Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Review: Daniel R. Hyde - God in Our Midst

God dwells among his people.

Finding another good book on the tabernacle is always exciting. I always enjoy studying this portion of scripture.

Reading through the list of materials for the construction of the tabernacle would seem boring. But when you see what it truly represents, a light goes on and you see the Old Testament in a whole new light.

In this book, Hyde takes us through the tabernacle piece by piece and through the dwelling itself. I was glad to see such an emphasis on Christ. Jesus said the Old Testament scriptures were about Him and that includes the tabernacle.

God gave the tabernacle as a symbol to show what would be accomplished by Christ. As the sacrifices of animals where being performed, a greater sacrifice was prepared - The Lamb of God. He would not just cover up sin, but would take it away.

The intro on hermeneutics was great. Hyde tells us that the study of scripture should never be speculative. If there is no verse to show a type and shadow, we should not use it.

The tabernacle shows that God desires to dwell with us. The fulfillment was in Christ who came to earth to tabernacle among us. Even greater is the fact that we will be with him in the heavenly tabernacle – Heaven. There we will dwell for eternity.

This book is a good read. The illustrations add to its value.

I high recommend it.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*I received this book, free of charge, from Reformation Trust Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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