This Introduction provides a guide for reading the narrative sections of the Old Testament. It directs readers to the main reasons for telling these stories. Further, it considers the question whether there is a right or wrong way to read and use Bible stories. Finally, it reflects on how to read the narratives within the bigger picture of the Bible.

Source: The Bible Story Handbook: A Resource for Teaching 175 Stories from the Bible (Crossway, 2010), 13-19.

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