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The Story of Reality

How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important That Happens in Between
Narrated by: Gregory Koukl
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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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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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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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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Simple and profound

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

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  • Mark V. Groen
  • 05-02-2017

Great Book, Bad Editing

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

Very Important Message

What three words best describe Gregory Koukl’s performance?

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

Any additional comments?

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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  • John Matthews
  • 31-01-2017

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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  • Pancho
  • 08-06-2017

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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  • Robert Eiler
  • 13-02-2017

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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  • Weston E.
  • 01-02-2019

reality explained

I listened through once and got a lot out of it but when I listen to it the second time it made way more sense and I gleaned so much more the second time through thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Barry L. Ickes
  • 12-11-2018

The Story of Reality

The Story of Reality is a very enjoyable, edifying and uplifting summary of the Biblical story, I highly recommend it.

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  • Rafael Vila
  • 15-10-2018

Simple and straight to the point

Love the simplicity and clear language through out the entire book. Explanations and subjects are presented eloquently, with a deep and well established perspective, on point and extremely illustrative. I can almost see the illustrations of what it is that the author presents in this audiobook. I highly recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Dave Odegard
  • 09-10-2018

Koukl makes it so clear.

This is the Reader's Digest version of the Bible, Western philosophy, History, and biblical prophecy rolled into one concise, beautiful book.

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  • survival1
  • 07-08-2018

Reality

The Bible describes reality not religion. Everything else is just some version of the lie... Essential perspective. Good stuff!

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  • Erik
  • 30-07-2018

Fantastic worldview primer

This is an incredibly well written and thought-provoking book for anyone who is interested in knowing more about what Christianity actually is. The author does a fabulous job in introducing the Christian faith in non-religious yet very understandable and logical terms. I highly recommend this book for the spiritually curious as well as the committed Christian.

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  • Yevgeny
  • 03-02-2017

Well worth reading

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-11-2018

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!