Bloodline attempts to tell the big story of atonement in an easy-to-read way by drawing from each and every single book of the Bible within 300 pages. If judged by the constraints it sets on itself, this is probably a one-of-a-kind book. However, by limiting the page count and insisting on 66 books of the Bible, the result is often rushed. Conclusions are made but at times not substantiated. Every chapter's call to worship becomes abrupt because the writing does not build up to that call. Based on Heitzig's sermons and other books, notably "The Bible From 30,000 Feet", one can't help but feel Bloodline could be a better book if it was given more lines.