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By God, I Will
The Biblical Covenants
by David Pawson
A careful reading of the Old Testament soon reveals that the idea of Covenant is foundational for all Old Testament theology, and an understanding of Israel's relationship with Yahweh.
David Pawson has written this study—based on a series of talks—of the five covenants he finds enshrined in Old Testament texts; namely with Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and, the Messianic.
His first chapter is an explanation of the meaning of covenant, and his last chapter is a reflection on the relevance of the earlier covenants for Christians today. It is a fairly short, easily read book, and really only an introduction to the subject.
Pawson writes from an unashamedly evangelical standpoint and the book is aimed at the layperson. Because of that it is decidedly light in content—he encourages the reader to consult Scripture, but gives few Scripture references, seeming to prefer stories which illustrate his point!
However, that ought not to put off anyone interested in exploring the subject and, if you've read this, it should encourage you to look at he subject in more depth. For that a bibliography would have been a useful addition.
Reviewer: Graham Wise (25/03/14)