Far as the Curse is Found is a retelling of the biblical story of God's unfolding covenant from creation to new creation. Readers are led to wonder anew at the redemptive work of God in our own history, in our own human flesh. Pastors, students, and those interested in biblical theology are among the many that will gain fresh insight into the biblical story of redemption.
The Christian religion is the historical unfolding of Gods covenantal involvement in this world, the culmination of which is Gods coming into this world in the person of Jesus Christ. Far as the Curse is Found is a retelling of the biblical story of Gods unfolding covenant from creation to new creation. Readers are led to wonder anew at the redemptive work of God in our own history, in our own human flesh. Pastors, students, and those interested in biblical theology are among the many who will gain fresh insight into the biblical story of redemption.
Michael D. Williams (MTS, Harvard Divinity School; MDiv, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary; PhD, University of Toronto) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. He was professor of theology at Dordt College for six years before joining the Covenant faculty. Dr. Williams is author of This World Is Not My Home and coauthor, with Robert A. Peterson, of Why I Am Not an Arminian. He is also highly regarded for his insightful articles on the nature of theology, theological method, history, and homosexuality.
I can't think of anything more important for the preaching, teaching, and study of the Bible today than that students of that Word be immersed in the wonderful, beautiful, and powerful story of God's covenant. Mike Williams has made a valuable contribution to this end. . . . Drawing from a wide range of Reformed and evangelical scholarship, and rooting his discussion firmly in the Scriptures themselves, his account is unique in its approach, thorough in its development, compelling in its argument, and timely in its arrival. I recommend it highly.
Has not everything been said about covenant theology? One might have thought so, until reading Michael Williams Far As the Curse Is Found . . . the book combines four emphases in a remarkably fresh way: exegetical faithfulness, biblical-theological wisdom, awareness of contributions already made, and evangelistic and pastoral fire. I am not aware of anything quite like it. What a wonderful book!
When I used a prepublication copy to teach seminary students, they found the book to be reader-friendly and the story of the intimate connection between creation and redemption easy to follow. They were deeply moved by the power of the Bibles own covenant narrative. Some were surprised to be opened to new ways of looking at God, his world, salvation, and themselves. The book is clear, thoughtful, and faithful to Scripture.
Must reading for pastors and lay people alike. If you want to get the big picture of the whole Bible, take a look at this work.