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The Story that Matters (English)

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  • Buy 10 - 49  and get 15% off
  • Buy 50 - 99  and get 25% off
  • Buy 100 or above  and get 35% off

This 64-page booklet explains the gospel in a chronological manner from creation to the cross. Using expressive line art illustrations and carefully controlled text, the core message of the Bible is explained in simple-to-understand English so that even someone who uses English as a second language can clearly understand.

It is priced so it can be given away in large numbers. Churches can present these booklets to visitors or they can be given out at concerts or church programs. Individuals can also give the booklet like a gospel tract to family, friends and neighbours.

This book is a variant of What are Christmas and Easter All About? The text is identical but it uses expressive line art. It is also titled for use beyond the Christmas and Easter seasons.


  • Written for those with limited language skills: Using EasyEnglish, it is suitable for children, teens, ESL and people who do not read a lot.
  • Priced for mass giveaways: This booklet is very affordable. Bought in bulk, it is priced less than a cup of coffee—cheaper than a Christmas or Easter card. It is ideal to giveaway in large numbers. A church can hang one on every door in a neighbourhood without breaking the budget!
  • Assumptions: Assumes reader has little or no prior knowledge of the Bible
  • Chronological: Begins with the creation of the universe, and then progressing sequentially through key Old Testament stories, it moves into the New Testament to reveal the meaning of the cross and the tomb. The main story of the Bible is tied together into one universal, all-encompassing drama. The content is brief so a reader can complete the book in approximately 45 minutes.
  • Expressive line art: Illustrations by gifted artist, Matt Almy, bring the gospel story to life.



There are book sleeves that wrap around The Story that Matters to enhance its appeal as a gift. For example, at a birthday or celebration, you can wrap the book with the sleeve that reads: “Thank you for celebrating with us!” Or at the funeral of a loved one, you can have a stack of books wrapped in the sleeve that reads: “The anchor of our hope and peace.” These and others sleeves help make it easy to leave someone with a clear explanation of the gospel. Check our site to see the wide variety of sleeves you can download to print off yourself. As you look over the options, we hope you will also be made aware of even more avenues for sharing the gospel. See Book Sleeves >>

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  1. The Story That Matters 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Feb 2021

    I really like this product for evangelism. It is superior to a tract because it puts all the necessary doctrine in its historical context and is clear in its presentation of the gospel. The easy English in which it is written is great for evangelizing people with English as a 2nd language. I have a Korean friend who was Buddhist and trying to learn English better, so I gave him a copy. It opened many opportunities to share my faith with him. After reading it daily for several months, he has become a believer. I give these away individually or in bulk. Two Christian brothers like to witness to homeless people and I provide them with these for their witnessing. Thanks GoodSeed for a great product.

  2. Not a bad second choice 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Sep 2019

    We much prefer the "What Christmas and Easter Are All About" version, but since it isn't available anymore, this is a not a bad second choice. It doesn't have the colorful pictures like the other version, just black ink sketches.

  3. Just What I Was Looking For! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jun 2019

    I teach a Conversational English Class for International wives, and I have been looking for something simple to understand because of the vocabulary used, something that is not too long and that gives an overview of God's plan for His world and of salvation. The ladies have little, if any, understanding of the Bible. We have just started reading The Story, and I am so excited to see how the ladies understand and respond to it.

  4. Christianity in a Nutshell 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th May 2018

    So often we have felt that people without a Christian background have a difficult time putting a sermon or a salvation booklet into the context of "the whole story". This book assumes nothing--it starts from the beginning and gives a complete picture of God, His Son Jesus, and our need to be rescued by Him so that we can have a right relationship with God for now and eternity.

    When first introduced to the book we bought a couple of cases with the intention of passing them on to our church to include in our visitor packets; however, we decided to keep some for ourselves and family to have on hand to share with seeking people whom God places in our path--we have had opportunities present themselves in the past when we wished we had a tool to enable those with no church background to understand why we need salvation and how someone else's death exonerates us. This book does exactly that.

    The book makes the salvation story simple by using basic vocabulary and concepts. Its simplicity is its purpose. It is not intended to be sophisticated.

  5. Small, but mighty 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2015

    We purchased these booklets for our church outreach program prior to our Christmas concert and included them as part of an invitation/gift for our neighbours. For a small booklet it is actually quite a lengthy read, but not a difficult one, with simple, straightforward language and no confusing terminology. On top of that a glossary in the back gives clarification to any words that may be less familiar for some readers. It is probably the most comprehensive overview of the Bible I have ever read in so few pages. There are questions and answers in the back for further review, giving people an opportunity to ask themselves what they truly believe. Also included is a section of Scripture references that coincide with all the pages of the book. The Gospel and our need for it is clearly presented. The only concern I have is that a great emphasis is placed on salvation leading to a perfect life in heaven, but little is mentioned about how this saving grace also results in real change in our lives here and now.

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