Blessed to Bless

An Introduction to the Bible

Tim Sean Youmans

Apr/2020, 344 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640652460

  • An expansive and accessible survey of the Bible and its stories
  • For use in schools, churches, and home settings

Many Christians are vaguely familiar with numerous Bible stories but do not know their context in the literary or historical arc of the Bible. Blessed to Bless gives meaningful organization to the multitude of Bible stories covered in over 1500 years of religious history. Primarily for teenagers, this book can be a resource for any individual or study group wanting a basic, yet comprehensive introduction to the Bible.

The themes, interpretations, genres, and philosophical framework of Holy Scripture are offered to the reader, organized into four historical “arcs.” Each chapter offers scripture, accompanying commentary, and questions for reflection or discussion. Bible vocabulary concepts are highlighted throughout the book, making it a perfect tool for youth group study, a biblical literature curriculum, or a personal challenge (for instance, to read the Bible in a year). A Leader Guide for classroom usage will be available for free from this page once the book is released.

Audience: Teens, religion teachers, parents, youth leaders, Christian educators, adult classes, study groups

TIM SEAN YOUMANS is Vicar and Religious Life Department Chair at Casady School in Oklahoma City and serves as clergy associate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. He grew up as a Baptist and served as a youth minister before becoming an Episcopal priest. He holds a Bachelor’s from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an Anglican studies certificate from Nashotah House. He cultivates the best of sacramental ritualistic Christianity with the heartfelt spirituality of the evangelical tradition. Learn more at


  • Bible
  • liturgy
  • teens
  • youth
  • glossary
  • Bible study
  • faith formation

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