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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book Review: James M. Hamilton Jr - What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JiyE86nPL._SY300_.jpgThe love of typology drew me to this book. It is hard to find a balanced book on the subject. This one was just right. Hamilton takes us through an overview of the major themes of the Bible using symbols and types. It is a fascinating subject that builds faith.

To see the same symbols throughout the Bible, which was written over thousands of years, shows us it is truly inspired by God.

The author breaks his book into three parts:

1. The Bible's Big Story
2. The Bible's Symbolic Universe
3. The Bible's Love Story

This was a very fascinating read. At only 128 pages, it leaves you wanting more, but that is a good thing.

This short book is a great introduction to Biblical Theology. Most books of this nature are 800 to 1000 pages. Books that size make the subject almost impossible for the average person to catch a glimpse of the subject. Here Hamilton gives us enough of an overview that we want to push forward into deeper study. He gives a list of books at the end to take us farther in that study.

I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to all.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book, free of charge, from Crossway and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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