The Story of Reality

The Story of Reality

How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between

Gregory Koukl
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  • January 10, 2017

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About the Authors

Gregory  Koukl

Gregory Koukl

Gregory Koukl holds MA degrees in both apologetics and philosophy. He’s spoken on over 80 college and university campuses in the United States and abroad and hosted his own radio talk show for 30 years defending "Christianity Worth Thinking About." Greg is founder and president of Stand to Reason ( and serves as adjunct professor of Christian apologetics at Biola University.


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, bestselling 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:

  1. God
  2. Man
  3. Jesus
  4. Cross
  5. Resurrection

If you are already a Christian, do you know and understand the biblical story? And for those still seeking answers to the questions of life, this is an invitation to hear a story that explains the world in a way nothing else will. This story can change your life forever.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Nancy Pearce

  • Preface

  • Introduction: Reality

    • 1. Confusion
    • 2. Puzzle
    • 3. True Story
    • 4. Two Obstacles
    • 5. Story Line

    Part One: God

    • 6. In the Beginning
    • 7. Two Objections
    • 8. Matter-Ism
    • 9. Mind-Ism
    • 10. Options

    Part Two: Man

    • 11. Beautiful
    • 12. Broken
    • 13. Lost
    • 14. Evil
    • 15. Wrath

    Part Three: Jesus

    • 16. History
    • 17. The God-Man
    • 18. The Rescue

    Part Four: Cross

    • 19. Footsteps
    • 20. The Trade
    • 21. Trust

    Part Five: Resurrection

    • 22. Four Facts
    • 23. In Between
    • 24. Perfect Justice
    • 25. Perfect Mercy

  • Epilogue

  • Notes

  • Acknowledgments


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