On the Old Testament  -     By: Mark Driscoll
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On the Old Testament

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2008 / Paperback

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In this small book, Mark Driscoll answers nine of the most common questions related to the Old Testament, writing with engaging clarity and simplicity.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 5.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 143350135X
ISBN-13: 9781433501357
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Series: A Book You'll Actually Read

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Publisher's Description

Clear, biblical answers to some of the most common questions about the Old Testament–all in one concise book you'll actually read!

Author Bio

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, a multi-site congregation based in Seattle that spans 15 locations in five states. He is the founder of Resurgence (theResurgence.com), co-founder of the Acts 29 Network, and the author of numerous books, including the #1 New York Times best-selling Real Marriage, co-written with his wife Grace. Pastor Mark’s sermons reach millions of listeners online, and in 2010 Preaching magazine named him one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years. Pastor Mark and his wife have five children.

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Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, has put together a unique series of books. This series is called “A Book You’ll Actually Read.” The intention of this series is obviously in the title. Driscoll’s hope is to put a summary of each of these topics into a readable and digestible form in order for the reader to complete the book in one sitting (an hour?).

I read “On The Old Testament.” I really appreciated Driscoll’s clarity, conciseness and excellence. In the books on the New and Old Testaments he starts out answering 9 “common questions” regarding each Testament. Such questions involve: authorship, trustworthiness, canonicity, etc. Driscoll then covers another section on how to read the various books of the Bible highlighting the different types of literature (history, wisdom, Gospels, Epistles, etc.). Lastly, he concludes both of these books with a very helpful section on “How to Build a Theological Library.” The books he lists in these sections are all solid and worth having in any home or church library.

This series is a great resource for individuals and churches. I highly recommend these books for new believers or young believers (teens, especially). Driscoll really presents these subjects in a very readable and easy to understand format without sacrificing solid biblical content. For those familiar with Driscoll, he also avoids some of the more controversial styles or content that he has been known for in the past. Instead he lets the content of Truth remain the sole area of controversy. These are great books to give away and/or stock in your library…and costing around $10 retail – they are affordable, too. - Pastor Todd Burgett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Endorsements for the A Book You’ll Actually Read series

“Mark has a gift of taking weighty ideas and expressing them in clear and lively language.” Bruce A. Ware, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Serious, informed, reverent, but not technical discussions of great themes.” D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Simply and superbly written! Mark Driscoll has given us tools that can be placed in the hands of a skeptic or seeker, a new believer or mature saint.” Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

“These accessible books will encourage believers to see that theology is not an afterthought in the mission of God and the life of his church.” Ed Stetzer, Director of LifeWay Research

“These books are well worth an hour of your time.” Craig Groeschel, Founding Pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of Confessions of a Pastor

Author Bio

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, one of the fastest-growing churches in America. He is president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network and is the author of several books, including Vintage Jesus.

Publisher Description

Packed with big truth, this little book on the Old Testament can be read in roughly one hour, making it a book you’ll actually read. Mark Driscoll, one of America’s most influential pastors, answers the nine most common questions about the Old Testament—questions about authorship, what Jesus says about the Old Testament, how the Old Testament books were chosen as Scripture, and more—and gives an overview of the various kinds of Old Testament literature. Two appendices include a comprehensive list of further resources and a checklist for reading through the entire Old Testament.

On the Old Testament is part of a series of inexpensive and accessible books that give clear, biblical answers to difficult theological questions and controversies. Through this series readers will get a solid and simple introduction to the Bible by investing just a little time.

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