Item description for Far As The Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story Of Redemption by Michael D. Williams...
Overview Far as the Curse if Found is a retelling of the biblical story of Gods unfolding covenant from creation to new creation. Readers are led to wonder anew at the redemptive work of God in our own history, in our own human flesh. Pastors, students, and those interested in biblical theology are among the many that will gain fresh insight into the biblical story of redemption.
Publishers Description A retelling of the biblical story of God's unfolding covenant relationship with his treasured people, to whom God comes and whom he redeems.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.02 lbs.
Release Date Jul 5, 2005
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
ISBN 0875525105 ISBN13 9780875525105
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More About Michael D. Williams
Michael D. Williams worked as an area forester with the Tennessee Division of Forestry. He was widely known for his uncanny ability to explain complicated forestry concepts in terms that were fresh, simple, and practical enough for even novices to understand.
Michael D. Williams currently resides in St. Louis. Michael D. Williams was born in 1952 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Swansea University, UK.
Reviews - What do customers think about Far As The Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story Of Redemption?
Great Overview of the Biblical Story Jan 3, 2007
I'm currently using this book with my weekly small group Bible study and everyone is enjoying and learning from the study.
If you've ever read the Old Testament stories and asked yourself why these stories matter, then this book is for you. It's very readable!
I got the chance to speak with the author last summer and he told me that this book was not designed so much to be a text book, but rather a book that you could give to your mother ... I gave her a copy for Christmas and she's already buying copies to give to her friends.
Elegant Biblical Theology Jan 3, 2007
Williams writes in the theological line of John Murray and Palmer Robertson. The treatment is thorough and balanced, but the virtue of the book is the elegance of Williams' style. This is delightful reading as well as fine biblical theology.
A well written introduction to the Biblical-Theological understanding of Scripture Oct 5, 2005
I just finished reading this book and must say that I am quite pleased with it. Michael Williams has done an admirable job of making a Biblical Theological model of understanding the Scriptures (i.e. redemptive-historical, in the line of Geerhardus Vos) accessible to a broad audience. I read a lot of this genre of literature, and most of it is fairly technical (i.e. a knowledge of Greek and/or Hebrew a must); however, Williams' book manages to retain both readability and an appropriate scholarly depth. The average reader will be able to pick it up without any problems.
Regarding the contents of the book: I was happy to see that Williams structures his book around the story of redemption. He draws the reader nicely through creation, fall, redemption, and consummation. In doing so he explores the richness of the Biblical narrative.
Overall, this is a fine introduction to the Covenant Story of Redemption. I think that it would make an excellent text book for a college Theology class.
Note: this book is not intended as an exhaustive scholarly treatise. So for those of you who have read a good deal of Dutch Neo-Calvinists or followers/sympathizers of Reformational thinking, you may find it to be repeating many things that you've heard before.
What stood out about the first year of seminary? Aug 25, 2005
Why did the first year at Covenant Theological Seminary turn my theology on its ear? There is not a more concise means of capturing many of the conceptual "take-aways" from year one of Covenant. This is essentially a synopsis of the Covenant Theology course that most first year MDiv students take. About the book, Dr. William Edgar's statement (on the back cover) is that it "combines four emphases in a remarkably fresh way: exegetical faithfulness, biblical-theological wisdom, awareness of contributions already made, and evangelistic and pastoral fire." Not surprisingly, the evaluation is an apt summary of Dr. Williams' stimulating approach to systematic theology. The book is no substitute for the experience of the course. But, it will serve as a handy compendium. As Dr. Richard Pratt suggests (also on the back cover): "If you want to get the big picture of the whole Bible, take a look at this work."