In 2003 Rob Lacey published his book, The Street Bible, later renamed, The Word on the Street. You can get a condensed audio version via iTunes called The Essential Word on the Street.

Along the way, I stumbled across this overview. Credit was given as The 2 Minute Bible by Rob Lacey.

1st off,
nothing… but God
with a word,
starts it all up and
Stuff everywhere.

Heaven on earth.

The snake does some word twisting
Adam and eve fall for it
Awful twisted mess
Death strolls in

Sends them out of heaven on earth
They make babies
But the evil/good ratio goes through the roof
Turns the flood taps on

Only noah’s family and the animals survive
To see the rainbow
“Never again” quotes God

More babies
Then Abraham
and his miracle son Isaac,
Then Jacob named Israel
His son Joseph
Takes his family to Egypt

400 years on
Abraham’s family is slave labour for Pharoah
Then God waves them out of Egypt through the red sea into the dessert via 10 plagues
Moses downloads the contract –
The big ten rules
They break them all

Grumbling round the desert
for 40 years
Joshua gets them into a land with milk and honey on draught

king David sorts out the giant goliath between recording his great compilation “You Rescue Me” (Psalm 23)

Solomon comes out with some wise one-liners

then naff king after naff king
Messing up the people

The prophets – think couriers for God
can’t stop the rot

So God lets the Babylon army
Trash Jerusalem
And Abraham’s family are carted off
As slave labour

Isaiah predicts a liberator

Daniel gets to sleep
with the lions

70 years on,
Abraham’s family goes back to do construction work in Jerusalem
But no shift in attitude:
More idol promises
wind God up.

So he stops
talking to them for 400 years.

Enter Jesus the Liberator
good with hammer and nails
but he takes a career change at 30
and kicks off a 3 year
“heaven on earth” tour
with his mobile miracle clinic
and loads of stories
and questions
his team 12 love it
the religious suits don’t!

Dodgy trial
punishment beatings
public execution
-more hammers and nails
3 days later he’s back
having sorted out death
He’s launching the
Jesus Liberation movement

Paul Benson –
Jesus’ foreign rep.
Sending out loads of emails
updating people on what it means that
Jesus came to do

The ending is the beginning
Jonno’s general memo
on how things are going to get
wrapped up:

The snake dies
The Jesus liberation movement get limitless life
Heaven on earth, restored.