I’ve been working on a new book called “The Christian Story” that attempts to provide context to the Old Testament in terms of how Christ came to fulfill God’s promise of a Savior who would restore all creation. Thus, the entire Bible is the “Christian story,” because it is centered around Jesus Christ.
I hope to have it out in the next few months. The draft book description and cover page are below.
This is the account of God’s actions in creating and then redeeming His creation through the promise of a savior.
In the beginning, God created all things good. Yet, Adam and Eve then brought sin, decay, death, and evil into the world. In response, God promised a savior who would restore His creation. This promise begins in Genesis and is carried throughout the Old Testament, culminating in the incarnation of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Christ came in fulfillment of God’s promise and he is coming again to complete the restoration of all creation that he began with his death and resurrection.
The story of the Old Testament is therefore the “Christian story,” because all of the Bible is centered around Jesus Christ. This book traces this story from Genesis through Esther, the Pentateuch and historical books of the Old Testament, to see how God’s promises and actions for His people are fulfilled in Christ.
You’ll come away with a new appreciation for the Old Testament and how it fits within the context of God’s plans for His creation. You’ll also better understand God’s actions through Jesus Christ on behalf of all creation.