“This solid text is a blessing to teachers, students, and believers of the Bible.”
—Marcia Mount Shoop, Associate Pastor for Education, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, California.
“Here at last is a book that is scholarly yet accessible, brief yet thorough, and deals with age-old themes in a contemporary manner. Professor March has done the church a great favor in providing a book that will lead to a greater understanding of Holy Scripture, both for those new to the faith as well as those who have been nurtured in the church through the years.”
—Stephen R. Montgomery, Pastor, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee
“This book is truly a gift to the church in an age of increased biblical illiteracy and in a time when few appreciate the intimate relationship between Old and New Testaments. Anyone who is looking for an introduction to great theological subjects of Scripture and to Scripture itself should look no further than this book.”
—Jerome F. D. Creach, Robert C. Holland Associate Professor of Old Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
This first volume in an exciting new series for laity provides an accessible study of some of the Bible’s most important themes. Respected professor and author Eugene March traces the understanding of key themes through the Old and New Testaments, such as God, covenant, and sin, and demonstrates their importance for Christian life today. Discussion questions are included in each chapter to enhance the usefulness of this book for church study groups.
The themes discussed in Volume One are God, covenant, humanity, sin, law, Messiah, Spirit, grace, salvation, people of God, worship, service, and reign of God.
W. Eugene March is A. B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the author of The Wide, Wide Circle of Divine Love, Israel and the Politics of Land, and The Mighty Acts of God, rev. ed., all from Westminster John Knox Press.