Journey Through the Bible
Journey Through the Bible came about from our family worship times as we read the Bible together as a family.
As our children were growing up, our family made it our practice to read the Bible from cover to cover. We did this for many years. Some of our children learned to read by reading progressively more words as we read the Bible together.
We took turns reading going around the circle. The little ones would repeat one or two words that we coached them to pronounce. Those who could read would read one to five verses and the best readers would read five verses each. We would read around four chapters per day, usually in the morning.
As each year passed, I kept adding to a document which contained introductory information about each book. I used this document to give my family background information for each book and to record the things I felt were important about it. By the time our children were adults, I had over 400 pages of notes. These notes documented the following kinds of information:
- The historical context of each book of the Bible
- The questions I asked them
- An explanation of the meaning of each book
- A list of the important matters of each book
- A list of key memory verses
- A basic outline of each book
This book is a compilation of these notes as well as notes I collected as I studied these books on my own and as I preached through them over the years. — Scott Brown, NCFIC
“A closed Bible is convicting no one, instructing no one, and transforming no one. Yet, Satan himself must retreat before the weapon of God s Word when it is wielded with faith and skill. Because the Word of God gives life (1 Peter 1:23) and brings growth (1 Peter 2:2), there is nothing more important than to familiarize ourselves and our families with its divine message. Scott Brown’s Journey Through the Bible is a helpful tool toward this end. This work is well organized, well studied, and well written. Its subject matter is nothing less than glorious.” — Justin Huffman, Pastor and Author of The Daily Devotion App and Grow: The Command to Ever-Expanding Joy
“Scott Brown has carefully compiled pertinent information about each book of the Bible in an extremely accessible fashion. From overall themes to review questions, Journey Through the Bible is designed to aid the individual, the family, or the Christian classroom in the study of God s Word. It is a worthy resource that will benefit the Kingdom of Christ.” –Anthony Mathenia, Pastor of Christ Church-Radford, UK
“Journey Through the Bible is not only an excellent resource for the Christian who wants to be more familiar with the books of the Bible, but is an outstanding resource for parents who desire to instruct their children in Scripture. This volume should be in the home of every believer as a tool to equip us to increasingly know, understand, and apply God s blessed Word to our lives. I enthusiastically recommend it!” — Rob Ventura, Pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church, Providence, Rhode Island, and Co-Author of A Portrait of Paul and Spiritual Warfare
About the Author
Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided the church and the family.