My Bible story is not written in the ”King James“ English. I use the common modern vernacular and current American idioms throughout. I do show reverence to “The Holy,” but I portray Him as a real Person. He is “the One Who Laughs,” who enjoys a good joke, who loves to feast and dance, and who is startlingly emotional both in His love and compassion, and in His hatred of evil and grief for those trapped in it. God is known by many names. Three primary ones I use are “Logos” (in the heavenlies), “YHWH” (from the Father), and “Yashua” (the Redeemer).

 My editors have criticized my “overcapitalization,” and rightly so. In the first writing of this work I capitalized nearly everything that referred to the divine, His ways, His nature, and His character. For example, His Wisdom is much higher than our wisdom. But since I talk a lot about God, all the capitols became rather distracting. So in this later re-write I have softened up a bit. I still capitalize the personal pronouns and proper names of God (including the “I AM,” “The Holy,” the “Light of the World,” the “Lamb of God,” the “Living Word,” the “Word of Truth,” and the “Spirit of Truth”). But most of the attributes of God I changed to lower case, such as His eternal nature, wisdom, righteousness, peace, joy, justice, goodness, love, and so on. I still capitalize the Bride of Christ (being many-membered, she has no one unique name), but no longer capitalize pronouns referring to her.

There are some notable exceptions, for which I will explain. Divine attributes are always higher than the human equivalent, but if it is just a matter of degree, I usually use lower case. However, if the divine essence is inherently different from ours, I sometimes continue to use capitols. For example, the divine Word is what framed the universe; it is inherently different from our words. The divine Law is woven integrally into our universe, providing structure, holding it all together. It is inherently different from written laws. Divine Life, that Spirit Life from above, is very different from human life; different in its essence as well as its length! Divine Truth is not just getting your factual ducks in line; it is inherently different. Real Truth with a capitol “T” always rests upon the One who is Truth. God is the King; His rule is inherently different from human kings. The Kingdom of Heaven / Kingdom of God is not people-control, forced servitude, or ownership, it is a heart-rule willingly given out of love; as such it is inherently different from the kingdoms of men.

I tell the story of the ”Old Testament“ in Volumes Two through Four. Volume Five was written to stand alone, in case someone wants to start with the “New Testament.” It covers the four Gospels and the first two chapters of Acts, then skips the entire Church Age and continues with the story of the Revelation. It‘s all chronological. A student of the Bible should be able to start anywhere in my story and pick it up easily, as I generally follow the Bible stories pretty rigorously (though adding the historical context). Simply look at the Table of Contents (or the index) for each volume and pick out what you want to read. I cover nearly every story in the Bible (though I don’t elaborate much on a few that are already well-explained.) For example, if in your daily devotions you’ve reached the book of Daniel, you may want to open Volume Four and scan the Table of Contents down to Daniel, or look in the “Index of First Mention” for where I first begin his story. I fit Daniel right in there with all his contemporary kings and prophets.


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