Many people have hardly difficulty accepting the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament, along with the mission of the early Church throughout the New Testament. However, on the flip side of the coin, people struggle mightily with God’s behaviors, actions and representatives in the Old Testament. Why is that so?
Is the God of the OT the same God of the NT? Why does it seem that the Testaments are polar opposite portrayals of God? Well, these are questions that Dr. Walter Kaiser addresses in this book.
This book is written by a scholar for non-scholars. There are not enough books like this out today. The majority of people who are children of God are not scholars, nor will they be. Therefore, they need topical helps on subject matter of theology. Kaiser has done just that with this great reference tool.
This book will educate you on many head-scratching matters in the Old Testament such as genocide, polygamy, wars, evil, darkness, etc. This book begs those who have questions to come & find answers that are educational, scholarly, and understandable. The interpretations explained by Kaiser on genres of the Old Testament are highly helpful.
Before reading this book, one may not consider themselves a theologian, but upon reading this book, they may be on the brink of finding theology something to really thrive on & pursue in their heart & mind.
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