Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | November 16, 2010

Discover Jesus in the Old Testament

Sending Jesus to Earth was God’s glorious plan A.  From Genesis to Malachi, God set the stage for the coming of our Savior.  In every story of every Old Testament book, in every regulation, task and duty, God was preparing His people to meet the only One who could save them.

In her introduction to “The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament,” Nancy Guthrie explains that for most of her life, as for most of us, the Old Testament was taught as a series of faith stories and life lessons and the prophecies concerning Christ were the only places Jesus appeared.  In reality, the Old Testament is preparing us to understand who He is and what He came to do.

This one year journey will take you through the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, Poetry and Wisdom and the Major and Minor Prophets.  This is a perfect devotional for 2011 and a perfect opportunity to read through the Old Testament slow enough to discover hidden secrets and revealed truths you may have missed in a hurried reading or a skimming over.  After all, God intended for us to read the Bible as a whole.  Old familiar stories will come to life as you read about the true Manna from Heaven and the true Living Water and the Rock.

Christ lives in the Old Testament.  He’s not just an afterthought as a result of man’s sin.  He was with God during the creation of the world and He will be with God at the end of the world.

“Discovering Jesus” will make a perfect Christmas gift and will be the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.  If you are trying to find the perfect material for your quiet time or your Bible study, Guthrie’s book should be on your list.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”





  1. Thanks for the review Jill. Sounds like one I need to get for our library. Take care and God bless!

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