The Story of Redemption is an eight part evangelistic Bible study that I have written to help lead unchurched, postmodern people to faith in Jesus Christ. This story is largely narrative in form, which is appropriate for many reasons. 
For these reasons, The Story of Redemption does not begin by seeking to prove the authority of the Bible, which would be resisted by postmoderns. Instead, the narrative begins in Genesis, inviting seekers to listen and interact with the story, suspending disbelief and seeing if the story “rings true.” A narrative will be “compelling if it represents a world, or part of a world, in a way that supports imaginative entrance into that world, irrespective of how things actually are.” By inviting seekers to enter into the world of Scripture, even if they are skeptical or disbelieving, a pathway for is opened.
 The Story of Redemption, while primarily narrative, is not devoid of a few rational explanations. Phillips and Okholm advocate a narrative approach to apologetics; however, they point out, that even “narrative purists and deconstructionists” use rationality to explain their positions. They therefore conclude “we need not shy away from some appeal to classical apologetics as long as it is buttressed by other modes of discourse and defense.” Timothy R. Phillips and Dennis L. Okholm, Christian Apologetics in the Postmodern World (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995), 188-89.For instance, the first part of The Story of Redemption contains some reasoning about the ultimate origins of the universe. This is included in part because of the “New Aggressive Atheism” of Richard Dawkins and others, and in part due to my own science background; however, it is only a small part in the overall narrative. See Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008).
 Ray Lubeck and Theological Research Exchange Network, "Talking Story Narrative Thought, Worldviews, and Postmodernism," in Evangelical Theological Society papers ETS-5020(1998). http://proxy.fuller.edu:2048/login?url=http://libraryweb.fuller.edu....
 Carl A. Raschke, The Next Reformation: Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004), 17. For a critique of postmodern views of truth, and an affirmation of the correspondence view of truth, see Erickson, Helseth, and Taylor, Reclaiming the Center, 59-79.
 Shane Hipps, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church (El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2006), 81, 117.
 Wuthnow, Sharing the Journey, 293-95.
 “The issue in a postmodern world is not to prove the Bible, but to restore the message of the Bible, a message which, when proclaimed by the power of the Spirit, takes up residence within those who know how to hear.” Webber, Ancient-Future Faith, 46. A work of art, if true, will be self-authenticating. See John Thornhill, Modernity: Christianity's Estranged Child Reconstructed (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000), 120-21.
 Penner, 39.