Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Jesus the Bridegroom by Brant Petre

I will be unpacking the riches of this book for months to come. If you have always wanted to learn more about Jesus as bridegroom and his bride the church, this book truly delivers. As if by gift the author gives us the advantage of his knowledge of Jewish scripture (Old Testament). He gently guides the readers through the connections between Old and New Testament. We learn more about the wedding at Cana, the woman at the well, the last supper, current day marriage, and the end of times in Revelation. It is logical that the disciples and Jesus would have been knowledgeable of the Jewish scripture. Maybe they understood more of what was happening than we give them credit because they had this back knowledge of scripture and culture that is not currently obvious to us in our current age. This book has deepened my faith and has brought me to a more personal relationship with Jesus. It was not hard to read or overly long but I found myself stopping and reflecting on many passages. I like there are many bible references allowing further study. It changes how I think of salvation history making a cohesive storyline. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would like to read more from this author. I recommend this book to you to discover the deep intimate love of God for you. Ultimately the author helps you to see the crucifixion as great love for us, not as God out there but as a God right here. I also enjoyed quotes from early church fathers and Jewish tradition. In fulfillment of the old law, we see Jesus more clearly in God's plan.

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