IVP has just come out with a new book which could be very helpful to people trying to figure out how to understand the laws of the Old Testament, Sinai and the Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws for the New Covenant Community by James M. Todd III.
IVP asked me to give an endorsement, and the first half of it ended up on the back cover. So, I thought I’d include my full endorsement here, for any one who’s interested.
“Many readers of the Old Testament struggle to understand all those random, bizarre, strict, and oppressive laws. What’s a Christian to do? Start by reading James Todd’s Sinai and the Saints. Todd offers his readers engaging stories, provocative insights, and a compelling interpretation that offers a way forward, one that makes sense of the Law, and helps people understand it in light of Jesus and the rest of Scripture.”
Here are the other endorsements that appeared on the back cover:
“The failure to understand the relationships of the old covenant to the new is probably one of the most important areas where Christians need good help–and they will receive good help here.” – Peter Gentry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
“Anyone grappling with how to approach the laws of Exodus to Deuteronomy from a Christian perspective will find this book an invaluable introduction.” – T. Desmond Alexander, Union Theological College.
I hope you can check it out.