Most of the time, we read just a passage from the gospels. This may help us digest what is said, but can lead to us missing the whole picture. We need to see them as a complete story, not bits gathered here and there. In The Gospels as Stories, Jeannine Brown shares both how to see the whole picture and why it is important to do so.
This book is thorough and does a good job of explaining the point. There were times that I had to read more slowly, and even re-read a passage, but that is because there is so much to take in. The Gospels as Stories would be a good addition for anyone that wants to dive deeper into how the gospels share the life and ministry of Christ and how they fit together.
I don’t know how many times I’ve read in the gospels, but I know that it’s never been in one sitting. I knew that they are meant to be seen as a whole, but it isn’t something that I apply when I read. Looking back, I can see a lot of times that I took the passages as individual pieces. After reading this book, I am going to keep an eye on my reading so that I don’t lose sight of the entire story.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.