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Or did evangelicals themselves consolidate and extend the genre so as to make it a perpetual boom in American publishing? Influenced by A.
Holiness was the ultimate goal, but so was learning. People who take the Bible seriously never know what to do with the book of Leviticus.
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And yet Leviticus is historically considered by Jews, and thus by Jesus, as the pivotal book of the Hebrew Bible. As a longtime minister and preacher who had successfully skirted Leviticus for most of his life, author Daniel Harrell wanted to come to grips with all that Leviticus teaches—not just loving neighbors, but the parts about animal sacrifice, Sabbath-keeping, skin diseases, homosexuality, and stoning sinners, too.
Daniel M. Harrell, Ph.D
Yet rather than approaching Leviticus with a view toward mitigating its commands, he decided to simply obey them. The surprising lessons they learned impressed on Harrell both the power of obedience and the necessity of grace. This book traces the adventures of a group of people eager to understand the Bible by living it.
I am inclined to think, given his last name, that he may have a promising angle for the second of those. Some even have copyright dates.
Here are a few that arrived, in all but one case, just within the last few days. How to Be Perfect is a very interesting examination of commandments both famous and obscure.
Or maybe not so crazy. One can hardly understand Jesus, or much of the Christian faith, without an understanding of Leviticus. Two things, at least, make this different than the fabulous A. Harrell realizes that Torah was given to a community, so he somehow hoodwinked a gang of friends to do this stuff with him. It became a website and blog, facilitating a communal conversation about mildew and kosher foods and holiness and questions of hermeneutics, the relationship of the Older Testament to the Newer, the call to obedience, and, finally, grace, grace, grace.
I started this last night and found myself talking to customers about it this morning.
Highly recommended. It is a good definition.
Here is a nice 5-minute video by Tim Keller. Using time-honored missionary principles, local churches must re-think their relationship to the ethos of the surrounding Western culture where faith is in decline and the forces of modernity and secularization press upon us and learn to serve others in Christ-like passion oriented all they do by this overarching Kingdom mission.
Hirsch has earned the right to be one of those missional leaders whose books we simply must know about.
Everyday people, as the subtitle puts it. Whether your own congregation is abuzz with the missional paradigm or not, this will help you discern important wants you can life more fully embraced by the missio Dei yourself. What a way to start the year!