WHY AM I HERE? If you want to know that, you have to ask another question: WHO IS GOD? And how could anyone expect to find that out? The only way is if God Himself were to tell you who He is. This book contends that God has done just that! The Bible is God’s message to the world—the key that unlocks the mysteries of your life and of all human history. The answers to all the important questions people ask are woven into its story line. It is a drama of epic proportions, filled with anguish and suspense, treachery and valor. There’s a dangerous villain, a rescuer who comes in disguise, apparent defeat and final triumph.
This book summarizes the action of the Bible and introduces some of its characters and themes. Its purpose is to retell the story in such a compelling way that readers will be drawn to study the Bible itself and come to know its Author—and through knowing Him obtain eternal life.
Beverly Hubbard grew up in a family that loved the Bible. She had heard all the Bible stories by the time she learned to read, and after that she could read them for herself. When her parents went to Brazil as missionaries, she and her siblings were educated in mission boarding schools. Later, after getting a teaching certificate and a BA degree in English from Seattle Pacific University, she returned to Brazil to teach in a mission school. She and her husband served there together for thirteen years. More recently, they have worked in Christian schools in Central Florida and are currently active in their church. They have four married children and five grandchildren.