I don’t write many book reviews, but I wanted to share a new book that I’m really enjoying. It’s Seriously Dangerous Religion, (Baylor, 2014) by Iain Provan, Old Testament professor at Regent College.
Last week the yearly Torah study began again. The scrolls have been rewound from Deuteronomy back to Genesis, and once again, Jews will ruminate over Adam and Eden and Abel. Week by week over thousands of years, they’ve engaged in the study of the Pentateuch together.
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Good First Reads About Jesus’ Jewish Context” which shared what I’d give to people who are just beginning to learn about Hebraic studies. Many of you wonder what else I recommend.
Many ask me what the first books I’d recommend are to read if you want to learn about Jesus and the Bible in their Hebraic context. Below I’ve shared a short list of where to start.
Dickson shares his fascinating story of how he, as a conservative Christian, started attending a study of the weekly Torah reading at a local Reform Jewish synagogue. He eloquently recounts how it expanded and deepened his faith.