The Bible Thru The Eyes Of Its Writers

A Shepherd’s Story

Published: December 29, 2023 (Originally published: December 25, 2015)
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

Joseph’s Christmas Story … Part 1

Published: December 25, 2023 (Originally published: December 5, 2015)
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."(Matt. 1:20-21)

Mary Magdalene’s Resurrection Story

Published: April 24, 2023 (Originally published: March 26, 2016)
"Because you have seen me you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." - John 20:29

Ruth’s Story

Published: April 3, 2023 (Originally published: July 2, 2003)
Like several other biblical events, it's a true story that can also be viewed allegorically. Here's how it happened.

Esther’s Story … Part 4 (Chapters 8-10) Conclusion

Published: March 27, 2023 (Originally published: December 5, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

With the death of Haman and the elevation of Mordecai to Chief Counselor, you’d think my problems would be over, but we still had the extermination order against all my people in Persia to deal with. I fell on my knees and begged the King to rescind Haman’s order.


Esther’s Story … Part 3 (Chapters 4-8)

Published: March 22, 2023 (Originally published: November 28, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Esther might have told it today…

The foiled assassination plot against the King can be likened to your salvation experience. Remember, due to Mordecai’s timely warning the two officers who plotted the King’s death were discovered and sentenced to die. Most translations of my story say they were hanged,


Esther’s Story … Part 2 (Chapters 2-3)

Published: March 20, 2023 (Originally published: November 21, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

As Esther might have told it today…

As I mentioned last time Mordecai is my cousin, although he’s so much older than I am that he actually remembers life in Jerusalem before the Babylonians destroyed it. When my parents died he took me in and raised me as his own.


Esther’s Story … Part 1 (Intro and Chapter 1)

Published: March 15, 2023 (Originally published: November 14, 2004)

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

(NOTE: Ray C. Stedman’s book “The Queen and I” was a major source of inspiration for this series of articles on the Book of Esther.)

This is part of Jack’s, Bible Thru the Eyes of Its Writers series where he tells the stories in first-person—as if the authors were telling the story themselves.


Joseph’s Christmas Story … Part 2 (Conclusion)

Published: December 16, 2022 (Originally published: December 25, 2004)
But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."(Matt. 1:20-21)

Mary’s Christmas Story… Part 2

Published: December 13, 2022 (Originally published: December 21, 2003)
The angel said to me, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:30-33