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Slowly Convicting August 14, 2013
Most books about Old Testament studies, and especially Christology in the Old Testament, usually address theologians and pastors. David Murray's Jesus on Every Page is written all Christians. In this slowly convicting book, Murray pushes for a new understanding of the Old Testament. Instead of regarding the Old Testament as mere History, Murray highlights to importance for Christians to read the Old Testament as the almost a billboard pointing to the coming expression of Jesus.
Most likely due to the heavily scholarly based nature of this book, Murray seems to struggle with his introduction. Though it may slowly build, it eventually is very convincing and challenges the assumptions we have regarding the Old Testament and its importance for Christian living.
For all my friends (that's you!), I would recommend reading this due to the timely and crucial message about the importance of the often neglected Old Testament.
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Review by Daniel
Discover Jesus Throughout the Old Testament!
The son trudges uphill, bearing wood for his own sacrifice; his father has decided to give him up to death. What biblical event does this bring to mind? Is it Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22, or Christ’s passion in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? The kinship between these two stories is deeper than mere coincidence. Christ is present in the story of Abraham and Isaac. In fact, he is present on every page of the Old Testament.
Christians seem to have forgotten that the Old Testament has everything to do with Jesus Christ. In Jesus on Every Page, David Murray guides the reader down his own Road to Emmaus, describing how the Scriptures were opened to him, revealing Jesus from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Dr. Murray’s ten simple ways to seek and find Christ in the Old Testament unveil the face of Christ in the creation, the law, the psalms, the prophets, and the proverbs.Recognizing Jesus in the full breadth of Scripture is important for every Christian. Whether you are preaching Jesus through Old Testament readings or just beginning to discover the reality of Christ in the Old Testament, Jesus on Every Page provides an accessible guide to the increasingly popular subject of Jesus in the Old Testament books. Have your own Road to Emmaus experience and know the Old Testament for what it truly is: full of Jesus.
|Publication Date||August 20, 2013|