Most Old Testament survey texts focus on introducing the content of the Old Testament books with little attention to the important theological issues. It is precisely those theological issues that lie at the heart of the Christian claim that the Old Testament is the inspired Word of God. While Discovering the Old Testament is not an Old Testament theology, every chapter demonstrates the conviction of the authors that God was at work in the people and events of the Old Testament. Wesleyan perspectives on sin, salvation, grace, faith, holiness, and the hope of the believer undergird each chapter and are summarized in the theological sidebars. Both students and teachers will find Discovering the Old Testament inviting them into the message of the Old Testament. Clear and concise explanations, easy-to-read summaries, and attractive visual aids answer the questions and remove the misunderstandings that keep people from reading and enjoying the study of the Old Testament.
Every professor has to wonder, with skepticism, how much of the assigned material the students will actually read. (That is, if they have even purchased the textbook in the first place ) Whether they skim or read all of it, your students will recall the key points of the lesson if you use Discovering the Old Testament.Discovering the Old Testament defines key terms in sidebars and highlights them within the text. Each chapter includes summary statements and review questions to help students focus on what they've learned. Discovering the Old Testament combines all the elements you're looking for in a survey of the Old Testament - thorough, sound Biblical scholarship, combined with an eye-catching format and a writing style that's easy to understand. Every page is full color, in an attractive format, with maps and pictures to enhance the material.In Discovering the Old Testament, you'll find: Objectives defined for each lesson.Personal questions to help students relate the Bible to their lives.Sidebars to explain theological points.Keywords identified and defined on each page.Study questions for review of the material.Summary statements at the end of each chapter to help students focus on what they've learned.Listing of resources for further study at the end of each chapter.An eye-catching format that's attractive to the young college student. EVERY page is in full color.Short, readable chapters.
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