The biblical text uses many vivid metaphors to speak of the nature of God, the people of God, and the relationship between God and the community, but in a modern context it can be easy to miss these ancient word pictures.
Instead we bring in our own images and assumptions, and create for ourselves a image of God and an image of ourselves that would have been quite foreign to the first readers of the Bible.
This week’s giveaway, Finding the Lost Images of God, was written to provide the background for accurately understanding the Bible’s images of God and of his people, tracing seven image pairs from Genesis and Exodus through their climax in Revelation. In the process author Timothy Laniak reveals a rich and multifaceted relationship between God and the people he loves.
Drawing on archaeology, ancient texts, anthropology and personal narratives, Finding the Lost Images of God will bring deeper understanding of the Bible’s imagery to students, pastors, lay leaders and other Bible teachers.
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