Thursday, May 5, 2016

How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All its Worth by Christopher Wright

This made for a decent introduction for preachers/teachers.

Christopher Wright does a good job explaining why we need to include the Old Testament writings during sermons and teachings. But I didn't find it to be anything more exciting than that.

Don't get me wrong, this is a good book. It is well written and very persuasive. My issue is that I've already been surrounded by sermons and teachings that actually do include and some even primarily from the Old Testament.

I must be living in a bubble where the entire Bible is used to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. Are there truly that many churches and preachers who completely ignore the Old Testament every year that Wright felt this book was warranted? Forgive me, but that's not the case for me.

This would make a great book for someone studying to become a preacher or for someone looking for the basic connections between the Old and New Testaments.

It does a good job in connecting the Whats with the Hows. In other words, Wright is such a good writer that he gives pointers in connecting what you learn from the Old Testament, connecting it to Jesus, and then applying it to your life.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zondervan Publishing.

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