• The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
  • The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
  • The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
ISBN: 0830825770
EAN13: 9780830825776
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 20, 2008
Pages: 263
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher:

The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament

by
$13.68
List Price: $28
Save: $14.32 (51%)
Select Format
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: Good

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: Good

$13.68
List Price: $28
Save: $14.32 (51%)
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 2 at this price.

Select Conditions
  • Acceptable $13.68 The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
  • Very Good $13.68 The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
  • Good $13.68 The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
  • New $28.00 The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament
Book Overview

Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the dysfunctional closet syndrome. If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives. The whole thing is put in usable order--a history of God's redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament

What should you read after The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament Book? Here is a list of books to read if you read and loved The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament

Book Reviews (11)

5
  |   11  reviews
Did you read The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry Into the Old Testament? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha
5
   Ah Ha Moments!
She educates you in a way that is down to Earth. She explains in detail and simplifies complex situations in the Holy Bible to the level that an average person can realize how these people feel and live. Your eyes will be opened and you will see how great God is, I felt as though I had looked through a window into our history and saw everything in living action. I recommend this book very highly.
 
5
   One Book Explains It
For over sixty years, I have been studying the Bible. And I would say that if you can only read one book that delves into the New Testament and explains how it is shaped into the Old Testament, this is that book. I present an approach that I had never encountered before. Yet, it is quite understandable to a layperson. In addition to that, charts and diagrams are included. I also saw the accompanying DVD ''. Hearing from the author and seeing her personality added an enjoyable dimension to her teaching.
 
5
   Great overview of the bible
This book is an excellent overview of the Bible, which provides context and understanding of the story of the redemption and the covenantal process of the Kingdom of God from the beginning of Genesis to Revelation.
 
5
   Very helpful in understanding more about the connection between the Old & New Testaments of the Bible
This book helps readers of the Bible understand the cultures and traditions of the Old Testament characters and how it connects the old and New Testament to the story of redemption.
 
5
   Essential resource that makes reading the Old Testament fun!
I am about halfway through this book. Let me say simply that I think this is an essential resource for a biblical study. It really brings out the old testament by bringing you beyond the great barrier of our culture, and the culture of the biblical writers. The author assists the reader to put the events of the Bible in context.
 
1
   too much reliance of historical background to understand biblical passages
The author, however, uses geographical, historical and cultural contexts extensively to understand passages in the Bible. While some of them were helpful, many of them diluted the love of God and his provision. Understanding the covenants of God with the covenant practices in the old east was a wrong attempt, and was a long attempt. Also, the author's understanding of the covenants from Adam to the New Covenant was somewhat shallow.
 
5
   Enjoyable and educational
I read this book for a ministry course in which I am enrolled. I enjoyed the covenant aspects of this book, which gave me more background on the educational nature of the Old Testament. Although I had a lot of background knowledge, this helped fill in the gaps I might not have been aware of. Highly recommended for both students and those who want to learn more about the subject.
 
5
   Your Eyes will be open...
And that you will have a deeper understanding of God. He is who he is and exactly what his plan is. The one chapter I would strongly disagree with is the one hedging on a young creation. Dr. Sandra Richter is such a great teacher. I really enjoyed the first chapter on Israel's tribal culture and understood the word redemption really well. While Dr. Richter is a scholar, this book is written in an easy to understand language and not highly technical. In reading this book you will be blessed.
 
5
   Pulls it all together
I find it helpful and interesting reading ''.
 
5
   The Best Guide to the Old Testament
The Epic of Eden is a highly readable, informative, interesting and relatively concise guide to the Old Testament for anyone seeking greater knowledge about the origins of the New Testament. Dr. Richter skillfully traces the old Testament timeline with an emphasis on Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and David. Her colorful writing style, charts, maps and glossary are helpful in orienting readers. This book also inspired me to explore a wide range of topics from the Old Testament. Especially important, Professor Richter's in-depth knowledge and extensive experience gave me the confidence to trust the accuracy of her research and writing.
 
12