Covenants Made Simple: Understanding God's Unfolding Promises to His People
“What Graeme Goldsworthy did for ‘kingdom,’ Jonty Rhodes has done for ‘covenant’: an eye–opening, big picture Bible overview which traces the profound influence of this theme from Genesis to Revelation. This excellent book explains what covenant is, why it matters, and how we cannot understand the Lord Jesus, his work, or his Word without it.”See All
Minister of Trinity Church, Aberdeen
“I hope that this little book will help many to see the beauty of the biblical covenants and their relevance for God’s people today.”See All
Carl R. Trueman
Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary
“With all sorts of proposals about the ‘big idea’ of Scripture floating about, Jonty Rhodes does us the favour of pointing to the Bible’s own answer to that question. . . . Jonty’s work is clear–headed and heart–warming, satisfyingly biblical and Christ–exalting. I warmly commend it.”See All
Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
What do the various covenants given throughout the Bible mean to us? Are they relevant to our lives? A rainbow now and then may remind us of God’s promise to Noah, and we’ve memorized the part about the new covenant in Jesus’ blood at communion—but do we dig any deeper? Do we need to?
Jonty Rhodes guides us into an engaging study of covenant theology and why it matters. With clarity and wit, he shows us how covenants carry the Bible’s story from start to finish and ultimately give root to the gospel of salvation by grace. Beginning with Adam in the garden of Eden, and ending with Jesus, our risen Covenant King, Rhodes illuminates the good news of a promise–making, promise–keeping God.
Key topics include law and grace, union with Christ, baptism in the Spirit, predestination, and water baptism. Rediscover the Bible’s unified covenantal story and its unfolding message throughout Scripture.