"God's Appointed Times" is a Bible background type book, but it's also for those who believe Yeshua is the Messiah who wish to celebrate these Feasts. The book covered Sabbath, Passover, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the Feast of Tabernacles, Hanukkah, and Purim.
This book quoted some of the Bible verses in the Old Testament where God commands the people about these feasts and holy days. He gave the details about how observant Jews celebrate these feasts today. I liked how he explained the meaning behind each act, so it wasn't just meaningless ritual. He then pointed out places in the New Testament that referred to these Feasts, and he suggests how these Feasts are fulfilled in Yeshua, the Messiah. Finally, he suggested ways to modify the modern Feast celebrations to suit Messianic followers and included a couple recipes, songs, and related crafts.
The information given for the Spring Feasts is much what I've heard before, though I liked how he said Sabbath was for remembering that God is our Creator and our rest is in Him. However, the author believes that the Fall Feasts are related to Yeshua's birth as well as His Second Coming. I see how they will be fulfilled in the the Second Coming, but there are several reasons why I'm not convinced they also mark Jesus' birth.
If you are interested in celebrating these feasts as a way to celebrate what Yeshua has done for us, then this book is very useful. However, if you're mainly interested in the mentions of the feasts in the Bible and how Yeshua fulfills the feasts, I think I'd recommend "The Feasts of the Lord" by Kevin Howard and Marvin Rosenthal, instead.
This is an excellent resource for those wishing to understand God's revelation of His plan through the feasts of Israel. Barney Kasdan writes in an easy-to-read format. It wasn't until I read this book that I understood the deeper meaning of communion (the Lord's supper). By understanding Passover and its significance in God's plan, I understood that the cup we drink from in the communion service was the Cup of Redemption in the Passover seder. All of the feasts point to Messiah. This little book will enrich your faith. I have purchased dozens over the years to give them to friends. Excellent resource!!
This book explains the Biblical, historical and current practices of God's appointed feasts, and gives instruction for believers in Messiah who want to celebrate either at home or with a local congregation.It does a lot of demystification and provides practical tips, including recipes.It's a must.