Robert (Bob) Dallmann was born in a small town in upstate New York, and lived a bit of a "wild life" until late 1983. In December of 1983, Bob repented of his sinful ways, and accepted Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection for him. Since that time, Bob has sought to live a fully devoted Christ-glorifying life. The following is a list of some of the things that have helped create Bob's writing style:
* Attended Bible School * Billy Graham Crusades - Counseling Supervisor - Buffalo, NY crusades * Full-time ministry in New York City (streets, homeless outreach, etc.) -(Bob lived in NYC four years doing evangelism throughout the Big Apple) * Several short-term missionary trips (Africa, Europe, North America) * Evangelism * Preaching and teaching * Actively involved in internet and literature ministry * Prison ministry * Involvement with international students outreaches * Counter-cult ministry outreaches * Martial arts ministry (training since 1984) * Children's ministries
Bob's love for Jesus Christ and the Bible combined with his years of varied experience and unique way of looking at things, make for very interesting reading.
Here are links to the ministries that Bob helps to lead:
I may be tough on the author to prove my objectivity, as this book was a gift which he was honest in asking me to rate. Jesus, my Melchizedek, obviously gets as many stars as I've got to give for eternity. So far as the book points to Him, these are thoughts worth dwelling on.
The author's lesson is well thought out and biblically based, and if the tone of a lesson on a particular topic is what he wanted, he's got it. I could have been drawn into the topic a little more by how he chose it, how this particular aspect of Christ's glory captivated him, and how the principles of this area have continued to draw him in. There aren't many illustrations to draw in the reader if this area is not at the epicenter of his or her interest.
While conducting research for a different project I was reminded of Melchisedec. I was powerfully moved by the fact that the Bible says that Jesus' High Priestly ministry was patterned after Melchisedec.
He is mentioned by name only eleven (11) times in the Bible and seven (7) of these state that Jesus' ministry is patterned after Melchisedec!
It was a great joy writing this book, and the character study that has resulted in "Melchisedec - A Character Study" has deepened my understanding of Jesus and has strengthened my faith. I pray that reading this book will do likewise for you.
Was Melchisedec really Jesus? Was he a pre-incarnate manifestation of the Son of God? There is much written in the book of Hebrews to indicate that Melchisedec was a "High Priest," but was he the same person as Jesus Christ?
In "Melchisedec-A Character Study" Robert Dallmann addresses Melchisedec and if, in fact, he was a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ. Mr. Dallmann's conclusion is that Melchisedec and Jesus are one and the same.
This book presents facts and Biblical evidence to support his conclusion. It certainly caused me to think deeply about the subject. Having been raised in a family with both Catholic and Protestant influences, I read this character study with great interest. The book is very deep and the information is clearly presented. It is a study which each reader must consider for themselves.
No matter what conclusion or prior influence the reader of this book draws upon, there is no denying that Melchisedec is an extremely important figure in the Bible. Mr. Dallmann presents his beliefs with great sincerity and depth. He certainly caused me to view the subject as I have not in the past. For that reason, I feel this book is a worthy read.
*With special thanks to Robert Dallmann for providing me with a review copy of this book
Loved this study on Melchisedec. If you've wondered who is Melchisedec, the man who the Bible only mentions somewhat, read this book study and it will help you to figure it out. Or at least help you study on who Melchisedec is. Is he a pre-incarnate of Jesus? Read to find out.
I won this book via a good-reads giveaway contest. This book is an interesting comparison of Melchisedec and Jesus Christ. The author sheds light on this mysterious character in the Bible, Melchisedec is only mentioned a mere handful of times in the Bible, 2x in the OT and in one entire chapter In Hebrews in the NT. I would recommend all to read this. Many times we remember the stories of the Biblical historical figures that are constantly spoken of (Abraham, Lot, Noah, Moses, Jesus, John, Luke, Mark, Mary, Samaritan woman, etc ) yet we forget the roles of other individuals whom were of significance.
A closer look at Melchisidec brings deeper understanding of Jesus and God's plan of salvation. The author makes a strong case for Melchiisidec being a pre-incarnate appearance of Christ, and the passages used enable Christians to recognize God's direction and power from Genesis throughout the entire Bible. Well-researched and written, 5 stars.
The occasional times I ever considered Melchisedek I would be puzzled who He might be. When I came across this book I was intrigued and decided to read it. The author makes it very clear that Melchisedek is none other than Jesus Himself. All of my questions have been answered. It is so clear that what the Bible says is true!
The author writes this book under the premise that Melchisedec is a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus Christ. To the author's credit, he does state at the end of the book, that this belief is not a requirement to the believer. I do believe in pre-incarnate appearances of Jesus, but I did not end up convinced of this one. Whether you end up convinced or not, this book is full of scripture references that you can use for personal study. I received a copy of the book for review purposes.
I have to admit, previously I glanced over the character of Melchisedec in the Bible, mainly due to my lack of understanding. But this study makes the case that he was not just a “mere king” but the pre-incarceration of Jesus. The author uses scripture to clearly show the servanthood, and the continual and consecrated life of our High Priest.
This is a detailed and thorough look at the Priest Melchisedec.
Little is known about him and the books Genesis and Hebrews is where this author concentrates on getting his information and putting his case across.
This is a character study, not a novel or formatted to read through as a piece of non-fiction as you might be used too, but a format that breaks down the scripture and tries to join the dots up regarding the authors clear argument of what he believes the Bible tells us about Melchisedec. What is very clear is the author's clear conviction and he does go to great length to describe this and back it up.
As a reader, I didn't feel he shared the information in a way where it was clearly explained so I could search the scriptures myself, it was as though I was being told what to believe and not explained to or helped as a student of a character study to discover the scripture myself. This was a character study so I expected a bit more of a studious stance to it but for me it didn't come across that way. The author clearly assumes [and quite rightly] that you have a deep instinctive knowledge of the scriptures and arguments for this case before you read his notes.
For an ebook of 77 pages there is an awful lot packed in and I found I had to really take my time to read this through.
I may not share all of what the author's conclusions were and I would not recommend this if you were a new Christian starting out, maybe if your a bit more further along in your study then I would highly recommend this.