The Gospel According to the Old Testament series illuminates the good news of our Savior in the Old Testament books. Here you will find thoughtful, Christ-focused theology at an accessible level. This series aims to show, as Christ himself declared, that “all the Scriptures” speak of our Lord’s suffering and glorification.
From the Foreword:
“The Gospel According to the Old Testament Series is committed to the proposition that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is a unified revelation of God, and that its thematic unity is found in Christ. The individual books of the Old Testament exhibit diverse genres, styles, and individual theologies, but tying them all together is the constant foreshadowing of, and pointing forward to, Christ. Believing in the fundamentally Christocentric nature of the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament, we offer this series of studies in the Old Testament with the following aims:
- to lay out the pervasiveness of the revelation of Christ in the Old Testament
- to promote a Christ-centered reading of the Old Testament
- to encourage Christ-centered preaching and teaching from the Old Testament
To this end, the volumes in this series are written for pastors and laypeople, not scholars.”
Accordance users can obtain The Gospel According to the Old Testament series as a bundle of 18 individual volumes. Each volume is also available individually with a regular price of $14.90 each.
Gospel According to the Old Testament (18 Volumes)
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- A Journey to Wholeness: The Gospel According to Naaman’s Slave Girl (Mark Belz) (2015)
This book focuses on biblical reconciliation, both in its primary sense (as Paul uses it) and in a secondary sense, insofar as it touches on reconciliation between races, rich and poor, Jew and Gentile, the powerful and the weak, and between other alienated groups. The focus of the book is Naaman, a Syrian general, and his Jewish slave girl, whose simple testimony helped to bring about a great work of reconciliation: the salvation of her Syrian master. As the story unfolds, God’s saving power is displayed, particularly in bringing light to the Gentiles and in demonstrating the free offer of the gospel. Many Christians identify Naaman’s story with his miraculous healing in the Jordan River but fail to see the greater truth of God’s love for the Gentiles and the breadth of the gospel’s reach. Mark Belz brings understanding and encouragement to us as we see God’s great mercy at work.
- After God’s Own Heart: The Gospel According to David (Mark J. Boda) (2007)
With lucid insights on every page, After God’s Own Heart examines the life of David, showing how the Old Testament king relates to anointing, covenant, the temple, and sin. Ultimately, the author shows how David points to the Messiah to come. The book includes study questions for individual or group study.
- Crying Out for Vindication: The Gospel According to Job (David R. Jackson) (2012)
With gripping interpretation and excellent anecdotes, this book links Job’s experience with the gospel, showing that his hope was the same as ours today. In Jesus, our questions and confusions are resolved, our faith vindicated, and our suffering redeemed.
- Faith in the Face of Apostasy: The Gospel According to Elijah & Elisha (Raymond B. Dillard) (1999)
Explains the stories of Elijah and Elisha in the context of redemptive history.
- From Bondage to Liberty: The Gospel According to Moses (Anthony T. Selvaggio) (2013)
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Moses to the unfolding of God’s plan of salvation. Arguably, Moses is the most significant Old Testament figure because of his unique role as mediator of the old covenant. In this sense, Moses is the only parallel to Jesus Christ who is the mediator of a new and better covenant. This book focuses on the redemptive-historical aspects of Moses’ life and ministry as manifested in the books of Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
- From Famine to Fullness: The Gospel According to Ruth (Dean R. Ulrich) (2007)
Whether they are thrilled by the love story of Ruth and Boaz or encouraged by a happy ending for Naomi, many people are drawn to the book of Ruth. But though the story is indeed charming, Ruth is included in Scripture for more than our entertainment. Ruth’s message is theological, rooted in God’s oversight of the movement of redemptive history that climaxes in the person and work of Jesus Christ.
- Hope in the Midst of a Hostile World: The Gospel According to Daniel (George M. Schwab) (2006)
Demonstrates how believers living among unbelievers, and citizens of countries with increasingly hostile governments, have an opportunity to reveal God-inspired wisdom and to discover hope.
- Immanuel in Our Place: Seeing Christ in Israel’s Worship (Tremper Longman III) (2001)
This book provides fascinating insights into the Old Testament tabernacle and temple, the priesthood, the sacrifices, and festivals. More than that, it shows how Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament sacred space, sacred acts, sacred persons, and sacred time. An aid to pastors, teachers, and laymen in teaching and reading the Old Testament, this work will enrich our understanding of Christ and deepen our worship.
