Jesus On Every Page
Summary: Jesus is not simply a New Testament character. John 5 says, "You search the Scriptures for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me...For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me." With that Murray opens the Scriptures and shows us how Jesus is found on every page in the Bible; in creation, in Old Testament characters, in the law, in the prophets, the covenants, the pictures, the wisdom of Proverbs and of course in the Psalms.
Personal Thoughts: I have never read a book like this one. I confess, it's not a book I would generally pick up, but I'm very fond of the author and so I gave it a try. Ironically, this book has now become my top read of the year. I have learned so much! With every paragraph I read, old things became new in front of my eyes and heart. I'm reading the Old Testament differently now. I'm hunting for Christ in the pages. Dr. Murray has done so much of the heavy work through this book, and has given me all the hints of where I'm going to find my Savior in those Old Testament books. Dr. Murray may be a professor of Old Testament studies in a seminary, but he didn't write in a 'scholarly' way. He wrote this book using regular language for regular people like you and me.
I have over 4 pages of quotes...how will I pick one???
Quote: Remember, Old Testament believers read their Bible to find out about the Savior, just as we do.
A Creator from Genesis
An Emancipator from Exodus
A Priest and a Sacrifice from Leviticus
A Guide from Numbers
A Covenanter from Deuteronomy
A Captain from Joshua
A Judge from Judges
A Redeemer from Ruth
A King from Samuel, Kings and Chronicles
A Rebuilder from Ezra and Nehemiah
An Innocent Sufferer from Job
A Worship Leader from Psalms
The Wise One from Proverbs
--pg 180, 181