Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Lovin' My Small Group

My small group cracks me up! Last night we were eclectic. We talked about basketball, Australia, male anatomy, having babies, parenting, Abraham & Sarah, and we prayed together. It's my kind of group...we can be serious one second and cracking up the next! On the serious side, we are working our way through The Story which is a chronological compilation of Bible stories taken directly from the TNIV. It's kinda hard to explain. Here's their description from the preface: "The Story is the actual, God-breathed words of the Bible. Each chapter was thoughtfully and carefully excerpted and then place in chronological order. Transitions were written to smooth over places of omitted text. The texts were chosen to retain the overall flow of the narrative, so that when you read this story, you will get a sense of the 'big picture' of the Bible. Line spaces were added when text was omitted, and a chart at the back of this book will let you know what texts were included." Of course it's no replacement for the fullness of the entire Bible, but it has led to great discussion and I think for our group a better understanding of the "big picture" of the Bible.

1 comment:

Eric T. said...

wow... i've been looking for a book like that!

thanks c k dean ii, for pointing that out!

[your middle initial IS 'k' isn't it???]