Many of us get lost in a sea of details when we try to understand the Bible. We fail to comprehend the miracle of 66 individual books written over a period of 1400 years, by about 40 different authors, from many walks of life. Despite all the diversity of the Bible’s human authors, they proclaimed one central theme…
From Genesis to Revelation
No one could have produced this single unified story, except God. Prophesying about Jesus a thousand years before He was born, in Psalm 40:7-8, David wrote: “Thin I said, ‘Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.'” Jesus taught His disciples that all of Scripture speaks of Him. In John 5:39, He was addressing the unbelieving leaders who were seeking to kill Him: “You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life.
Understanding that Jesus is the theme of the Bible from cover to cover will revolutionize the way you read the Scriptures. You will begin to see Jesus where you have never seen Him before. This should lead you to experience Christ living in and through you. We pray that by reading this book, you will gain new understanding of our great Savior. As you experience His indwelling presences, may others see Christ in you.
Author Stephen P. Troxel, M.Div., and his wife, Connie, have been married 46 years, have two daughters and six grandchildren. Steve was a senior pastor for 42 years, the last church being Wayside Chapel Evangelical Free Church in San Antonio, Texas, which he served as senior pastor for 34 years. In 2006, they built upon the world wide missions focus of Wayside Chapel and founded a new ministry called Shepherds’ Support, Inc. The purpose of Shepherds’ Support is to equip, encourage and engage ministry leaders and their spouse in less resourced areas of the world so they can finish well in both their marriage and ministry.