"Morales's work models impeccable biblical scholarship while at the same time demonstrates the practical and ongoing relevance of the theology of the Pentateuch (and Leviticus in particular) for Christ-centered, biblically-grounded gospel preaching."
"A persuasive and perceptive exploration of Leviticus in its canonical setting which, in the final analysis, has potential to propagate engagement with this oft-neglected book. . . . Who Shall Ascend offers preachers a broad conceptual understanding of the book that will nicely complement standard commentaries."
"Morales has done a great service for the church by providing an accessible theology of Leviticus that removes much of the intimidating mystique surrounding Israels tabernacle and sacrificial administration. Not only that, Morales has also made a significant contribution to Pentateuchal studies as he readdresses the significance of the cosmological background to Israels cultic system. The final result is a beautiful, literary-canonical reading of Leviticus that is sure to provide the church with a theological entry in the book of Leviticus."
"There are many excellent books on Leviticus, which has been something of a cottage industry of late. Few studies, though, place Leviticus in so rich a biblical context, and few point so clearly to Christian uses of the book. Aspiring students of Leviticus would do well to begin here."
"Morales convincingly reads Leviticus as solving these problems through the Levitical approach to the house of God (Leviticus 110), cleansing of the house of God (1116), and meeting with God (1727). Levitical worship is obsolete today, but Morales demonstrates its significance to those entering God's presence through a better way."
"Today it is not uncommon to discover that Christians consider OT books like Leviticus boring or worse, irrelevant. But this new book by Michael Morales demonstrates that Leviticus brings us face to face with the central question of our existence: How can creatures of dust become members of God's household forever? Join Morales as he walks you through the theology of Leviticus in order to answer this critical question."
"Not only does Morales do an incredible job of broadly overviewing Leviticus and connecting the dots between the Testaments, but Morales' book helps me to want to read the Bible even more. And if a book can help fuel that desire, then it's worth reading. . . . There are a number of good volumes in the NSBT series, and this is one of the best."
"There are a number of titles in this series that I have found extremely helpful. This is definitely one of those titles. . . . Why do I recommend it? Many Christians who try to read through the Bible stumble when they get to Leviticus because they don't understand what is going on. They then skip the book that is at the structural and theological heart of the Torah. . . . If you enjoy books that help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and provide numerous 'Aha!' moments, put this book on your reading list."
"Leviticus is an oft-ignored book, shunted to the side in popular devotional reading and preaching largely because it appears to the book of arcane, pointless laws connected to the now-defunct sacrificial system. This is tragic because Leviticus is the heart of the first five books of the Bible and, in many ways, the heart of the story-line of the Bible. Morales aims to open up the dense, confusing text by placing it in the broader story of the Scripture. Drawing on many of the advances in our study of the Ancient Near East as well as our understanding of the narrative structure of Genesis, Exodus, and so forth, the sacrificial system of Leviticus stands as the answer to the question, 'Who shall ascend to the Mountain of the Lord?' . . . It's really a fantastic bit of biblical theology that's illuminating, not only for the way you read Leviticus, but Genesis, Exodus, and the whole story-line of Scripture."
"Michael Morales has written an excellent book, Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord? A Biblical Theology of Leviticus (IVP), that I hope will help people to better understand the purpose of Leviticus, and in particular the nature of true biblical worship. Highly recommended."
"I agree fully with the endorsement of D. A. Carson that this volume will spawn some excellent sermons on Leviticus. Research of the Bible in this way shows that academic study of the Bible stands in the service of the devotion of God."