New Release: The Drama of Scripture, 2nd Edition

Cover ArtIn The Drama of Scripture, Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen provide an engaging overview of the story line and theology of the Bible. As the authors suggest in their introduction, it is only as we read and appropriate the Bible “as our story” that we fully understand it and allow it to have authority over us. As we enter into the story of the Bible, we find God revealed there and are called to participate in his continuing activity. The biblical story, then, is foundational to Christian thinking and living.

Working from this perspective, the authors survey the story in Scripture. Their work is part introduction, part commentary, part theology, and thoroughly engaging. The second edition has been revised throughout.


Praise for the First Edition

“Much recent scholarship has emphasized the narrative quality of Scripture. This book takes that insight and brings it to life…. I am delighted to see solid scholarship made easily accessible in this splendid fashion.” – N. T. Wright, University of St. Andrews

“A masterful job of presenting the Bible as an organic whole. All who want to enrich their understanding of the account of God’s redemptive plan will benefit from reading this book.” – Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

“[A]n entrée into the grand sweep of God’s story told with a keen eye for Christian formation and the mission of God’s people. – Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary

“This book is an intelligent, engaging overview of the narrative of Scripture in six acts. Bartholomew and Goheen have produced a clear and theologically sensitive account of the Bible.” – Christopher Seitz, University of Toronto


Craig G. Bartholomew (PhD, University of Bristol) is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, and the principal of the Paideia Centre for Public Theology. He is the author of Ecclesiastes in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series, an associate editor of Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and the coauthor, with Michael W. Goheen, of The Drama of Scripture and Living at the Crossroads.

Michael W. Goheen (PhD, University of Utrecht) is Director of Theological Education and Scholar-in-Residence at the Missional Training Center–Phoenix. He is also Jake and Betsy Tuls Professor of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, and Senior Fellow of Newbigin House of Studies. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Drama of Scripture, Living at the Crossroads, A Light to the Nations, and a work on Lesslie Newbigin’s missionary ecclesiology

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