Monday, September 16, 2013

Book Review: "Jesus on Every Page" by David Murray

Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament by David Murray is a book that every Christian would do themselves a favor by reading.  For many Christians, the Old Testament seems lifeless, irrelevant, and cumbersome.  We can find ourselves wondering what we are supposed to get out of it.  Sure, there are those nice stories scattered throughout, but what about all the other stuff?  The countless laws?  The dimensions of the tabernacle?  The strange prophecies?  It can almost seem
puzzling that the New Testament believers used the Old Testament to prove that Jesus was the Christ and that Jesus Himself said that the Old Testament was all about Him!  David Murray takes the reader on a journey through the Old Testament to prove that the Old Testament is really about Jesus.  He begins with Creation and moves on to explore Old Testament characters, the Law, the historical books, the prophets, the types and shadows, the covenants, the Proverbs, and the poetic books and helps the reader to understand how each of these serve to point us to Jesus, and not just outdated laws or nice moral lessons.

The book sounds like it would be a heavy, seminary-level type of book.  In some ways, it is.  However, Murray has written this book with the everyday Christian in mind.  While the subject matter is highly academic, it is not written for the scholar.  The book is very readable and Murray brings a refreshing openness to his own journey in seeing Christ in the Old Testament.

I believe anyone who reads this book will gain a new love for the Old Testament, as well as a greater love for Jesus Christ.


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