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On the Old Testament (A Book You'll Actually Read #4)

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Packed with big truth, this little book on the Old Testament can be read in roughly one hour, making it a book you'll actually read. Mark Driscoll, one of America's most influential pastors, answers the nine most common questions about the Old Testament-questions about authorship, what Jesus says about the Old Testament, how the Old Testament books were chosen as Scripture...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published June 9th 2008 by Crossway Books
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John Wiley
This past summer [2011] I had the opportunity to listen to probably at least 30 sermons while at work, many of which were preached by one of the most popular preachers, Mark Driscoll. Recently, I had the opportunity to read a short book he authored "On the Old Testament: A Book You'll Actually Read." It's part of a series of concise books about various Biblic al topics, done so in a very easy-to-read style. Here are a few observations of this book...
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Broc Christian
This was a great quick read on the basics of the Old Testament. He covers commonly asked questions about the OT and then goes into briefly explaining each book of the bible and how it relates to the rest of the Bible. Good reference for someone new to the Bible or a good review for Christians. I really like the end of the book because he gives a lot of study/references recommendations regarding other topics.
This book is "background" information on the OT, it's how the books were selected, how we know that they are biblical, highlights in the book as a whole, why the OT is important to us today, etc. It's a small book easy to read. I read it in about 2 hours.
Another helpful little book - filled me with a fresh desire to get into the Old Testament! A great book for a new Christian or someone who has never taken the Bible seriously before. And the appendix on 'Building a Theological Library' is a hidden gem.
This is a great little book for anyone who wants a basic introduction to understanding the Old Testament. Mark Driscoll is awesome.
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Great little concise book on the importance of the Old Testament, as well as good historical facts about it's creation.
This is a really good, and short, book that gives an overview of the entire Old Testament.
good introduction and will be a go-to resource for me/others.
Caroline Fontenot
Pretty interesting but more boring than I expected.
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Mark A. Driscoll is the founder and teaching pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, as well as the co-founder of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network where he also served as President for a short period. Driscoll continues to serve on the board of Acts 29. He has contributed to the "Faith and Values"...more
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