The Retelling the Story series explores the narrative arc of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation in compelling language that is faithful to the text of Scripture. Russ Ramsey's dynamic narratives, including The Advent of the Lamb of God, The Passion of the King of Glory, and The Mission of the Body of Christ, trace Jesus' birth and life, as well as the early disciples' missionary call in the book of Acts.
Written in the form of daily devotional readings, the stories are told afresh to help readers hide God's word in their hearts by way of their imaginations.
"Ramsey has written a narrative that captures the life of Jesus so vividly, at times you'll wonder if he sat down and spoke with all the people involved in the story."
"This book throws open the curtains on Jesus and invites us to taste and see the only love that is better than life. This isn't a great book just for the season of Lent, but for every season of life."
"Russ Ramsey has that rare gift—the ability to animate the imagination. May you and yours take up this book, read it, and be renewed."
"What better way to prepare our hearts for Christmas than to do what Russ has done so well in The Advent of the Lamb of God—rehearse the magnificent story that begins centuries before, the magnificent story woven through all of the Bible. The story of how God loves his children and has come to rescue them."
"At first I was skeptical of Russ's Retelling the Story series: A narrative account of the gospels? Aren't they already narrative? Within pages, though, I was in tears—Jesus is honest, compassionate, and attractive. This series not only built my own faith but also has quickly become a gift for my curious friends."