Missing Most of the Bible in Preaching

Saturday, 11 January 2014

9781893729780mFrom Dave Black Online, used by permission.

7:08 AM Why don’t pastors preach from the Old Testament?” I’m sometimes asked this question. To ignore 75 percent of the Bible is not only dangerous, it’s downright stupid. If you need to jump start your interest in all things Old Testament, a good place to start might be Allan Bevere’s The Character of Our Discontent, which encourages pastors to teach outside of their field of expertise (which is usually the New Testament).

Christians who would like to learn how the Old Testament can enlighten and guide their Christian walk, and pastors who would like to learn how to preach more effectively from the Old Testament will both find these sermons an invaluable aid.

While Dr. Bevere specializes in the New Testament and theology, he believes that pastors (and academics as well) can preach and teach effectively outside their areas of specialty. Indeed, they must, and this teaching can enrich their own learning and the fields of study into which they venture.

Strongly recommended!

Joel Watts Review

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

… at Unsettled Christianity. Takeaway: “Bevere’s book serves to draw sharply the Christian into the life of these historical figures and places them as a foundation of our faith.”

Are We All Esaus?

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Joel Watts takes this question from The Character of Our Discontent over on his blog, Unsettled Christianity.

Now Available via Cokesbury

Monday, 23 August 2010

The Character of Our Discontent is now available via Cokesbury.

Two New Reviews

Thursday, 24 June 2010

There are two new reviews of The Character of Our Discontent available:

1.  Robert L. Sportsman, who blogs at Jonah Bible Studyreviews the book on Amazon.com, concluding:

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about biblical characters or who struggles to trust in God during circumstances of discontentment.

2.  Ted Gossard posts his review on his Community of Jesus blog:

This book should help whet our appetite, or rekindle our desire to get into the Old Testament in fresh ways that are open to God’s voice.