This book is an extremely helpful aid to the pastor who wants to avoid the moralizing of much older preaching and the psychologizing of much modern preaching. This shows the way to preach the gospel of Christ from every part of the Bible.
Drew pursues Christ in the history, wisdom, law, prophecy, and poetry of the Old Testament. This work makes a persuasive case for the continuing relevance of the Old Testament to modern Christians faith and lives.
Charles D. Drew (BA, Harvard University; MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia) serves as the Senior Pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Manhattan. He and his wife, Jean, have two grown children.
Christians have a difficult time with the Old Testament. First, they need to be convinced that it is relevant to their faith and life. Second, they need help to read this ancient book according to its divinely-given intention. Charles Drews Ancient Love Song is a well-written and persuasive case for the continuing relevance of the Old Testament. At the heart of the Old Testament, according to Drew, is Jesus Christ himself! Drew pursues Christ in the history, wisdom, law, prophecy, and poetry of the Old Testament, and in the process we are invited to a life-long meditation on what constitutes more than three-quarters of Gods Word. Ancient Love Song deserves wide circulation because it can enrich every believers relationship to the Bible.
Here at last may be a book that many have been waiting for. . . . [The Ancient Love Song is] an engaging and readable book that will help many understand the Old Testament betterand learn how to meet Christ in it.