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

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Mark Driscoll 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, and 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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A good help to get started on understanding the OT, but the length prevents it from being anything more than that. From what I understand, these small books started as pamphlets that were given out at Mars Hill Church. So it helps to realize that they were never meant to be more than that. I can imagine it would be a good resource for new believers just getting into Bible reading, if it's still possible to get your hands on any of these small books.
C.H.E. Sadaphal
The bottom line: A brief, concise introduction to the Old Testament that answers many common questions and provides a path for future study.

On the Old Testament can be thought of as a starter kit for anyone who wants to get serious about OT study. This book is not an all-inclusive guide that lays a foundation of biblical knowledge. It is a blueprint for further study ...
Great synopsis on what the Old Testament is, why it's important and how it fits into God's bigger picture!
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"
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