Vaughan Roberts, God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible (Nottingham: IVP, 2009, first published 2002).
First published in 2002, IVP have just reissued in a large-format paperback this very helpful book by Vaughan Roberts.
In line with a number of others (Graeme Goldsworthy is especially influential), he organises the biblical storyline around the theme of kingdom, which he defines as ‘God’s people in God’s place under God’s rule and blessing’ (22). He then traces this theme throughout Scripture in eight epochs:
1. The pattern of the kingdom
2. The perished kingdom
3. The promised kingdom
4. The partial kingdom
5. The prophesied kingdom
6. The present kingdom
7. The proclaimed kingdom
8. The perfected kingdom
IVP makes available a very brief extract from the book, along with some resources (a PowerPoint file and a full handout) for those who might like to use it for courses.
Vaughan has also written a follow-up book…
Vaughan Roberts, Life’s Big Questions: Six Major Themes Traced Through the Bible (Leicester: IVP, 2004).
… which does exactly what it says in the subtitle, providing some helpful worked examples of the ‘storyline’ approach.