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Summary

Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events, and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it?

Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome". If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives.

The whole thing is put in usable order - a history of God's redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.

©2008 Sandra L. Richter (P)2018 Tantor

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This book expanded my mind. It insightfully presents history, tradition and truth with impunity. Thank you.

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  • Nova D. Holme
  • 04-08-19

Loved it so much I read it twice

The author does a great job of organizing the Old Testament around key theological frameworks (eg, the covenants) and contextualizing the stories for modern western Christians. Highly recommended! A friend who bought the book based on my recommendation devoured it in two days. We both thought it was hard to put down

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  • Ryan Favors
  • 14-10-21

Pretty good for a Methodist

Dr. Sarah Richter is a great scholar in the Old Testament. For the most part it was pretty good. Being a Reformed Baptist, high feel like I could detect her Methodism, which at times was hard to swallow, but at least now, you know the perspectives of the reviewer, and (I think) the author of the work.

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  • OSU Cowboy
  • 27-07-21

Great overview of the structure Bible

Great overview of the structure and purpose of the Hebrew Bible and how it connects to the New Testament

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  • Ritz
  • 30-01-21

Superb!!!

Every serious Christian must read this book! Awesome & amazing!! It helps me understand the Old Testament in a deeper and richer way! 2 thumbs up!!

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  • Didi
  • 22-01-21

Phenomenal

A worthy read for every stage and age. What you know is stirred to life over and over again, making you fall in love with the God of the Bible all over again.

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  • Victoria Archer
  • 10-01-21

So Detailed

This was exactly what I needed. I thought I knew a good portion of the Bible as I have read it cover to cover in many different ways. But the parallels and insights she provides are nothing short of earth shattering and eye opening. Great insight.

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  • Vachap
  • 12-10-20

Loved!

So impressed I ordered the DVD and study guide! Can't wait to purchase other books by this author.

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  • Thais Dilts
  • 11-09-20

Great book but I miss the pictures

It’s a great book that explains the culture behind the bible and clarified so many bible principles. But for sure misses all the pictures, maps and tables that the narrator tells about.

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  • John G Banks
  • 10-06-22

Enjoyed the reading

Clearly one I will listen to several times. Very good. So good I may consider getting the physical book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-22

Essential Christian Reading

My closet is now tidy and better organized thanks to the good Doctor.

Highly recommend this book to anyone no matter where you are in your spiritual walk.