Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jesus on Every Page by David Murray: A Review

I recently read Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament by David Murray, which was sent to me by BookSneeze for this review.

In Jesus on Every Page, author David Murray explores 10 different ways to find Jesus in the Old Testament.  I think we've all experienced the apparent dichotomy of the Bible--the God of the Old Testament and the God of the new Testament seem to be so different, it's sometimes hard to believe that it's the same God.  Murray's premise is that the old and new testaments are not all that different, that in fact, the whole of the Old Testament is pointing toward Jesus the Christ, and that Jesus has been present from the very beginning of history and is indeed present throughout the entire Bible.

Murray begins by telling readers of his own journey to discovering Jesus in the Old Testament, before moving on to show what the Old Testament is all about according to Peter, Paul, John, and Jesus himself.  In part 2 of the book, Murray exposes 10 different specific examples of Old Testament scriptures and stories revealing Jesus.

I liked this book.  It really made me examine my attitudes about the Old Testament and the Bible in general.  I also found myself looking for Jesus, not just in the Old Testament, but in my daily life as well.  The book is well written and interesting, and includes a study guide in the back of the book, for individual use, or for use by small groups.  There is also a comprehensive subject index and scripture index, which makes this book useful as a reference work.

Thank you to BookSneeze for providing me a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.

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