I am writing some smaller “commentaries” on the Bible.  I recently finished one on Habakkuk titled, God, What on Earth are You Doing?  The following is from my introduction to Genesis:

Telling a story well is powerful.  Telling a powerful story can be life altering.  Even best selling books for the business community[1] know that data alone can be lifeless and so not terribly motivating.  Tell a story worth telling and people’s curiosity is piqued.  Their imaginations are engaged.  They ready for action.  The Bible tells a great story so seek to know and communicate it well.[2]

[1] You see this throughout Kouzes James M. and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge 4th Ed. (San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, 2007).  Also see Tom Morris, The Art of Achievement: Success in Business and in Life (New York, NY: MJF Books, 2002), 19-21.

[2] By the way, too many Christians think they know the story of the Bible well.  They have sat in church for many years and heard “all about Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mary, and Paul.”  Actually, most only have superficial familiarity with the Bible. 

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