Peter Lewis contributes this book in the Bible Speaks Today (BST) series. In addition to all the fine commentaries covering all the books of the Bible, there are several like this one that covers biblical themes. The approach to explaining these themes is still one of examining Bible passages. If you happen to be studying the doctrine of God, you might find this volume along with The Message of Creation by David Wilkinson and The Message of the Trinity by Brian Edgar to form quite a trilogy. In any event, this book on the Living God covers several key passages effectively.
The book is divided into three parts: God and His world with all Genesis passages, God and His people with passages over the rest of the Old Testament, and God in Three Persons with all New Testament passages. Believe it or not, that division is not stretched.
There are many outstanding expositions here, but I found the one entitled “Genesis for today” on Genesis 1 to be particularly perceptive. Several attributes of God are brought alive here. You’ll find many underlined sentences in my copy!
This book has great value because most volumes on this subject approach it in a systematic theology fashion. We sometimes need reminding that good systematic theology should come from Bible passages first.
I’m a fan of all the books in this series and mark this down as another title well worth your time.
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