A Tale of Two Kingdoms {a book review}

The last few weeks I have been reading two Bible studies I received {in exchange for my honest opinion}- A Tale of Two Kingdoms and God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation, both by Heather A. Kendall.


A Tale of Two Kingdoms

This book outlines the plan God laid out for our salvation, “from its beginning to its triumphant end in the new heaven and new earth;” 
the gift of Jesus Christ.  So often we read verses, or do studies on just small parts of the Bible- verses, or chapters of God’s glorious Word.  But rarely do we see a comprehensive, holistic approach to studying the Bible.  

I think this is a fairly basic, not too shallow, not too deep study that most Christians and especially new Chrsitians, will enjoy reading through.


A Tale of Two Kingdoms takes a chronological view of the Bible and puts it into perspective, so we can truly see God’s plan unfold. 

“In that day the Root of the Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his place of rest will be glorious”  Isaiah 11:10 {reference on page 161, Kendall}

What I like about it

  • This book is for older teens to adults
  • It is more than a devotional or Bible study- it offers history facts, maps, and my favorite- a timeline of people and events
  • It offers perspective from Satan’s point of view as well
  • If you like a read-through, chapter book format, this is the book for you
Where you can get it: A Tale of Two Kingdoms
  • Directly from the author for $23.00 (US), this includes shipping
  • Purchase on Amazon for $19.17, with free shipping through Prime
  • {please check prices before purchasing, as they may change from the time of this post}


God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation



This book is more of a breakdown of time periods and characters; it is less of an overview and a bit more specific in its analyzation, because it is meant as a Bible study-with 38 lessons and questions in each section.  The author says that this can be used in conjunction with A Tale of Two Kingdoms, but I definitely don’t think it is necessary, and the two don’t line up together, in my opinion.

What I like about it

  • This book is a “Christ-centered Biblical storyline.”  (That is, like A Tale of Two Kingdoms, God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation is not based on applying your life to Christ, or vice versa.  It is applying Christ in the storyline of the Bible.  Make sense?)
  •  It follows the time from God’s promise of salvation, to Revelations.
  • It is for older teens to adults
  • If you like a study format, this is the book for you

Where you can get it: God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation
Directly from the author for $22.00 with free shipping
Purchase on Amazon for $20.70 with free shipping through Prime
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Both of these books can add value to your study of the Bible.  It is so important to understand the history, and facts of the Bible, not just rely on what we are told.  These books can help you begin, or get through your journey of learning more about the Bible as it is written.

I think either {or both} of these books would make great gifts for any of your friends and family!

Read more team reviews HERE



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