It is fair to say that a majority of the modern Christian’s Bible reading and knowledge comes from the New Testament. We make jokes about getting stuck in Leviticus, falling asleep in Deuteronomy, and sinking into depression in Lamentations. The language of the New Testament is more simple. We can understand the chronology and circumstances with less effort.
However, we must not forget that the Old Testament was the only Bible that the Apostles had to teach and preach from. They didn’t have the Gospels, Acts, Romans, or the other Epistles. They preached Jesus from the Old Testament Scriptures and people were saved. And the Scriptures they used then continue to speak to us today.
Gareth Lee Cockerill gives us an excellent overview of the Old Testament and how it applies today. His writing, although summary in style, is very engaging. He does an excellent job of drawing modern day application from the Old Testament Scriptures. For those who learn visually, the graphs and charts in this book are amazing! As a Bible teacher and preacher, I found a wealth of content to draw from. And I think you will too!
If you are a pastor, teacher, or if you would like to have a better understanding of how the Old Testament fits together and how it applies to us today, I would highly recommend this book.
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