Journeys with Jesus: Every Path in the Bible Leads Us to Christ
Johnson, Dennis E.
“Like every other Christian, I long to walk more closely and constantly with Jesus. This book helped me to refine my walk by showing me more of Jesus throughout the Bible. It was an easy and delightful read, and its sure to ignite many hearts.”See All
Professor of Old Testament, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; Pastor, Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church
“I know of no better guide than Dennis Johnson in helping sojourners see the beauty of Jesus in all the Scriptures. With a wonderful balance of clear explanation and compelling inspiration, this book will open up the minds and hearts of those in the pulpit and in the pew. Every Christian who longs for more wisdom and strength for their pilgrim journey needs this book to help them see the beauty and wonder found in the person and work of Jesus.”See All
Julius J. Kim
Dean of Students & Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California
“The invitation given by Dennis Johnson to journey through the whole Bible with Jesus is challenging and exciting. Anything written by Dr. John- son is bound to be theologically sound and intellectually stimulating. This book is more than that. It comes from the heart of a man who has walked with Jesus in his personal life as well as in his study of the Scriptures. Dennis Johnson knows Jesus and knows how to help others to know him.”See All
Founder and President, Rafiki Foundation
“Dennis Johnson taught me how to find Christ in all the Scriptures when I was his student. After all these years, now as a colleague, I still jump at the chance to hear his rich explorations of the greatest story ever told. Read this book and youll never read the Book the same way again.”See All
Michael S. Horton
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
“Hearts burned on the road to Emmaus as Christ explained the Scriptures. The same fire burns in the New Testament, written by those whose minds Jesus opened. Dennis Johnson carries the fire, and he wants you to feel it, too. Join him on the road.”See All
James M. Hamilton
Professor of Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Redemptive-historical hermeneutics has been a major topic among Reformed scholars. What it means is simply that every part of the Bible teaches Christ, and that the most important thing about every passage is what it teaches us about him. Many pastors interpret biblical texts this way in their sermons, but they dont always explain to the congregation what they are doing. Dennis Johnsons Journeys with Jesus explains the concept well. Johnson shows us how we can read the Bible ourselves in a Christ-centered way, and how this approach enriches our understanding of the Word of God.”See All
John M. Frame
Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
“Others have written on how the Old Testament leads to Christ. What makes Journeys with Jesus stand out is that it is written by a New Testa- ment scholar. Some treatments present Christ as merely the solution to an Old Testament puzzle. But once the puzzle is solved, we learn little about the Savior himself. Strong on hermeneutical techniques, they are weak on Christ. By contrast, Dennis Johnson expounds the organic char- acter of redemptive history with a deep appreciation for New Testament Christology. This is an essential combination and makes Journeys with Jesus an outstandingly helpful book.”See All
Sinclair B. Ferguson
Chancellors Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Dennis Johnson leads us by the hand along the desert road where the Ethiopian eunuch met Philip in the book of Acts, as he sought help in understanding the Bibles message. Like Philip, Dr. Johnson focuses our gaze on the crucified, risen, and glorified Messiah, Jesus, as the central message of the Scriptures. In the process, he teaches us how to trace these biblical connections with greater skill, both for our own personal benefit and so that we can better teach others.”See All
Iain M. Duguid
Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theo- logical Seminary
“I rejoice to read Dennis Johnsons Journeys with Jesus: Exploring How the Whole Bible Leads Us to Christ. Johnsons long-term study of how the message of our Savior pervades all of Scripture combines with his preaching expertise to set our hearts on fire for the glory of the gospel in all of life. The added expertise of longtime mission educator Richard Ramsay makes this book a great resource that will enable all cultures to learn, and delight in, the grace that threads through the Bible from beginning to end.”See All
Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois; President Emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary
“Dennis Johnson ably and clearly explains why and how Jesus understood that all the Scriptures point to Christ. Journeys with Jesus helps us to see the proper ways in which the Old Testament is Christ-centered, and to read the Old Testament Christianly. I commend this book to readers, who will benefit from following Jesus approach to interpreting the Old Testament. In doing so, they will discover the many glorious ways in which the Old Testament points to Jesus as its goal.”See All
G. K. Beale
J. Gresham Machen Chair of New Testament and Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
This is an abridged edition of Walking with Jesus through His Word (P&R, 2015).
The Bible's sixty-six books form one overarching storythe story of a Hero and his heroic missions. And this story is personal, focusing on the relationship of God and his people in the past, present, and future.
On this eye-opening journey through the Old and New Testaments, Dennis Johnson shows how pervasive, recurring themes are always pointing us to Jesus Christ, the fulfillment of all God's promises and all humanity's hopes and longings. He shows us how to read on the alert, paying attention to the clues, examining their context, and interpreting them correctly.
The story of Christ is the most important story of all. Meditate on the beautiful unity of God's redemptive plan, and let your heart be kindled to flame with love for the Lord who came to serve us in love.