Geoffrey Grogan recommends this book for several reasons. 'First of all, it is a book of good scholarship lightly carried, written in a beautifully clear and simple style. He almost always avoids technical terms and explains them well when their use seems unavoidable.
Then the author makes clear what a practical manual Leviticus was for its Old Testament readers, covering many aspects of everyday life in Israel. He shows us that the legislation was not simply strict but also deeply compassionate.
He never allows us to forget, however, that Leviticus is part of our Christian Bible and so has importance for us too. He often starts a chapter with an illustration from modern life - showing that there are abiding principles here and that Leviticus is not as remote as we may think from our life today.
He deals helpfully with difficult passages, often indicating how they gain illumination from other parts of Scripture. But above all he warms our hearts by showing how Leviticus finds its fulfilment in Christ, and makes us face its manifold challenges to personal holiness today.'
- ISBN: 9780852348185 |
- Hardcover: 416 pages |
- Publisher: Evangelical Press |
- Publication date: Jan 29, 2007 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook