Bible is.
Each of the three sections has discussion questions which would make this one easily adaptable for group reading. (Though you wouldn't have to read it as part of a group to benefit from it.)
What did I like about this one? It's straight forward. It's meant to be read and understood by anyone. I think it's simple enough that it would be accessible to new Christians looking to read the Bible perhaps for the first time. Yet substantive enough that any Christian could benefit from reading it. (I think there are plenty of people who could benefit from this refresher course actually!)
I would definitely recommend this one.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible