In Deuteronomy Moses speaks as a futurist, forecasting the challenges that coming generations of Israel will face and applying God's covenant word to new situations. Reading Deuteronomy is like standing with Israel before Moses. He addresses us as a future generation of the covenant people of God who have passed over Jordan into the good land-and yet still struggle with temptations and opposing forces. In The Message of Deuteronomy Raymond Brown guides Christians to hear and appreciate the timeless relevance of this message from the plains of Moab. God's Law comes alive again as a guide to good living, as a call to wholehearted repentance, and as a promise of healing restoration under God's merciful hand. Raymond Brown is former principal of Spurgeon's College in London. He has recently retired from serving as pastor of Victoria Baptist Church in Eastbourne, England, to devote himself to writing and speaking.
Reading Deuteronomy can be like standing before Israel with Moses, hearing him address us as a future generation of the covenant people of God. Though we may have passed over the Jordan into the good land, we still struggle with temptations and opposition. Raymond Brown's The Message of Deuteronomy guides Christians to hear and appreciate the timeless relevance of this message from the Plains of Moab. His compilation of impertant historical and biblican background complements his even-handed, penetrating commentary without overwhelming his readable style. A great gift for the experienced and the beginning Bible reader.
Raymond Brown was formerly principal of Spurgeon's College in London, England, and he has also served in several pastorates. He is the author of and several volumes in IVP's Bible Speaks Today series.