I recently read a book that I had always had in the back of my mind, yeah someday I will read that. Well that someday came a couple of weeks ago and I am so glad I did it. While we were away at seminary, I had heard Sandra Richter speak in a Chapel service and was mesmerized by her way of teaching of the Old Testament. She bought energy, passion, and interest to the stories of the OT. Now if you are like me, the Old Testament can be a long, long, long book of many long, long, long chapters of many odd names, places, and stories. You know what I am talking about and if you don’t know, how about you plop open that little bible of yours and start in Leviticus or Deuteronomy. You’ll get the picture real fast!
I remember in college having to take an Old Testament class and one of the requirements was to read the entire OT by the end of the semester. I remember one night I kept falling asleep and having to re-read the chapters. It took me the whole semester just to get through it!! Not sure if I remember the last couple of books, but hey I tried. Ever since that time, I really struggled with diving back into the OT and truly understanding the meaning and the importance of it. Until I started with the Epic of Eden. Now its like a veil has been lifted and I truly embrace it. I want to learn more and appreciate the backstory, framework, and guiding truths she gives in the book.
So if you are looking for a good read and wanting to challenge yourself theologically, go to amazon and order it. And when you do tell me about it! I would love to talk to you about what you are getting out of the book.