I was blessed last week to help out when this production came to our church. Before that night, I hadn't read the book or listened to the soundtrack. While working, I didn't get to see each song, but the ones I did see completely blew me away. What an amazing show!
If you're unfamiliar with The Story, here's what you'll find when you open the pages:
‘The greatest story ever told’ is more than just a cliche. God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. And like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption; and this story's true! From the foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee: 'This book tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story in these 31 chapters reveals the God of grace---the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.'
If you haven't seen, read, or heard The Story, you'll want to pick this up in some version.
Have a very Merry Christmas! I'm taking a break to have some cookies, drink some egg nog, play with the family and celebrate the best Gift I've ever received. See you after New Years! Blessings to you all:)