Review and Kindle Sale: The Jesus Story: Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English, by Dr. William Marty

October 18, 2013

I recently had the chance to read The Jesus Story: Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English, by Dr. William H. Marty. This nonfiction book was published on October 15 by Bethany House.

About this book (from the back cover):

Rediscover This Compelling Story

The story of Jesus is the most remarkable ever told. It’s an exciting adventure, a tender love story, and a drama full of danger, betrayal, and the ultimate sacrifice. But sometimes the genealogies, the confusing repetition, and the varying order of events in the Gospels can distract readers from this powerful narrative. Or maybe you’ve heard the story so many times that it has lost its impact.

Here, Dr. William Marty presents the complete narrative of Jesus in an easy-to-read, chronological account. It’s a fascinating retelling of everything from his birth to his ascension–as well as what happened in the church after he left. The Jesus Story is perfect if you want to get to know Jesus better or recapture the amazement of hearing his story for the first time.

“[Dr. William Marty] sees Scripture with such heart that you can feel its pulse on every page.”
–Beth Moore

Final Verdict:

Dr. Marty aims to combine the information given in the four gospels into one, easy-to-read historical account, not to replace Scripture, but to make it easier to follow as a historical account. He does an excellent job detailing the people and places described in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and explains events in a matter-of-fact way. Reading this book is like reading a very interesting history textbook. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, this story will help explain all of the people and events that the four Gospels describe. This book will probably be more helpful to new believers; it’s probably not targeted to someone who has studied the Gospels extensively.

If you’d like to check out The Jesus Story: Everything That Happens in the New Testament in Plain English it is currently on sale for $5.99 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $9.99.) If you prefer a paperback copy it’s currently on sale for $8.99. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

The featured product for this review was provided to me at no cost by Bethany House. All opinions expressed are my own. If you’d like to sign up to receive review copies from Bethany House, visit


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