New to the Bible? One Lord, One Plan, One People will help you uncover what the Bible is all about as it takes you on a journey from Genesis to Revelation, pointing out the main features of each book.
Want to know how the Bible fits together? One Lord, One Plan, One People will show you how the Bible is not a collection of random stories, but that all its sixty-six books focus on Jesus, the one Lord who is the terminal point of God's promises. It is the story of Jesus' life, death, resurrection, ascension, reign, and return which is the Bible's big theme. As you view the Bible through that lens, you will grasp how its individual parts interlock.
Twitchy about venturing into the Old Testament because you are unsure what its function is? One Lord, One Plan, One People will get you out of your "New-Testament only comfort zone" and into the Old Testament. You will discover how both parts of the Bible operate in tandem, with the New Testament shedding light on the Old, and the Old Testament providing the framework for understanding the New.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in Nigeria of missionary parents and converted in his late teens, Rodger Crooks is minister of Belvoir Presbyterian Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is married to Joan, and they have three grown-up children. In his down time he enjoys strong black coffee, reading history, and supporting Manchester United and the Irish rugby and cricket teams.
FROM THE PREFACE:
In the feedback from my congregation on these sixty-seven sermons (that formed the foundation for this book), many admitted that they had seen for the first time how important the Old Testament was in preparing the ground for the coming of Jesus into our world. Before that, apart from a few quick excursions in the book of Psalms, they had stuck pretty much to reading the New Testament. If this is you, then this book is designed to help you see that the Bible actually begins with Genesis and not Matthew.... As you read this book, you will make the discovery that many have made, that not only do we need the New Testament to make sense of the Old, but we also need the Old Testament to provide the framework for the New. For there is only one plan of salvation that runs through both the Testaments of the Bible, as God calls out one people to belong to him and to live under the rule of one Lord.
Click here to read an online review of this book:
BOOK REVIEW, written by Alan Hill of One Lord, One Plan, One People.