Have you ever seen a book and immediately found yourself excited about reading it? That's how I felt about Jesus on Every Page. I've heard many times that Jesus is in every book of the Old Testament. I've read / listened through the Old Testament a few times in the last year and a half. Honestly, I cannot see him on every page. That's why I jumped at this book when it was offered to me. Thanks Booksneeze for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.
David Murray is a Presbyterian minister. He was not taught that Jesus was in the Old Testament. In fact, it was a very new and even odd idea to him. His church and colleagues used primarily the New Testament and only occasionally use the Old Testament. This book is a record of his journey from New Testament only to a whole Bible approach to Christianity.
When I was a new believer, I went to a church that didn't use the Old Testament. I had a New Testament Bible, and that's all I needed. Eventually, I found myself in a church where the Old Testament was used just as much as the New Testament. My understanding and faith grew dramatically. That's what happened with David Murray.
This book shows what he's learned of Jesus in the Old Testament, how he learned it, and why he believes it.
What I liked:
I found it to be very informative even though I already knew he'd find Jesus in the Old Testament. He brings forth things that I've not seen nor been taught before. I think it would be great for someone who hasn't seen Jesus in the Old Testament before. It's written clearly and in a friendly manner.
What I didn't like:
It was hard to keep my attention on it for extended periods. Sometimes it felt a bit like a textbook.
Overall, if you are into Bible study or you're an aspiring Bible scholar, I think you'd enjoy it.
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