Christian Faith in the Old Testament: The Bible of the Apostles   -     By: Gareth Lee Cockerill
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Christian Faith in the Old Testament: The Bible of the Apostles

Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Paperback

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Sometimes it is easy to view the Old Testament as difficult to apply to our day-to-day lives. As contemporary Christians, we may even wonder whether it is possible for us to establish our apostolic roots in the Old Testament.

Christian Faith in the Old Testament helps us complete this daunting task with ease. In this intriguing and informative study, Gareth Lee Cockerill helps us view the New Testament as a fulfillment of the Old Testament, giving us a broad perspective on Scripture as a whole. In language that is easily accessible to the layperson, Gareth explores the role of each major part of the Old Testament Canon and what part each plays in the total scope of biblical revelation. Additionally, Christian Faith in the Old Testament offers important guidance to contemporary believers about how each part of the Old Testament Canon applies today. This book is the perfect choice for intelligent modern Christians looking to discover their apostolic roots in the Old Testament.

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  • Understand how the Old Testament applies to life today
  • Discover the contemporary Christian's apostolic roots in the Old Testament
  • Gain a broad perspective on Scripture as a whole

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1401677355
ISBN-13: 9781401677350
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Gareth Lee Cockerill has taught at Wesley Biblical Seminary for more than twenty-five years and currently serves as the Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology. He worked as the New Testament Editor for The Wesley Bible: A Personal Study Bible for Holy Living, Thomas Nelson, 1990. He and his wife, Rosa, live in Jackson, Mississippi.

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  1. LOOK CLOSELY
    Age: 55-65
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Astounding!
    March 12, 2014
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    Age: 55-65
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    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5

    This book is "the big picture" of what makes Christianity Christianity. It's really a great book that will build up the faith of anyone who reads it.

    Christian Faith in the Old Testament puts the whole Bible together in a way that both young believers and theologians alike will appreciate. No matter what your denominational or theological persuasion, this book presents the building blocks of the Christian faith with devotional depths of insight that any thirsty believer will enjoy.

    This book will not only give you the immediate sense that the Bible is truly the infallible Word of God, but that God is now at work in people's lives through Jesus, who is in Himself the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures (Luke 24:25-27).

    This book reminds me of a verse in Isaiah: "Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me" (Isaiah 46:9).

    What an astounding God!

    If you want to know the Bible, and if you want to know the God of the Bible, read this book. Then pass it on to someone else!

  2. Jimmy Reagan
    West Union, OH
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book!
    March 7, 2014
    Jimmy Reagan
    West Union, OH
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    When the Apostles turned to their Bible, what was it for them? In clear, accessible style, Gareth Lee Cockerill shows us that it is what we call the Old Testament. More than that, he rescues the Old Testament from the oblivion that some would banish it to. He discusses it with gusto because he believes it is critical for Christians today. Unlike many scholars, he follows what the New Testament told Christians to do with the Old Testament–1 Corinthians 10:11 “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.“–that is, mine its pages for great spiritual treasure! Thank you Mr. Cockerill.

    This book succeeds on every level. It accomplishes its goal of reigniting passion for the Old Testament. In reading it you get a good overview or even an Old Testament survey. Even better, you get it without the dryness that some scholars are ever handicapped to write with. As a substantial bonus, and what separates this book from many competitors, there is real application for the Bible student or pastor scattered all along the way. The Charts added real value as well. They actually taught something. I was particularly blessed as seeing the parts and the whole in a better way.

    The Appendix on “Why are these books in our Old Testament?” was exceptional. With all the critical questions on the Canon being thrown around today, I can hardly think of a more succinct presentation. He lands where many of us believe. In a small compass you really got the help you need.

    I enjoyed reading this volume straight through, now it will find its way onto my shelves for reference when I begin study of a new book. Such books have always proven a great boon to me.

    I read this book thinking I wish more scholars wrote this way. On every page I felt that Mr. Cockerill believes– he really believes! That is more of a problem in the scholarly world than some realize. I know he is a respected scholar because he has recently released a major commentary on Hebrews (that makes sense) in the prestigious NICNT series. I want to get that book now too.

    A+ all the way here. I recommend it for Bible teachers and pastors, but studious layman can handle it too. Master this volume’s contents and a better Bible understanding you will have.

    I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

  3. gcw1
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    Christian Faith in the Old Testament
    February 24, 2014
    gcw1
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    CHRISTIAN FAITH IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
    The Bible of the Apostles
    By Gareth Lee Cockerill
    We sometimes think or have been told that we do not have to be concerned about the Old Testament; this book will change that way of thinking. Gareth Lee Cockerill gives new insight to the Old Testament and how it applies to life today. He explains how it points to salvation through Jesus Christ and gives a new understanding to the things that took place in the Old Testament. Gareth includes Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Prophets for a complete coverage of the Old Testament. He uses charts and diagrams to help you understand the things that took place throughout the old testaments. In the last chapter, he brings the New Testament and Old Testament together in the way the Bible is intended. Discover the source of the apostolic truth of the Old Testament and why the old testament is just as important as the New Testament.
    God has great plans for our lives and wants us to understand his plan. We need to understand His word to get this understanding and I feel this book will help. Remember God's word is the whole Bible not just parts.
    I found the book thought provoking and inspirational. The book is easy to read and understand, I recommend it for all who desire a better understanding of God's word.
    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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