One Book, One Story – the synergistic power of the Bible

Sixty-six books. Roughly 750,000 words. Written by at least forty authors over some 1,500 years. The Holy Bible is the most widely published and read Book in history.

Christians and non-christians alike learn and love to quote verses from the Bible. Known as rhema (utterances), these verses become the foundation of how we learn and come to understand God’s Word. To learn God’s Word, to understand God, we have to begin with the verses.

The verses build into chapters which in turn become Books. For many, the Holy Bible is seen as an anthology. It is a collection of individual but thematically related Books by different authors. As with the verses, we learn our Bible by reading and studying individual Books. We all have our favorites. (Mine are Genesis, the Gospel According to John and Revelation)

But the Holy Bible is not an anthology. It’s One Book, telling One Story. From “In the beginning…” through “Amen.”, the Holy Bible tells the story of Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible progressively reveals God, His character and His plans for us. In Christianity, this is known as the logos or Word. The logos is much more than just the totality of the rhema (verses). The rhema build upon, support, explain and intertwine with one another to build such an amazing Book. If you look for an example of synergy, the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, there simply is no better example than the Holy Bible.

One Book, One Story

The Greatest Story Ever Told!

Shalom, Art
Alive in The Word

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Missouri, USA Married to Marty, 45 years 2 sons (with 2 daughers-in-law) and 2 granddaughters Life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and delivering the Good News
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8 Responses to One Book, One Story – the synergistic power of the Bible

  1. What an awesome way to describe the Bible. Thank you. As I read this Blog, I started thinking how the bible is exactly like life, they both start with a verse, build to a chapter, and finish as a total book.
    God Bless.

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  3. granbee says:

    This post reminded me once again of my faborite verse from the Gospels: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was with God.” Hallelujah!

  4. “The greatest story ever told” – I totally agree, although I prefer not to use the word “story” which implies in the minds of many, a work of fiction.

    I like to think of the Bible as a love letter from God, starting with “Dearest Angela” and detailing the account of the steps He took to reveal Himself to all mankind, culminating with the revelation of His Gift of His Son; including His plan to redeem me to Himself, and then to show me how to live for Him until He calls me home to Himself.

    What an amazing letter!
    What an amazing God!

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