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English Resource: Book by Grudem, Collins, Schreiner

Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

Goal: $6,800

100% Raised

TGC International Outreach is engaged in Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church. We create Relief Projects by working with translators, publishers, and printers here in North America as well as overseas, and donate these resources through global missions networks. Through your generous gifts, these projects enable us to strengthen thousands of church leaders in Asia, Africa, and South America.



This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C. John Collins, Thomas Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, and Darrell Bock, and will help you to:

  • See the big-picture storyline of the Bible

  • Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments

  • Read the different sections of Scripture effectively

  • Know what happened between the testaments


In addition to essays on each genre of the Bible, the book addresses the general Greco-Roman world and specific Jewish groups at the time of the New Testament. To aid in putting Bible passages in context, it also includes timelines of the Old and New Testaments and intertestamental events.


Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this book will help you grow in your understanding of Scripture and your ability to apply the Bible to life.



While the majority of the world speaks and communicates in local languages, globalization has a created one major stream of communication—Global English. It is the official language of 53 nations (one-fourth of the world), and it is estimated that another billion people speak it as their second language. Nearly 1,742,600,000 are able to access, read, and comprehend resources in the English language. That’s more than 1 out of 5 people in the world!


While we continue to pursue translation into key languages, many times it is more cost effective to make English resources available to pastors, seminaries, and those who train church leaders. Global English is vital for equipping Christian leaders with selected biblical works. 


Nations using English as an official language.


Geography of the Language

Global—All Continents


Global English Demographics

  • 11% First Language English Speakers

  • 24% Comprehend, Read and have Access to English

  • 99% Literacy Rate

  • 6.89% English-Proficient Protestants

(EthnologueJoshua Project)



Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists to proclaim the gospel through publishing in order to, by God's grace:

  • Assist individual Christians and the church in growing in knowledge and understanding of the Christian life;

  • Bear witness to God's truth, beauty and holiness, and to the Lordship of Christ in every area of life;

  • Help bring men, women, and children to Christ as their Lord and Savior;

  • Glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every way. 

Project Details

Goal: $6,800
Total Quantity: 4,080 Copies


TitleUnderstanding the Big Picture of the Bible  
Author: Grudem, Collins, Schreiner
Format: Softcover Book


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