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The Bible Jesus Read: Why the Old Testament Matters by [Yancey, Philip]
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Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished — but misguided — notions about the Christian life. In his newest book, Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is more important than the Old, that the Hebrew Scriptures aren’t worth the time they take to read and understand them. Writing as always with keen insight into the human condition and God’s provision for it, Yancey debunks this theory once and for all. Yes, he agrees, the Old Testament can be baffling, boring, and even offensive to the modern reader. But as he personally discovered, the Old Testament is full of rewards for the one who embraces its riches. With his candid, signature style, Yancey unfolds his interactions with the Old Testament from the perspective of his own deeply personal journey. From Moses, the amazing prince of Egypt, to the psalmists’ turbulent emotions and the prophets’ oddball rantings, Yancey paints a picture of Israel’s God — and ours — that fills in the blanks of a solely New Testament vision of the Almighty. As he reconnects for us the strong, sinuous chords that bind the Old and New Testaments, Yancey reclaims the Reformers’ deep sense of unity between the two. Most important, he says, reading the Scriptures that Jesus so revered gives believers a profound new understanding of Christ, the Cornerstone of the new covenant. “The more we comprehend the Old Testament,” Yancey writes, “the more we comprehend Jesus.”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1594 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (18 May 2010)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0035XOQPO
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4.0 out of 5 stars Insightful 27 May 2014
By Jason T. - Published on Amazon.com
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As I've come to expect from Yancey, this book is well worth the time to read it. I do feel that the title is a little misleading. It sounds like it would be more of a historical look at the Scriptures during the first century, but it's actually a set of brief studies of selected books/sections of the OT. The way he does it, though, sets this book apart from other books of a similar nature. Yancey takes a look at some of the parts of the OT that are more often overlooked or neglected, most notably are Ecclesiastes and the Prophets. This book helps to give a different perspective of some challenging Scriptures which allows for a better understanding of them. I actually wish it were a bit longer so as to cover a little more ground. Overall, it's a good addition to your bible study library.
5.0 out of 5 stars My first Phillip Yancey book 1 March 2017
By Trollac - Published on Amazon.com
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. But without a doubt i have gained some insight and a perspective of the Bible that Jesus read. I would recommend this to anyone who has struggled reading the old testament...which I have and still do.. but with this new perspective I have a new way of reading it. Enjoy!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible is one book with one central theme: "God's love for mankind". 13 November 2016
By Sakkie Botha - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a "must read" for anyone who is serious about understanding the Bible and their personal relationship with the living God Triune. Thank you Philip Yancey for another easy to read yet powerfull insight into God's involvement with the crown of His creation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lucid and compassionate 22 May 2016
By diane clements - Published on Amazon.com
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Yancey addresses the struggles Bible readers face in the Old Testament with candid honesty and the deep understanding of a scholar who has studied these books thoroughly. He brings the reader along with him in his experience of gaining greater understanding and vision. He does this all as a master teacher who cares deeply for people and who loves the Author of these Scriptures. I have never read anything more helpful for understanding the challenging parts of the Bible.
3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Title 23 January 2017
By lugangirl - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a big fan of Philip Yancey's books, but this one was a let down. The content & analysis was as good as ever. However, the title is misleading. I was expecting a discussion from the perspective of the Jews & Jesus in his day. Instead, Yancey analyzed little-read books in the Old Testament with contemporary applications. I would probably have enjoyed this book just as much as the others if it just had a different title. As it is, I continued to look for content that wasn't there.