Item description for Christ Before the Manger: The Life and Times of the Preincarnate Christ by Ron Rhodes...
This deeply inspiring 300-page book unveils the appearances and work of Jesus Christ in Old Testament times, among such notables as Abraham, Moses, and David. Chapters deal with the preexistent and eternal Christ, Christ the Creator, Christ the Preserver, Christ the Angel of the Lord, Christ the Shepherd, Christ the Savior, Christ the Eternal Logos, Christ and His Divine Names, the virgin birth, and Christ in His eternal glory.
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Dr. Norman Geisler, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, says: "This is the most biblically based, theologically sound, and spiritually helpful work on the person and attributes of the preincarnate Christ to appear in many years."
Dr. Donald K. Campbell, former president of Dallas Theological Seminary, calls this "an unusually thorough and helpful treatment of a greatly neglected but vital subject."
Dr. John F. Walvoord, Chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, says "This work addresses an area of neglect in the study of the person and work of Christ, and its publication is overdue. Readers will find interesting insights into this significant part of the life of Christ which will help them evaluate the Gospels as well as establish their basic view of Christ Himself."
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More About Ron Rhodes
If you are looking for a source to expand your prophetic horizons, Ron Rhodes is at the top of the list. His primary website, Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries is packed with valuable information, a teaching and resource ministry that specializes in defending Christianity against atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the cults, world religions, and any group teaching false doctrine. His ministry is dedicated to producing concise materials that enable Christians to defend their faith.
Ron has amazingly authored over 60 books. Each publication is impressive. His work is some of the best for armoring Christians against the anti-biblical assaults gaining momentum each day. Three of his books are Silver Medallion winners. His formal education: Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (1986). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with High Honors. Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (1983). Major: Systematic Theology. Graduated with Honors. Elected to Dean's List. B.A., Houston Baptist University (1979). Recipient of the Greek Excellence Award.
From 1988-1995 Ron was Associate Editor of the Christian Research Journal, editor of the Christian Research Newsletter and co-host the Christian Research Institute's popular national radio show, The Bible Answer Man.
Most of Ron’s time today is spent involved in his non-profit ministry, writing and making guest appearances as keynote speaker at conferences across the U.S. and Canada. He regularly addresses current issues in the media and teaches cult apologetics through his books and website and when time permits he lectures at Veritas Evangelical Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Talbot Seminary and Biola University and other well-known seminaries. Ron Rhodes is also a frequent guest and contributor to various national media outlets, from magazines, television and radio shows. This man deserves to be placed in the “expert” category.
Dr. Rhode’s oversees his ministry staff in the researching and publication of fact sheets, booklets, and outlines dealing with a vast numbers of growing cutting-edge topics. He offers many of these items free of charge. His website is continuoulsy updated with new articles and resources staying current with the fast-moving issues effecting Chritianity and the world in general. Dr. Rhode’s excellent resources are outstanding for understanding how to witness to cults and all non-Christians alike, and those who believe they are Christians but are caught-up in liberal theology and questionable doctrines.
Ron Rhodes currently resides in Frisco, in the state of Texas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Christ Before the Manger: The Life and Times of the Preincarnate Christ?
A+ Work On A Little-Known Topic May 18, 2001
This is a topic that is not-very-much discussed in Christian circles. Although many Christians assume that the first we read of Jesus Christ is at his birth, Rhodes thoroughly demonstrates that Jesus Christ is intimatily active in the pages of the Old Testament as creator, preserver, shepherd, savior, and more. He also effectively weaves together the Old and New Testaments. And the 7 appendices really fill out the book. They're historical and theological additions which weren't necessary but are a tremendous blessing. They make the book an A+.
Rhodes does a great job writing at a level that most people can understand. I recommend this book for anyone seriously examining Christianity as it focuses on the very heart of our faith - Jesus Christ.
I echo the previous writer Mar 21, 2001
OK, what's going on here? I was about to order this book for a friend. It's one that I keep on my bookshelf and reference every once in a while. And it's not in print any longer? I'm not sure why. Rhodes does a good job showing the preincarnate Christ. He supports himself well, and there are a number of interesting appendices to boot. I only wish I could order it, but alas, it's not available. Truly, too bad...
Gave Me A Greater Understanding Of Jesus Oct 1, 1999
I can't believe this book is out of print. Other than theBible it is the most important book I've ever read. It allows you tounderstand what Jesus did before He was born of Mary and to understand the Old Testament better. Find it and buy it.