Jesus, the Son of God, dominates the conversation in the New Testament. His biography fills the first four books and the bible ends with his personal Revelation to his best friend, John. It would surprise the average person that Jesus is the star of the Old Testament as well! David Murray, author of Jesus On Every Page shares how we can find Jesus in the creation story, law, characters, prophets, poets and more. By detailing his personal “road to Emmaus,” Murray teaches 10 ways to discover the Messiah in the Old Testament.
Jesus on every page is an excellent read for anyone looking to grow in their love for Christ! I can’t wait to give this book away! Murray’s writing is so engaging and humble that it seems impossible to not learn from every chapter, subsection, and sentence. As an Old Testament Scholar and Pastor, Murray presents Jesus On Every Page more like a fellow disciple than collegiate educator. Each chapter has a subsequent set of “Study Questions” that brings deeper involvement to the book and scriptures.
Here’s a quote to give you a little taste of what to expect:
When Mr. and Mrs. Israelite were reading in Exodus about God’s past redemption or in Isaiah about God’s future redemption they would perhaps turn to each other and ask, “Isn’t there another book about redemption somewhere in the Scriptures? Oh, yes, that little book about Boaz has lots about redemption. Let’s read there and find out about what the kind of Redeemer God is and what kind of Redeemer the Messiah will be.” If you want to read Ruth like Mr. and Mrs. Israelite did, then ask, “what is the Messiah like?” And if you do, you will discover the beautiful answer: the Messiah is like Boaz. Notice Ruth’s important genealogical postscript that further boosts the messianic momentum by tracing her descendants to King David.
I found Jesus On Every Page (Buy Here) super enjoyable and definitely a book worth keeping on your shelf for discipleship growth. I will announce the winner Sunday, September 8th.
About The Author:
Dr. David Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and recently also became Pastor of the Free Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. He was ordained to the ministry in 1995 and pastored two churches in Scotland for 12 years. Follow his blog at HeadHeartHand.org or on Twitter @DavidPMurray.
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