The world is full of stories. But there is one that deserves to be told more than the rest. It’s a timeless story of love and intrigue found in a collection of 66 writings known around the world as the Old and New Testaments.

Yet, because the sections of this book do not always read like a continuing story, its unfolding drama is often missed.

What follows is a retelling of that story by Mart DeHaan. The imagination we’ve used along the way is meant to reflect conditions that are consistent with what we know about the people, places, and events of the most published and timeless book in the world—the Bible.

This is our story. It reminds us who we are, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going. It helps us to see the choices that are ours in the free world of the king.


A great king appears from a mysterious past to expand his kingdom and to share his vision for a free world where citizens willingly share his life and values.

When members of the new world rebel against him, the king shows his patience. Instead of forcibly restoring order, he begins a long process of developing a relationship with those who are willing to trust him.

The king’s heart is seen most clearly when he disguises himself as a servant and, at great personal cost, goes to the rescue of those who have fallen under the control of an evil rebel leader. Although the king secures the ultimate safety and happiness of his citizens, the battle for their hearts and minds goes on.