Message of Deuteronomy: Not by Bread Alone (Bible Speaks Today)
In Deuteronomy Moses speaks as a futurist, forecasting the challenges that coming generations of Israel will face and applying God's covenant word to new situations.
Reading Deuteronomy is like standing with Israel before Moses. He addresses us as a future generation of the covenant people of God who have passed over Jordan into the good land—and yet still struggle with temptations and opposing forces.
In The Message of Deuteronomy Raymond Brown guides Christians to hear and appreciate the timeless relevance of this message from the Plains of Moab. God's Law comes alive again as a guide to good living, as a call to wholehearted repentance and as a promise of healing restoration under God's merciful hand.
About the Author
Raymond Brown was formerly principal of Spurgeon's College in London, England, and he has also served in several pastorates. He is the author of Philosophy of Religion, Why Believe? and several volumes in IVP's Bible Speaks Today series.
About the Series
The Bible Speaks Today is a series of expositions, based on the books of the Old and New Testaments. Each series is characterized by a threefold ideal:
These books are, therefore, not ‘commentaries’, for the commentary seeks rather to elucidate the text than to apply it, and tends to be a work rather of reference than of literature. Nor, on the other hand, do they contain the kinds of ‘sermons’ that attempt to be contemporary and readable without taking Scripture seriously enough.
The contributors to The Bible Speaks Today series are all united in their convictions that God still speaks through what he has spoken, and that nothing is more necessary for the life, health and growth of Christians than that they should hear what the Spirit is saying to them through his ancient – yet ever modern – Word.