The Story of Jesus: Past, Present and Future

I am excited to introduce my new book, “The Story of Jesus: Past, Present and Future.” Most books on the life of Jesus begin with His birth. This book begins with a flash back to the past to see what Jesus was doing before He was born in Bethlehem. After looking at ten key Old Testament texts, we turn to the Gospels to tell the story of Jesus life on earth. This is followed by an encouraging study of what Jesus is doing now for us in heaven. The forth section of the book presents what Jesus will do in the future according to biblical prophecy.

Presenting my new book, “The Story of Jesus.”

After I completed the first chapters of “The Story of Jesus,” focusing on what Jesus did, I decided to include a second section on the what Jesus taught. In this section I explore what Jesus said about various topics including the church, His deity, forgiveness, marriage, money, neighbors, persecution, the poor, prayer, sin, worship and many more topics of interest.

The book is available on Amazon for $9.95 in paperback or $4.95 as a Kindle edition. And if you purchase the paperback, you can have the Kindle edition for just 99 cents. Then you can keep the Kindle book and give the paperback as a Christmas gift. What better time to read the “Story of Jesus” than during the season which celebrates His birth. I have been praying that this book will be a blessing to many readers and encourage some to become followers of Jesus.  Click below for a link to my book on Amazon.  The Story of Jesus; Past, Present and Future

I was privileged to speak at a Bible study conference this past fall on “How to get the most out of Bible Study. Click on the picture below to watch my presentation on YouTube.

How to Get the Most From Your Bible Study
How to Get the Most From Your Bible Study

And don’t forget about my other recent publication, “The Story of Israel: A short history of the land and its people.”

Dr. Todd Miles, my friend an colleague at Western Seminary wrote, “Students of long-time Western Seminary biblical studies professor Carl Laney will recognize the love for the Bible and the love for the setting of (most of) the Bible that permeates every page of Laney’s latest book. The Story of Israel summarizes Carl’s teachings on the plotline of the Bible as well as providing helpful historical and cultural insights that bring clarification to the proper interpretation of the biblical text. Laney takes you from Genesis 1 through first and second Temple Judaism into the modern era. Those interested in studying the Bible will find this a very helpful resource for understanding the big picture and many of its details.” Thanks, Todd, for these kind words!

The Story of Israel is available on for $8.95. The book is also available in Kindle edition for $4.95. If you purchase the paperback book, you can buy the Kindle edition for just $.99. Click on the link below to find my book on Amazon.

A winter walk into Mirror Lake



More pictures of Oregon’s scenic beauty can be found on my YouTube video, Oregon Outdoors