Reading the Bible is an important and exciting adventure. The reader is entranced in becoming acquainted with its stories and its basic teaching. However, in reading (and re-reading) book after book, patterns begin to emerge. Certain events and people are given special emphasis. Some things are repeated and carried through from one story to the next. After a while, instead of looking at each “piece” separately, one becomes aware that there is an underlying movement shadowing each story and event which then moves toward a predetermined end. The reader finally realizes that the many stories are really one story–with each story adding its part to the whole as it moves toward a mighty, climactic conclusion. This book is about recognizing how these events and pieces fit together to form a divine, mosaic prism through which the light of revelation falls upon human understanding. Grasping the epochal shifts discussed in this book is absolutely a prerequisite to understanding the great underlying message of the Bible.