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Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History [Paperback]

By Francis A. Schaeffer (Author) & Udo W. Middelmann (Introduction by)
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The book of Joshua brings to life real history during the crucial period of transition for the Israelites as they settle in the promised land and follow God's direction to found a nation. Modern readers will understand the need for discipline in the face of their new found freedom, the responsibilities of living as a covenant people, and the necessity of continuity while adapting to change. Frances Schaeffer's series of sermons about Joshua and the flow of biblical history stretch readers' minds to understand the historic, spiritual, and intellectual nourishment available for the Christian life through the examples of Joshua and his fellow Israelites. They will also inspire readers to see the hand of God present in all of history, including today.

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The book of Joshua brings to life real history during the crucial period of transition for the Israelites as they follow God's direction and settle in the promised land. Israel needed discipline in light of their newfound freedom. They faced the responsibility of living as a covenant people while adapting to change. Joshua describes the historic shift from the revelation of God's promises to their realization. God's care of his people becomes obvious, and their struggle with disobedience, selfishness, and fear is very human.

Francis Schaeffer's thoughts on the book of Joshua show readers the historic, spiritual, and intellectual nourishment available for the Christian life through the examples of Joshua and his fellow Israelites. In the book of Joshua, Schaeffer finds that God reveals his sorrow over human sin, as well as his gracious love for his people. This is as true for us as it was for those in Joshua's time. This study of the settling of Israel will inspire readers to see the hand of God present in all of history, including today.

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Studio: Crossway Books
Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 8, 2004
ISBN  1581345208  
ISBN13  9781581345209  

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Recognized internationally for his work in Christianity and culture, Francis A. Schaeffer authored more than twenty books, which have been translated into a score of languages and sold millions worldwide. He and his wife, Edith, founded L'Abri Fellowship international study and discipleship centers. Schaeffer passed away in 1984, but his influence and legacy continue worldwide.

Udo W. Middelmann is president of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation. He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and a longtime worker at Swiss L'Abri. Udo and Debbie Middelmann have five children and three grandchildren.

Lane T. Dennis is president and publisher of Crossway Books and Good News Tracts. Dr. Dennis earned his BS in business from Northern Illinois University, an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a PhD in religion from Northwestern University. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the Managing Director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former Chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Dennis serves as the Chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the Executive Editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.

Francis A. Schaeffer has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bible Commentary for Layman
  2. IVP Classics

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A superb commentary on Joshua   Oct 30, 2008
We can use what Joshua learned to also become great leaders. In this commentary, Schaeffer uses a good portion of the book of Joshua along with other pertinent books of the Bible. He is exhaustive and repetitive covering certain passages, nevertheless he drills it home superbly. We discover we are not left to a leap of faith, history in space and time is written for us.

The book of Joshua is a crucial link between the Pentateuch (writings of Moses) and scripture. In the book we learn of leadership; the covenant and judgment; acquisition of land; the rise of civil justice; and the importance of the cities of refuge (which is a parallel to Christ). But let us not fall into the trap that because we are saved by grace we think it doesn't matter how we live our lives or, aninomianism.

Schaeffer tells us, "a man of God must stand and trust God----even against his own people, even if in the minority, even in the midst of physical danger."

And also, "it is just plain stupid for a Christian not to expect spiritual warfare while he lives in enemy territory"

Wish you well and blessings

Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History  Jan 4, 2007
Francis A. Schaeffer has done a great job of presenting a wonderfully accurate commentary on the book of Joshua...It was one of the best that I have ever read. He follows the text and presents good, sound interpretations. You will find it a good companion to your study of this old and yet so revealing book of Joshua.
Enjoy, C. Hopler from North Carolina :)
Made Everything Clear  Jul 3, 2006
If you struggle with understanding the God of the Old Testament, I highly recommend this book. Mr. Schaeffer puts the best history teacher to shame as he draws us into 1400 BC, and into the lives of Joshua, Caleb, Rahab the harlot, the lying Gibeonites and other colorful characters that contributed, however unknowingly, to Christianity as we know today. Woven throughout his insights into these amazing stories is the unchanging concept of the God who is There, the I Am that I Am. Although the title of this book leads one to believe it is a character study of the general Joshua, the glory and the reality of God's character take center stage. This book is not hard to read at all, but its conclusions are startling. Be aware before you buy-- your worldview might change.

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