For many Christians, the Old Testament is a large, unexplored desert filled with difficult reading and alarming contrasts. It seems so unlike the New Testament: all those wars when Jesus is the Prince of Peace, all those commandments to obey when we are under grace. And can the God of the Old Testament really be a God of love like the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?
Now you can explore the larger-than-life characters and dramatic stories of the Old Testament with greater understanding. Drawing from his lifelong study, Dr. Alec Motyer offers a clear, comprehensive guide to Old Testament writers, context, and themes.
Discover the distinctiveness of Old Testament authors and how, even in their individuality, a unified message comes through. Find out, also, what the Old Testament has to do with the New Testament and why it is essential reading for Christians. Intriguing sidebars, color photos, and maps offer further insight as you journey from Genesis through Malachi. With The Story of the Old Testament, you can study this fascinating part of the Bible as you never have before.
A noted Old Testament scholar, Dr. J. Alec Motyer is the author or editor of numerous books and commentaries. His life-long passion is encouraging people to read and understand the Old Testament, where he says he "learned to see the greatness of God." Motyer lives in England, where he devotes his time to writing and preaching. Rev. Dr. John Stott has an international ministry as a gifted preacher and biblical scholar. He is the author of many books, including Basic Christianity, and lives in London, England. Stott is considered one of the most highly respected Bible expositors of our time.
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