What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared about: A Survey of Jesus' Bible
Derouchie, Jason S
The book did an excellent job introducing and explaining each individual book while simultaneously demonstrating how the whole Old Testament fits together in a compelling way. As a future pastor, this will be a go-to book for teaching my congregation to know and love the Old Testament as part of an effort to be a whole-Bible people.See All
Bethlehem Seminary student, Minneapolis, MN
This book was very informative, yet it was also easy to read. The conversational style of the book brought the scholarly aspect of it down to a personal level. What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About definitely contributed to how I will read the Old Testament in the future.See All
Bryan College student, Dayton, TN
Reading this book helped me to see the beauty in the Old Testament, and it gave me a greater appreciation for the faithfulness of God. This book encouraged me to dig deeper into the Old Testament and challenged me to look for connections to the New Testament. I loved how Christ-centered it was, and through it I saw many new foreshadows of Christ in the Old Testament.See All
Bethlehem College student, Minneapolis, MN
What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About is a fantastic, foundational book, well written with insightful detail into the lives and times of the Old Testament authors, yet easy to read and understand. DeRouchie did a wonderful job tying all of the chapters together into a single, well-flowing stream.See All
Columbia International University student, Columbia, SC
This book sets new standards for an Old Testament survey. The Christ-centered emphasis is a breath of fresh air. The canonical theology is deep and rich. It is exegetically faithful. The user-friendly features are not just easy to follow; they flat-out arrest your attention at times. In a crowded field of competitors, it is a standout. I commend it highly and plan to turn to it often.See All
Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN
This is truly a remarkable resource for the student of Scripture, especially those whove struggled to understand the Old Testament and how it relates to the New Testament. Jason DeRouchie has assembled an impressive team of scholars who explain the nature and flow of the Old Testament with an eye toward its fulfillment in the coming of Christ. Unlike your standard (and all too often stodgy) survey of the Old Testament, this volume is written in a vibrant and engaging style and is visually stunning. But best of all, it is distinctively Christ-centered. This will be the book to which I send all future inquisitive students of Gods Word. I highly recommend it.See All
Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, OK
Jason DeRouchie is a thoughtful man committed to Christ and his church. Im excited to see this new resource he and his select team of contributors have put together. May the Lord use this book to further the cause of making disciples!See All
Associate Professor of Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
DeRouchie unapologetically explains that this is not a theology of the Hebrew Bible on its own but a Christian Old Testament survey. Now that we have the whole story, how can we not read the first part in light of the whole? This clear and attractive book combines academic rigor with devotional warmth. Each chapter is message-driven; it briefly addresses introductory matters such as authorship and date, but it is not preoccupied with them. The authors have taught Old Testament courses many times, and they know how to connect with students.See All
Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary
This is one of the most user-friendly surveys of the Old TestamentJesuss Biblethat I have seen. Written by accomplished scholars under the able direction of Jason DeRouchie, the book is a compelling read from start to finish. DeRouchies vision for making this an accessible introduction to what for most Christians is an inaccessible part of our Scriptures is admirably accomplished. I highly recommend this book.See All
David M. Howard Jr.
Professor of Old Testament, Bethel Seminary
No ordinary survey! This clear, concise, and easy-to-understand text will help church folks and serious students alike grasp the contribution of the Old Testament to the Bible as a single text with a unified plot structure that finds ultimate fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Beautiful pictures and helpful diagrams aid communication in a powerful way. I heartily recommend it!See All
Peter J. Gentry
Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Finally! An introduction to the only Bible Jesus had that tries to makes sense of each book by highlighting its life-giving message. This volume is invitingly organized and composed, and delightfully illustrated. If this does not inspire the curious and the fearful to read the Old Testament, I dont know what will. We are grateful to Jason DeRouchie and the rest of the contributors for this magnificent resource.See All
Daniel I Block
Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College
How could I not enjoy a book in which the editor says is designed as a springboard for delight in Godthe supreme Savior, Sovereign, and Satisfier of the world? Jason DeRouchie has a sure hand when it comes to guiding a team of scholars. The aroma of his God-centered, Christ-exalting commitments permeate this survey. This is not a book with lengthy and elaborate arguments, but a faithful and attractive rendering of conservative evangelical research into the Bible that Jesus said cannot be broken (John 10:35). I would happily put this in the hand of every church member, praying, as the editor has, that it would fuel a greater treasuring of God ... through Jesusthe divine, crucified, and resurrected Messiah.See All
Founder and Teacher, DesiringGod.org
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Books at a Glance
Books at a Glance
An accessible, full-color OT survey textbook focusing on the message of each book.
Written from an irenic, evangelical perspective, this Old Testament survey is designed to unpack what the biblical authors most intended to communicate in the Scripture that Jesus read. As the corresponding volume to the previously published What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About (Kregel Academic, 2008), it is well-suited for use in a college, seminary, or church context Students of the Bible will find this full-color textbook accessible and engaging.
What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About is gospel-centered, portraying the Old Testament as the foundation for a fulfillment found in the New Testament. Each chapter is written by an Old Testament scholar who is a skilled teacher at one of the finest evangelical schools across North America and specializes in the biblical book covered.
Readers will find:
- Introductory issues (who, when, where, why) condensed to one-page snapshots of essential information at the beginning of each chapter
- The clarity of the biblical message enhanced through nearly two hundred high-resolution photographs, over eighty charts and tables, and twelve color maps
- Very readable text, appropriate for broad audiences
- A format simpler and intentionally shorter than many other surveys, making it a very manageable textbook for a single semester Old Testament survey course or a useful guide to accompany devotional reading of Scripture
Contributors include Daryl Aaron, Todd Bolen, John C. Crutchfield, Edward M. Curtis, Stephen G. Dempster, Jason S. DeRouchie, Daniel J. Estes, Donald Fowler, J. Daniel Hays, Chris A. Miller, D. Jeffrey Mooney, Andrew J. Schmutzer, Boyd Seevers, Gary V. Smith, Preston M. Sprinkle, Kenneth J. Turner, and Gary E. Yates