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The Story of Reality

By: Gregory Koukl,Nancy Pearcey - foreword
Narrated by: Gregory Koukl
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Publisher's Summary

Biblical Christianity is more than just another private religious view. It's more than just a personal relationship with God or a source of moral teaching.

Christianity is a picture of reality.

It explains why the world is the way it is. When the pieces of this puzzle are properly assembled, we see the big picture clearly. Christianity is a true story of how the world began, why the world is the way it is, what role humans play in the drama, and how all the plotlines of the story are resolved in the end.

In The Story of Reality, best-selling author and host of Stand to Reason Gregory Koukl explains the five words that form the narrative backbone of the Christian story. He identifies the most important things that happen in the story in the order they take place:

  • God
  • Man
  • Jesus
  • Cross
  • Resurrection

Our story begins with God. He created everything, but something went terribly wrong. So God initiated a rescue plan and entered the world that he had made by becoming like us in Jesus Christ. Jesus saved us from the wrongness in ourselves and in the world through his death on a cross. And how people respond to what he did will determine their future, at the final event of history: the resurrection.

If you are already a Christian, this is your story. Do you know it? If you are not a Christian, this is still your story, because it explains the world in a way that nothing else will. It is a true story - the real story behind every other story we hear.

©2017 Gregory Koukl (P)2017 Zondervan

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Great Book, Bad Editing

If you could sum up The Story of Reality in three words, what would they be?

Very Important Message

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Very good reading but whoever edited it made lots of errors.

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In all the audiobooks I have listened to I have never heard so many editing errors. You can tell on multiple occasions where the reader started over because he made a mistake and the person editing it didn't get it pasted back together right.

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Every Christian should have this in their Library.

This was a fantastic book and Greg did a great job of reading it. I think every Christian should have a couple of these books on hand, because it would be a great book to give away to someone that you are sharing the gospel with. I appreciate the fact that this book will be accessible to intellectuals and the laymen alike. it's an awesome book.... Read it or listen to it.

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Wow, on point. outstanding!

Wow, this is real reality! Hard to stop listening. From beginning to end, real life. You got to get this book. I have listened to it 4 or 5 times, So glad that the author himself narrated this. it gives his true emotions while telling - teaching us this story of Reality. Bought at least 10 books just to give them away.

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A life changing book

I got recommended this book by a friend & he even purchased the physical copy for me. I was at a place in my life that I didn’t believe in God and dismissed His story completely. After listening to this book I have a clearer understanding of what took place on this earth and a better understanding of God and Jesus. Gregory’s voice is easy to listen to and he puts the story in an easy to understand way for us to digest. Highly recommended!

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Jesus the savior

Really? Is that the story of reality?
I was happy until the last chapter. I mean, until then, I wasn't really sure what the author position was, but his arguments were strong and made sense. Last chapter was very deceptive as the author pledges for fear and submission to this Jesus, who died to save us, but who seems, after all the suffering and sacrifices, not to have been very successful. Look at us: did we stop wars? Did we stop hating others for their own believes? Are we happier in this 9 2 5 life? We are even rejecting immigrants running for their lives! For the last 2000 years this Christian society only grew in greed.

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Concrete Clear and Concise

Fantastic book, concrete clear and concise explanation​ of the Christian Worldview. I would recommend this to all who claim to be a follower of Christ and to the skeptic although it does not go deep into the evidence, it gives good reasons to believe.

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interestinga but ..

Good stuff here and there, but overall it is a bunch of BS. waste of time. I wouldn't recommend.

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  • JM
  • 12-07-22

Life changing

Finally someone breaks it down! Clear and concise. Great job, highly recommend for all people.

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Clear, concise, succinct

Very well written, answering the question of evil, Ultimate hope as well as warnings to those who reject the solution.

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Aptly Titled

This is a fitting summary of the metastory of that Christianity most adequately explains!

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  • M. Neale
  • 10-19-20

Every Christian Needs This Book

For so many believers the Bible is a series of short encouraging sayings that bring comfort and encouragement. Of course there is Jesus and His return, but we tedn to run out of steam after that. In The Story of Reality, Gregory Koukl lays out the big story and once we have that in place it is much easier to determine what does and doesn't fit.

New believer? This book will be a foundation for your faith and rocket fuel for your soul. If like me you have been round a bit longer, and I have been around a long time and am more well read than most, this book is still a breath of fresh air, delivering logic, context and and a beautiful depiction of the scriptural meta-narrative - he paints a wonderful picture of God, His story and our part in it.

Enjoy!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-19-18

An Apologetic Primer on the Christian Faith

With a careful blend of Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology, Koukl presents the story of the Christian faith with its truths in a persuasive fashion in his own masterful, conversational style. All this makes this book a delightful listen!

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  • Yevgeny
  • 02-03-17

Well worth reading

Wow.
Great book. Not too long and to the point.
Would recommend to all, christians or not.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-12-22

Really Real Reality

The narration is done by the writer himself and will give the narration audiobook a emphasis that the writer wants.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-21

Deftly and thoughtfully written and presented⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great for anyone who is wanting to think, to reflect more deeply on ones faith and the reasons why Christians believe what they believe. Not shallow bind belief but with depth, heart and reason.
Greg is great at describing Christianity as a picture, a worldview of the real world we live in. He deals with and debunked the various issues and conflicting arguments that have cropped up including post-modernism, materialism other worldviews.
Beautifully written and presented
I need to read more of Greg's books 🤓

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  • Wynie van Tonder
  • 05-12-19

The Gospel CLEARLY told

If you want a simple yet thorough explanation of the Gospel, here it is. Thank you Greg!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-30-18

Well written

I enjoy not only listening to Greg but I also enjoy listening to his knowledge that he has accumulated over time. A great read!

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  • steven
  • 02-19-17

Brilliant

Greg manages to capture the essence of the reality of the world in which we live, in an enlightening and confronting story that cuts deeps into the heart and conscience.

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  • Stephen Koschella
  • 02-09-17

Simple and profound

Beautifully read and beautifully written. Everyone needs to be either introduced to, or reminded of, this greatest story of all.