Rediscover The Bible – Or Discover it for the First Time
“A fresh narration of the Bible’s story, for the curious, the confused, and the committed reader.”
Mike's Landing Page: http://www.rediscoverthebible.org/
Mike's Blog: http://blog.rediscoverthebible.org/
This book is now also available as a hardcover and an ebook at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
“Are you someone who has wanted to read the Bible but never found the time? Or did you try reading it, but gave up because it was difficult and confusing? Are you looking for a guide to help you enrich your present understanding? This book is for you! It is an overview of the whole Bible, Genesis to Revelation, with lively commentary and personal application. Formatted as a daily reader, it can be used as a personal devotional, a group study, or a resource for teaching.
By investing about 15 minutes a day, for one year, you will discover how the Bible’s rich diversity of people, places, times, events, and teaching, converges into one Big Story of God’s love for you and his unstoppable resolve to make things right in the world through Jesus. You’ll see how the Bible’s four great themes of Creation, Fall, Redemption and New Creation speak to the questions and longings of the human heart.
There is a good reason why the Bible is regarded as the greatest story ever told and continues to be the best-selling book in the world every year. Rediscovering its hopeful message (or discovering it for the first time) will help you grow closer to God your Creator, and discover your purpose in the world.”
About the Autor
Michael Pickard (M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has helped others understand the Bible for over 40 years. As a gifted Bible teacher and communicator, his passion has been leading local congregations to love God by loving each other and serving their communities. Michael pastors a Presbyterian congregation in Poulsbo, Washington, where he and his wife, Joy, live.
Video Collection of Michael Pickard's Sermons:
“I can’t think of another book on the Bible quite like this one. It is a wonderful companion to take along with you if you are trying to discover or rediscover the Bible…I will use this book personally and warmly recommend it to others.”
Fuller Seminary, author.
“A great achievement…Mike Pickard has accomplished something in this book that is likely to help many people recover a larger understanding of and enthusiasm for reading the Bible…I warmly commend this book to all who would like to move from the shallows of Bible-reading into deeper and much more profitable waters. I hope this book is widely read."
Biblical Studies at Regents College, Vancouver, Canada.
"I was homeless for three years when I wrote my book, ‘Breakfast at Sally’s.’ I would turn to reading my Bible at night seeking Hope in its pages. I felt like Job, having lost all my possessions, and having people turn their back to me when I needed help. I wish I had Mike’s book close by when I was living in my car for many months.”
Richard LeMieux, Bestselling Author of “Breakfast at Sally’s”
Excellence Faculty Resources at Nyack College, N.Y.
"Mike Pickard’s warm pastoral heart blends with his discerning scholarship in this through-the-Bible-in-a-year ‘guided journey.’ He supplements his academic commentary with exhortations to practical Christ-like living and prayers of gratitude and praise. His loving pastoral character shows through his writing—as does it refreshing wit! His occasional spot-on wry comments prompt an out-loud laugh. My recommendation: Read Mike’s daily commentary, then read the Bible chapters, and then re-read the commentary and accompanying prayer. Your heart and mind will be encouraged!"
Alliance Academy International
I never really appreciated the Bible until I read it from cover to cover, like a novel. Only then its magnificent story became real to me. True to its title, Pickard's book helped me to rediscover the Bible. Pickard combines academic research from his seminary training and practical wisdom from his more than 40 years of ministry, and the result is a joy to read.
— Dr. Jonathan Wells, biologist, author and Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle.