A few days ago, as I reviewed some of my class notes from “Theology of the Tanak” in my Th.M. program at Western Seminary, I noticed I had written “GET THIS BOOK” by the title A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, written by Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terrence E. Fretheim and David L. Petersen (Nashville, TN: Abington, 1999).
I had purchased the book and read a few pages, but somewhere along the way it was replaced on my reading list by other volumes that were required by various professors. But now, with the luxury of reading what I want to, the capitalized words GET THIS BOOK drew me back, and I started again, from the first page.
I’m sure I will disagree at some points, but so far, my reading has been richly rewarded, and I recommend this treatment of Old Testament theology.
Okay, I’ll go ahead and say it: GET THIS BOOK!