Book Notice: 6 WAYS THE OLD TESTAMENT SPEAKS TODAY: AN INTERACTIVE GUIDE, by Alec Motyer

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What does the Old Testament have to do with us today?

To many of us, the Old Testament can seem distant, foreign, and confusing, with difficult language and events disconnected from our present-day lives. But with a little guidance, it is quickly evident that the Old Testament still speaks today.

In this engaging book, late pastor-theologian Alec Motyer leads us to discover the everyday significance of six key themes that resonate throughout the Old Testament: history, religion, worship, prophecy, wisdom, and theology. Each chapter focuses on one theme, featuring a week’s worth of Scripture readings paired with accessible commentary on the biblical text. Clear, accessible, and warmly pastoral, this book will help you see what this collection of ancient texts from the past has to do with our day-to-day lives in the present.

About the Author

Alec Motyer (1924–2016) served as principal of Trinity Theological College in the United Kingdom, as well as pastor of several churches in England.

Praise for 6 WAYS THE OLD TESTAMENT SPEAKS TODAY

Derek W. H. Thomas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries:

I have lost count of the number of times I have read this book. Priceless wisdom and exquisite summaries of Old Testament genres, with the added bonus of Motyer’s wit and wisdom, make this book a treasure indeed.

Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries:

Alec Motyer was both a princely man and a prince among Old Testament theologians, teachers, and authors. Devout and witty, scholarly and accessible, theological and commonsensical, God-honoring and Christ-centered, Spirit-illuminated and practical—he seemed to sprinkle gold dust on every page he wrote. And from seminary-trained leaders to the youngest believer, every reader can share his generosity by a little digging into 6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today.

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6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today: An Interactive Guide

Crossway, 2018 | 240 pages

Books at a Glance

A Glorious New Passover Exodus (Free Digital Copy)

A Glorious New Passover Exodus

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A Glorious New Passover Exodus

Endorsements for
A Glorious New Passover Exodus
by John Dunn

As a pastor convinced that Christ is the apex of God’s revelation, the “be all end all” of redemptive history, I crave to lead my people to reading material in keeping with this exalted view of Christ. In this penetrating work, John Dunn displays a robust Christology, and supplies a nourishing, green pasture upon which my people can graze. I will joyfully commend this work to my church. And I whole heartedly commend it to you as well. As you read to your profit, your heart will leap in praise as John expounds Jesus as the New Covenant Exodus!
Pastor Todd Braye
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Blackie, Alberta, Canada

In the tradition of Gentry, Wellum, Goldsworthy, Hamilton, the Dennisons, Beale and Heather Kendall, John Dunn has provided us with a thorough understanding of the big story of the Bible via the theme of New Covenant/ New Exodus and the result is a study in the centrality of Christ throughout the Scriptures culminating in the glories of the New Covenant. It is definitely a worthy addition to the corpus of texts concerning Biblical Theology, a discipline of study that in recent years is gaining a more prominent place in understanding the Scriptures.
Pastor Joseph Krygier
New Covenant Baptist Fellowship Evans NY

For those who have yet to become familiar with a more fully developed Christocentric reading of all Scripture, John Dunn succinctly captures such here. He handily demonstrates why a New Covenant/New Exodus perspective on the whole of Scripture is critical to our seeing all things biblical in the light ofChrist’s countenance. In setting forth this New Exodus framework, John’s exegetical labors provide us a puzzle-box-top, whereby the pieces readily fit into place, and without extra-biblical manipulation. What we have here in New Exodus is an unpacking of John 1:14,17; wherein the Word, full of grace and truth, becomes flesh. A Word that was revealed in Mosaic shadows has now come forth in the Glory of the Son!
Matthew Morizio
Bible Teacher, NY

The original exodus painted a picture of the exodus Christ leads us on from sin and death. Dunn provides a poetic and deeply Christ-centered view of the more glorious exodus which we longingly look foward to.
Pastor/Elder Edwin W. Trefzger III
Evangelical Church of Fairport, NY

Warning! This study is for heavy lifters only. But if you love to search through God’s Word to see more of Jesus our Covenant King then prepare your heart and mind to do some serious Bible Study. From beginning to end this study is Christ centered and Christ exalting. Be refreshed in Christ!
Pastor Moe Bergeron
Sovereign Grace Fellowship, Boscawen NH