The phrase, "Can't see the forest for the trees." is often used to mean that it is easy to get caught up in all of the details of an issue and miss the "big picture." It would be like trying to assemble a 5000-piece jig-saw puzzle without knowing what the finished puzzle should look like. This is often how many see the Bible; the complexity of details in the Bible obscures the meaning and purpose of the Bible. Therefore, the Bible doesn't seem to make sense. The details ("trees") are so plentiful that the message ("forest") of the Bible, is often missed. In his book, "Seeing the Forest for the Trees," Dr. Vic Torres explores the true purpose of the Bible which is to reveal God's plan of restoring a broken relationship with mankind; a relationship that was lost in the Garden of Eden. God's plan of restoration is clearly seen through a series of promises or "covenants," pointing us to the only way that relationship can be restored.
Dr. Vic Torres He was born into a family of deaf-mute parents and raised in Southern New Jersey. Vic joined the Marine Corp and spent 4 years serving his country. After serving in the Marines me met his wife, Dee. He also attended Hofstra University and became a high school chemistry teacher. During his high school teaching career, he was also an adjunct instructor of chemistry for Syracuse University. After 25 years of teaching, he left public education to begin his calling as the pastor of a church in upstate New York. He has been a successful Senior Pastor for almost 25 years. In that time, he also partnered with 2 ministries, World MAP and HPIM, involved with training pastors and leaders in emerging nations. As a conference speaker, he has traveled to almost 25 countries and has authored a number of articles relating to Christian leadership and spiritual principles. Vic and Dee have 2 children.