Today's interview is with Stan Guthrie. Stan is a writer, speaker, and editor. His most recent book: God's Story in 66 Verses: Understanding the Entire Bible by Focusing on Just One Verse in Each Book comes out in January 2015. We spoke with Stan about the book and the benefits of seeing the Bible as one unified story.
1) Most Christians have a favorite verse, or "life verse," but I wonder if most of us really know the full context of that verse and its place in the grand gospel narrative. Is that a problem you are trying to address with this book?
I don’t believe I have a life verse, although Hebrews 12:1-2 comes close! My sense, after years of observing and participating in the evangelical community, is that most of us don’t really grasp how a given verse fits in the larger story of the Bible. I believe many of us could use a course in biblical theology and another in hermeneutics.
I benefited from a great couple of years at Columbia International ...1