Why read a book like "The Whole Bible Story" when you can read the real thing? Does this book include extra historical background to make it worth reading? Not really, unless you count the occasional illustrative graphic. But you can find similar graphics in certain editions of the Bible. Is the book easier and more interesting to read? Not really. There are versions of the Bible that put the real text in every day language. Does the book sort the Bible story in a more chronological manner? Yes, but again there are Bibles out there that do the same thing. Sorry. I'm not sold.