Book Review

November 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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 Christ and the Desert Tabernacle by J. V. Fesko

 It has been a while since I’ve blogged or reviewed a book and I wanted to get started with both again. I was intrigued by the title and thought this would be a good book to start with. I have read the Biblical account of the Tabernacle many times before but I’ve  never studied it. So when the book arrived I looked it over and liked what I initially saw.

After picking the time to get started with my reading I made a small pot of El Salvador Teopan Pacamara (www.staufs.com) so I could enjoy two of my favorite things at the same time. The coffee could be a different review for another time. Usually I start looking over a book by going through the table of contents and the bibliography. There are thirteen chapters here and no bibliography. I was a little surprised and looking forward to the read.

The introduction starts the book out well and gives the reader some information on the background of the author and how he came to this study. Then each chapter basically follows the format of a Scripture passage to be read; an introduction to the part of the Tabernacle; an explanation or description of the part; how it applies to us and a conclusion.

Each chapter contains a lot of Scripture references and I am grateful for that. This was a refreshing difference from many recently published books. After reading the book you come away with the thought of knowing what Fesko believes about the Tabernacle. The author even motivated me to pull a couple of other books on the Tabernacle off my bookshelf and read them and compare them to his.

I guess that is the best praise or endorsement I can give this book. Reading it encouraged me to know more about the Tabernacle. The author obviously has a high view of Scripture and its authority in our lives. He also has a balanced view of the typology and symbolism here and how to interpret it through the lens of the New Testament.

With thirteen chapters this book could be used as an adult Sunday School study or small group study. A good teacher would find it user friendly and be able to develop discussion questions for their group study.

I am passing this book on to some individuals in my church so they can read it, learn from it and enjoy it. I would recommend this book for pastors and teachers. I received this book for free from Cross Focused Reviews (www.crossfocusedmedia.com) and was not obligated to give a favorable review.

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  1. […] “Reading it encouraged me to know more about the Tabernacle. The author obviously has a high view of Scripture and its authority in our lives. He also has a balanced view of the typology and symbolism here and how to interpret it through the lens of the New Testament… I would recommend this book for pastors and teachers.” -Bill Mazey (takecourage.net) […]

  2. Bill,

    I always love reading a review with books and coffee! You’re a man after my own heart. One of my new favorites is a publishing-themed coffee from Avodah Coffee. It’s called Start the Presses.

    Thanks for being a part of the Christ and the Desert Tabernacle Book Review Blog Tour. I’m so glad it brought you out of “book review retirement.” One of the best compliments you give in your review is that you’re passing the book on to others in your church. I hope they are blessed and encouraged by Dr. Fesko’s book too.

    Looking forward to working with you on future book review blog tours.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews


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