Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review of CHRISTIAN FAITH IN THE OLD TESTAMENT by Gareth Lee Cockerill

Title: Christian Faith in the Old Testament
 
Author: Gareth Lee Cockerill
 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
 
What It's About: Christian Faith in the Old Testament is an overview of the Old Testament from the perspective that the Old Testament was the Bible of Jesus and the apostles. It seeks to show how the Old Testament foreshadows the New Covenant, the arrival of Jesus, and the faith of Christianity.
 
Why I Read It: The Old Testament is interesting with all of its stories and the way God interacts with the world. The Old Testament is something people often struggle with, while the New Testament seems to present a much more loving God. I read this book because it seeks to show how Christianity originated in the way God dealt with humanity and made promises in the Old Testament.
 
What I Liked About It: Initially, I decided to read this book because I thought it was going to be a theological discussion of how people were saved by faith in the Old Testament. I would have really gotten into a book like that. Unfortunately, that's not what this book is about. However, it's still a good book for what it is designed to be. The book is a good overview of the Old Testament, and it reads well with helpful charts throughout. The book does a good job of showing how God interacts with his creation in love in the Old Testament. It seeks to show how relevant the Old Testament is to New Testament Christians. I liked the description of the Old Testament as "the Bible of the apostles." 

Review copy provided by Thomas Nelson as a part of Book Look Bloggers
  
Where You Can Buy It: Amazon.com

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