The front cover of The Bible: A Story That Makes Sense of Life showing an illustrative timeline of biblical events.

The Bible: A Story that Makes Sense of Life

– Written by Andrew Ollerton, author of the Bible course

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The upheaval of our times can leave us feeling bewildered and wondering where to turn for trustworthy guidance. As unlikely as it may seem, could the Bible provide ancient wisdom that helps us flourish today?

Join Andrew Ollerton as he explores the storyline of Scripture, connecting six major biblical events with six definitive human needs: for meaning, freedom, peace, community, love and for an ultimate home. In short, digestible chapters, Andrew reveals how the Bible story makes sense of our human story. Discover for yourself a limitless source of guidance and hope in the face of so much uncertainty.

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Honest, revealing insight into the bestselling book of all time.

Bear Grylls, adventurer and Chief Scout

A stimulating and accessible survey of history's most influential book.

Tom Holland, author of Dominion

For the believer, sceptic or just-plain-confused, this is an essential guide to how the Bible speaks to Modern life.

Justin Brierly, author of Unbelievable?

A really helpful guide for those wanting to understand the world's most influential book.

Elizabeth Oldfield, Director of Theos

Andrew offers us not just keys to understanding the Bible but also skilfully makes sense of our own purpose within the beautiful narrative.

Rachel Gardner, Director of Youthscape

Practical, accessible and inspiring. This wonderful book highlights the relevance, power and necessity of the greatest book ever to the lives of all people.

Gavin Calver, CEO, Evangelical Alliance

About the author

A portrait of Andrew Ollerton

Dr Andrew Ollerton is a theologian, pastor and popular communicator who makes complex ideas simple and relevant. He works with Bible Society and developed The Bible Course, an eight-session guide to the big story of the Bible for small groups. Andrew is married to Charlotte and they have three kids, two fish, a snake and a dog.

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