A Tale of Two Kingdoms & God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation Review

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About the Book:

A great tool to assist the keen Bible student, A Tale of Two Kingdoms carefully traces the unfolding history of salvation described in the Holy Scriptures as it presents the antagonism between the kingdom of Christ and the kingdom of Satan. Over the centuries the physical gives way to the spiritual and Christ and His church are presented as the fulfillment of prophecy. Finally, the kingdom, which is not of this world, appears in apocalyptic vision to defeat the kingdom of darkness. The author details what went on in the silent years between the testaments. She concludes with the eschatological views of representative Apostolic Fathers. Yes, the Christ is on the throne and will soon appear in glory at His second advent. This overview of the Scriptures is presented in an interesting and evangelistic way. Many will find the “prophetic interpretation challenging.” – Dr. G.A. Adams, former principal of Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College.

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About the Book:

No one can appreciate the size or shape of a forest without flying over top of it to view the big picture. The Bible is like a forest and individual books are similar to trees. Studying small portions of Scripture is worthwhile and necessary. Nevertheless one of the first steps of discipleship after salvation should be an understanding of the big picture in the Bible. God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation will teach believers that the biblical storyline is Christ-centered.

Often people think of redemptive history only in terms of its promises in the Old Testament and its fulfillment in the New Testament. There is much more to the story than that. In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit also points to Christ through preparation for his birth, pictures or types, and anticipation. Since God’s story ultimately affects each one of us, it is worth the time and effort required to understand it. If you do this, you will discover a pearl of great value. Forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with God are the greatest needs of everyone past, present, and future. This redemption story brings glory to God and benefits believers.

My Thoughts:

Let me first start off by saying – I received these books to review through Mosaic Reviews and am STILL unsure if they are meant to be used as a set or separately. I tried reading part of the Tale of Two Kingdoms and then moving over to God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation to do what I thought would be “workbook” pages, but they didn’t seem to fit together completely.

Honestly, I’m not huge into devotionals and books that are non-fiction. I read the first chapter of this book and couldn’t get much further past that. It didn’t draw me in, and I felt like I could learn better from studying the Bible myself – that Heather Kendall was just saying things that I already knew from studying my Bible and learning for myself.

These are probably better suited for new Christians who have not delved into the Bible fully before and don’t know a lot just yet.

They also seem like they were self-published, and while there isn’t anything wrong with that, they LOOK like they are.

I would recommend these books to new Christians who want to study the Bible and need a resource to do so. 🙂 They were not for me, but they might just be for YOU!

You can purchase these books on Heather’s website, or on Amazon.

The prices on Amazon are as follows:

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: $18.86
God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation: $20.70

While I probably won’t use these books, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t check them out for yourself and see if they’re something for YOU! So do so!

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