According to Plan

According to Plan : The Unfolding Revelation Of God In The Bible

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Do you long to get an overall grasp of the Bible? Do you want to venture beyond your favourite passages and explore the Bible as a whole? Would you like to know how the Old Testament builds up to the coming of Jesus?

Whether you're a church leader, theology student or simply eager to know your Bible better, here's the book for you. In short, pithy chapters, assisted by easy-to-follow visual layouts, it shows how the Bible fits together as the unfolding story of God's plan of salvation.

Jesus Christ is the link between every part of the Bible and ourselves, says Graeme Goldsworthy. This book shows you how the Old Testament builds up to the coming of Jesus. Work through it and you'll read the Bible with fresh insight.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 251 pages
  • 154 x 224 x 20mm | 404g
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844740129
  • 9781844740123
  • 41,346

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The strength of According to Plan is its accessibility to the layperson. Other books that seek to develop a biblical theology make for thick reading. Goldsworthy avoids delving into intricate exegetical details. Instead, he seeks to provide his readers with an overall grasp of biblical theology. He focuses on the "big picture." [...]
The second strength of According to Plan is its Christ-centeredness. Goldsworthy emphasizes again and again that Christ is the one to whom all the Scriptures testify. God reveals himself primarily in Jesus Christ, showing us what the promises of the Old Testament are about. -- Trevin Wax * The Gospel Coalition * If you are a leader in a church, this book is a must read. It will greatly inform your exegesis, preaching, and teaching. -- Nicholas Piotrowski, Professor of Biblical Studies at Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis * 9Marks * This book will be of real value to theological students, especially those beginning to study biblical theology. It is set out as a study manual with chapter summaries, brief one-sentence summaries of sections within chapters, diagrams (some more helpful than others), questions and suggestions for further reading... this is a very fine book and should have a wide readership. -- Geoffrey Grogan * Themelios *
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About Graeme Goldsworthy

Graeme Goldsworthy is an Australian Anglican and Old Testament scholar. He was formerly lecturer in Old Testament, biblical theology and hermeneutics at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of According to Plan, Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture, Gospel & Kingdom, The Gospel in Revelation, and The Gospel and Wisdom. He has an MA from Cambridge University and a ThM and PhD from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
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If you want an easy-to-read, engaging and informative text on the Biblical meta narrative, you won't find a much better place to start! Set out in topical chapters which finish with summary questions to help you review and extend your understandings. Suitable for theology students or merely those interested in how each part of the Bible is relevant to the overall whole.show more
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