The Book of the Covenant

The Bible's unfolding story of relationship with God

A Bible overview tracing the covenant theme through the Bible.

Part of the Accessible Theology series.

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Christians are people of the new covenant made by Jesus’ death on the cross. But what exactly is a covenant?

And how does Christ’s new covenant fullfil and complete all the other covenants that God made with his people in the Old Testament?

This gripping and highly readable book gives us a sweeping overview of the Bible as it charts the different “deals” that God has made with people in Scripture. It shows how the covenants with Abraham, David, Moses and others all foreshadow the new covenant to come in Jesus, and it helps us see with greater clarity the plan of God as it unfolds through the Bible story.

With practical application, and careful, generous discussion of some contentious issues in Christian thinking, this book will help believers of every stage get to grips with this central theme of the Bible.

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  • PART ONE: God's Offer of Covenant Relationship
  • 1. What Is a Covenant?
  • 2. The Covenants: United but Different
  • PART TWO: The Seven Divine Covenants
  • 3. The Creational Covenant: "And it was very good"
  • 4. The Covenant with Adam: "Through the obedience of the one man"
  • 5. The Covenant with Noah: "Never again will I curse the ground"
  • 6. The Covenant with Abraham: "To your descendants I give this land"
  • 7. The Covenant with Moses: "The Ten Commandments"
  • 8. The Covenant with David: "I will establish his throne for ever"
  • 9. The New Covenant: "Better promises"
  • PART THREE: Reading Scripture the Covenant Way
  • 10. The Book of the Covenant
  • Acknowledgements
  • Endnotes
  • Appendix: notes on the dating of OT books


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Author B N Howard
ISBN 9781908317735
Format Paperback
Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 13mm
Language English
Pages 176
Publisher The Good Book Company
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