Shelf Life Book Review: How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens

Elliot Ritzema

How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens
Zondervan, 2012


In Obadiah, Edom oppressed its relatives, God’s people; Jesus was also rejected by His people. In Obadiah’s prophecy, God promised to judge Edom; Jesus received the judgment God promised to all who sinned against Him.

Jesus said that the Scriptures testify about Him, but it’s not always easy to see what Old Testament books like Obadiah have to do with Him. With this resource, Michael Williams intends to help us connect the dots. He provides a simple tool for focusing biblical interpretation where it ought to be: on Jesus.

This book is a continuation of the series begun by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart’s How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth. In 66 chapters—one for each book of the Bible—Williams introduces his readers to each book’s theme, the Jesus lens for that book, contemporary implications, and “hook questions.” Questions are designed to get readers to apply the message of the book.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 4 No. 5