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The Story... Retold?

Do you ever feel like you're unsure of whether or not you're reading the Scriptures correctly? Are we, as Christians, supposed to disregard the Old Testament? Should we read it as strictly a narrative or historical book, or should we view it through a Christocentric lens? Wouldn't it be helpful if we knew how the Apostles themselves interpreted and applied the Old Testament? Yes? We think so, too.

The Story Retold was written to help us grapple with these things. It is a book aimed at helping believers understand the New Testament in light of the fullness of God's revelation. And we think that this invaluable resource needs to be in more hands, so that's why we've decided to to partner with IVP Academic to give away a copy of "The Story Retold" from G.K. Beale and Benjamin Gladd to one providential winner.

The issue with most New Testament introductions is that they typically fall into two categories: those that emphasize the history behind the text through discussions of authorship, dating, and audience, and those that explore the content of the text itself. Few introductions weave the Old Testament into their discussions, and fewer still rely on the grand narrative of the Old Testament.

But the New Testament was not written within a vacuum. Rather, it stands in continuity with the Old Testament. Israel's story is the church's story.

In The Story Retold, G. K. Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd explore each New Testament book in light of the broad history of redemption, emphasizing the biblical-theological themes of each New Testament book. Their distinctive approach encourages readers to read the New Testament in light of the Old, not as a new story but as a story retold.


"With its special focus on biblical theology, this innovative and attractively presented new work by Benjamin Gladd and G. K. Beale should work well in the classroom. While not a conventional New Testament introduction, The Story Retold promises to be a helpful resource by introducing each New Testament book in light of the Old Testament against a redemptive-historical backdrop. Well done!"

  • Andreas J. Ku00f6stenberger, founder of Biblical Foundations, research professor of New Testament and biblical theology, director of the Center for Biblical Studies, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Students of the Bible will greatly benefit from this fine volume. While briefly accounting for such issues as authorship and date of composition, the unique strengths of this New Testament introduction are found in its discussion of biblical-theological themes and in its extended summaries (really mini-commentaries!) on each biblical book. The authors have an especially keen eye for how the New Testament canon regularly draws from the Old Testament Scriptures and redemptive history. The result is an introduction to the New Testament that assists us to grasp the message of the Bible as a whole."

  • David W. Chapman, professor of New Testament and archaeology, Covenant Theological Seminary

"The New Testament writers received their theology from the Old Testament and from the revelation of the person and work of Jesus Christ in history. The Story Retold brings together the Old Testament and the person of Christ, providing fresh insight for how the New Testament fulfills the Old Testament. This New Testament introduction will no doubt be a valuable resource for students, professors, and laypeople."

  • M. Jeff Brannon, associate professor and chair of biblical studies, Belhaven University


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