Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland


By: Ascension Press

Material Overview 

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation is an introductory Bible Study that allows participants to understand the Bible and explore it in a fresh light by understanding the history of the time and the beautiful story of the Bible.


About the Program

This foundational study by Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, and Sarah Christmyer in The Great Adventure Bible Study Series that has helped hundreds of thousands of Catholics learn to read the Bible.


The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, they will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. The Bible Timeline has been granted the Imprimatur.


Central to The Great Adventure is The Bible Timeline Chart: a simple, color-coded timeline of Bible history. It divides the entire timeline into 12 color-coded periods and then focuses on 14 books that tell the story in chronological order.


Key people and events that advance the story are highlighted so that the newcomer isn’t overwhelmed with too much at once. The Bible Timeline Chart and Bookmark show at a glance where every book of the Bible fits into the overall narrative context.




Session 1- Finding the Story in Scripture

Sessions 2-3- Early World

Sessions 4-5- Patriarchs

Sessions 6-7- Egypt and Exodus

Session 8- Desert Wanderings

Sessions 9-10- Conquest and Judges

Sessions 11-12- Royal Kingdom

Sessions 13-14- Divided Kingdom

Session 15- Exile

Session 16- Return

Session 17 Maccabean Revolt

Sessions 18-20- Messianic Fulfillment

Sessions 21-23- The Church



Home Preparation

Reading assignments and study questions are completed before participants come together. This way students have already worked through Scripture on their own.

Small Group Discussion

Participants have the opportunity to answer questions and share insights in a small group format.

DVD Presentation

A dynamic and engaging (50 minute) DVD lesson is presented by Jeff Cavins.


A final review is provided in detailed responses to the questions, which are also part of the study set. These are always given out at the end of the session.



  • Read 14 narrative books of the Bible and discover the amazing story woven throughout Scripture
  • Learn how the key people, places, and events in the Bible fit together to reveal Godís plan for humanity
  • Study the Bible from a Catholic perspective and see how our faith is rooted in Sacred Scripture
  • See how the events in the Old Testament are fulfilled in the New Testament by Christ and the Church
  • Gain a greater appreciation for the Scripture readings you hear during Mass
  • See how God reveals himself to us through Scripture and learn how God’s Word applies to your life today
  • Develop a life-long hunger for knowing God in his word and lay a strong foundation for further Bible reading and study



Online Access available

Risk free preview pack available


Included Resources 

This Starter Pack is what every leader needs to begin The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation. It includes:

  • 12-DVD Set (24, 50-minute videos presented by Jeff Cavins)
  • Study Set (includes workbook, The Bible Timeline Chart, and Bookmark)



Ascension Press offers training for different programs throughout the year.



The Bible Timeline Information

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The Bible Timeline Supplemental Materials

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