Every now and then you read a book that makes you go “Wow!” David Murray’s Jesus on Every Page is a book that would fit into this category. I was looking forward to reading it, and having read it, it does not disappoint.
It is a book of two halves. The first half tells David’s own ‘Road to Emmaus’ story of how he came to discover that the Old Testament was all about Christ. This part of the book really draws you in with a mix of personal narrative and clear Bible teaching.
The second half of the book provides 10 ways of finding Jesus in the Old Testament: Christ’s Planet, People, Presence, Precepts, Past, Prophets, Pictures, Promises, Proverbs and Poets. Time and time again these chapters made me say to myself “Why didn’t I see that before?”
Each chapter of this book was a delight to read, however the one that really blew me away, was Christ’s Planet, where Murray shows how we can discover Jesus in creation, giving 11 ways (yes, eleven ways!) we see Christ in Genesis 1 and 2. If the rest of the book weren’t so good, I’d say it’s worth buying just for the chapter, but actually it’s worth buying for every chapter.
I really cannot recommend this book highly enough. Both for pastors to help them preach Christ from Old Testament passages, and also for the whole congregation to help them to know Christ better from these 39 books of the Bible.
Jesus on Every Page is available to buy HERE.