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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative

Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative
by Russ Ramsey
Product Details
  1. Kindle: 208 pages
  1. Publisher: Rabbit Room Press
  2. Date Published: 2011
  1. Owner: My Kindle
  2. Date of reading: 1st - 12/25/11
Point: God has chosen to redeem mankind from their sinful state through the giving of His own Son, the Lamb of God.
Path: The author tells the story of redemption from the Fall in the Garden to baptism of Jesus Christ. He presents an interpretive look at the core narrative of the Bible, and brings the reader to the point of God’s great gift to this world.
Sources: The Biblical stories, which are at times too strange to be fiction, are brought together in a fascinating presentation of God’s great plan.
Agreement: I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author’s own study, and imagination brought new parts of the story to light, and encouraged me to see rethink past assumptions. Divided into 25 chapters allowed us to pace ourselves through the book and finish on Christmas day. 
Disagreement: The reader needs to be careful not to accept every word of the author’s interpretation as biblical fact. His ability as a storyteller will pull you into the plot, but the Bible does not reveal everything.
Personal App: It brought the Christmas story to new light.
Favorite Quote: “God cannot be hurried.”
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
This book could be read at any time, not merely in preparation for Christmas. It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.
Thought Provoking and Enjoyable

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Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8)