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Philip Yancey has a way of confronting our most cherished - but misguided - notions about the Christian life. In The Bible Jesus Read, Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is more important than the Old, that the Hebrew Scriptures aren't worth the time they take to understand them. 

Writing as always with keen insight into the human condition and God’s provision for it, Yancey debunks this theory once and for all. Yes, he agrees, the Old Testament can be baffling, boring, and even offensive to the modern listener. But as he personally discovered, the Old Testament is full of rewards for the one who embraces its riches.

With his candid, signature style, Yancey unfolds his interactions with the Old Testament from the perspective of his own deeply personal journey. From Moses, the amazing prince of Egypt, to the psalmists' turbulent emotions and the prophets' oddball rantings, Yancey paints a picture of Israel's God - and ours - that fills in the blanks of a solely New Testament vision of the Almighty.

As he reconnects for us the strong, sinuous chords that bind the Old and New Testaments, Yancey reclaims the Reformers' deep sense of unity between the two. Most important, he says, listening to the Scriptures that Jesus so revered gives believers a profound new understanding of Christ, the Cornerstone of the new covenant. 

"The more we comprehend the Old Testament," Yancey writes, "the more we comprehend Jesus." 

©1999 Philip D. Yancey (P)1999 Zondervan

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  • Bruce
  • 16-01-19

Another Eyeopener

Yancey is the master of making the same verses and book we’ve read for years come alive in new ways.
His insights and humble personal testimony hold the reader through the entire book.
I’m not sure I took a breath.

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  • Larry
  • 09-11-21

Excellent Book!

Excellent book! The author covers each major section of the Old Testament—the Bible Jesus read—and relates them to Jesus and his day, as well as to the present day. Excellent narrator. I especially enjoyed the last chapter in which the author describes a presentation of Handel’s Messiah in grand terms and relates the scope of its message to the theme of the entire Bible, and its central figure, that of Jesus Christ the Messiah.