- Inconspicuous Providence: The Gospel According to Esther (Bryan Gregory) (2014)
Esther often seems like an anomaly—a book of the Bible that never mentions God or his direct intervention. Yet the book feels closest to many Christians’ own experience; few of us have experienced divine intervention, and our world seems just as secular as Esther’s. We are tempted to ask, of her world and ours—where is God in all this? If he is real, why doesn’t he show himself? Bryan Gregory shows us how Esther’s literary techniques depict God’s “absent presence” and “hidden involvement,” encouraging us that while God appears uninvolved, he is at work under the surface to accomplish his purposes and deliver his people—ultimately revealing his hidden presence in Christ.
- Living in the Gap between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham (2nd Edition) (Iain M. Dugruid) (2014)
All too often we look at our lives and wonder, “Is this really how life should be for a Christian?” God has made glorious promises to his people in Scripture. Has he failed us when we suffer through sickness, unemployment, broken relationships, recurring sin, or other trials? Those caught in painful, stagnant, or simply unglamorous circumstances find a sympathetic figure in Abraham, who spent years living in the gap between promise and reality. Working his way chapter by chapter through the Genesis account of Abraham’s life, Iain Duguid shows how Abraham, in both his faith and failure, points to Jesus and the gospel, providing an example and a profound encouragement for us today.
- Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace: The Gospel in the Lives of Isaac & Jacob (2nd Edition) (Iain M. Duguid) (2014)
Time and time again, God uses insignificant and desperately sinful people to fulfill his marvelous plans. In short, he uses people like us! We find vivid examples of this truth in Isaac and Jacob, two men who couldn’t live up to Abraham’s example, let alone God’s standards—yet God never abandoned them. Iain Duguid’s study of their stories in Genesis shows us how the gospel triumphs not through human effort but through God’s relentless grace. His exposition and application will encourage readers who grapple with their shortcomings in the light of Christ, as well as aid teachers in tracing the golden gospel thread woven through the Old Testament.
- Living in the Light of Inextinguishable Hope: The Gospel According to Joseph (Matthew P. Harmon, Iain M. Duguid) (2013)
Learn how the story of Joseph prefigures the gospel, testifying to God’s electing grace and showing how he redeems and restores broken and dysfunctional sinners to accomplish his purposes.
- Longing for God in an Age of Discouragement: The Gospel According to Zechariah (Bryan Gregory) (2010)
Zechariah addresses God’s people as discouraged and in need of renewal—a situation familiar to many today. Here is a captivating vision of God and his work in the world, so we may long for him.
- Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel According to Hosea (Michael P.V. Barrett) (2008)
After establishing the historical and theological backdrop for Hosea, Michael Barrett focuses on the connection between Hosea’s marriage to Gomer and the Lord’s marriage to His people. Though many were deaf to Hosea’s preaching, even the dullest could see his grief, sympathize with his sorrow, and wonder at his persistent love. Hosea’s marriage was a living sermon: what Hosea did for Gomer, God did for Israel; what Gomer did to Hosea, Israel did to God.
- Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes (Zach Eswine) (2014)
The Preacher in Ecclesiastes reminds us that life under the sun does not happen according to neat and tidy rules. He asks us to see the world around us in all its messiness and explores what that reveals about us, our world, and God. If someone were to say to him, “You shouldn’t talk so plainly,” he would respond, “But people go through this kind of stuff and we have to talk about it. These things happen, so now what?” The result is a meditation that engages people where they are and draws them to face up to the God who enters their world and redeems it and them.
- Right in Their Own Eyes: The Gospel According to Judges (George M. Schwab) (2011)
In Judges, God forges a community of worshippers when people “did what was right in their own eyes”—much like our situation today. Learn how a wayward people can still accomplish God’s mission for them.
- Salvation through Judgment and Mercy: The Gospel According to Jonah (Bryan D. Estelle) (2005)
Though simple enough for a child to grasp, the book of Jonah is an extremely subtle and complex work full of wonderful literary artistry mixed with many layers of meaning. This study presents the book of Jonah as part of the unfolding, unified story of redemption pointing to Christ.
- Severe Compassion: The Gospel According to Nahum (Gregory D. Cook) (2016)
Gregory Cook helps us to navigate the book of Nahum, a poetic masterpiece that teaches us about God’s love for his adulterous people. As the prophet Nahum shows us, God’s passionate love threatens all our other loves. When we find God boring and the world fascinating, we commit the sin of rebellion—but God, with severe compassion, refuses to abandon us when we stray into destructive paths. Ultimately, Nahum’s prophecy is fulfilled in Christ, who relentlessly pursued his people and entered history in order to redeem them for himself. Cook further aids our understanding with historical background, cultural references, literary allusions, poetic devices, and challenging application.
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