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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made by Mark Dever

The Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made
by Mark Dever
Product Details
  1. Publisher: Crossway
  2. Date Published: 2006
Point: The Old Testament is a compilation of writings which reveal God’s plan for His people, Israel. This story of God’s holiness and love help the believer to properly understand the cross of Christ.
Path: Each Old Testament book is given a chapter, whether Genesis or Obadiah. These chapter (or sermons in their original form) are purposely meant to be “airplane views” of God’s divine working in history.
Agreement: I have found these sermons to be very helpful. I have not read through the whole book, but I am using the discussion/thought questions at the end of each chapter for a study through the prophets in our church.
Disagreement: At times the applications seem a little stretched.
Personal App: I would use this book along side of Old Testament devotional reading, or individual Bible studies with the provided questions.
Stars: 4 out of 5
This is a helpful volume to receive the “big picture.”

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