Mothers, Lovers, Priests, Prophets, and Kings: What the Old Test
Mothers, Lovers, Priests, Prophets, and Kings: What the Old Testament Tells Us About God and Ourselves
Author: Mary Katherine Deeley
Pages: 144 PB
Mothers, Lovers, Priests, Prophets, and King provides a doorway to enter into the world of the Old Testament for both the casual and the more experienced reader. The newcomer to scripture will find an easily accessible group of stories about people who look and act just like the characters we know today and whose encounters with God leave us wondering what God has in store for us. The more experienced reader will come to know the God of the Old Testament more closely and see there the One who came to dwell with us as Jesus Christ. Both readers will take away from the book a deeper appreciation of the nature of scripture as a Living Word, a greater understanding of the connection between God in the Old Testament and God in the New, and a better awareness of the multifaceted nature of God's interaction with us. This book helps readers begin to answer the questions: Who is the God we meet in scripture? Who is God for me now? How is God revealed in the patterns and experiences of my life?
Individuals and groups will find this book helpful in bible studies, small church groups, and as a way of sparking conversation about our images of God and what our relationship with God looks like. Readers will be able to place themselves in these stories and discover what God has to say to them. Those using the book for individual reading will be able to move from the scripture to the meditation to guiding questions and prayer designed to enhance their experience.
If you have been looking for a book that concisely, prayerfully and joyfully points to the beauty and truth of God through the stories of God's people and then lets you discover for yourself the movement of God in your life, this book is for you.