Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Book Recommendation

I have appreciated Dr. G.K. Beale's work for a while now. I was introduced to his writings in a baptism by fire sort of approach when I was assigned his book, The Temple and the Church's Mission as part of my first DMin seminar. I can't say I read it quickly, but I read it - all 458 pages! That book has influenced my thought on Biblical Theology probably more than any other single volume I've read. I have recommended his book before but the reality is, the length and some of the technical portions keep many readers from making it through. 

When I saw his new book, God Dwells Among Us, I was thrilled. This book is the filleted version of The Temple and the Church's Mission. The essence of the arguments are explained in terms that any layman can get but the depth of theology is still outstanding. Weighing in at 215 pages and 11 accessible chapters, this book is one that belongs on your reading list. 

You may not agree with every assertion in the book but I can promise you that you will have a perspective introduced that is both helpful and one that inspires worship. I am a big fan of seeing the "Big Picture." This book will help you see how the first 2 chapters of your Bible are connected with the last 2 pages. 

Buy it. Read it. You will be glad you did.