Shelf Life Book Review: Images of Salvation in the New Testament

James R. Hamrick

Images of Salvation in the New Testament
Intervarsity Press, 2010

The New Testament writers use various metaphors and analogies when they talk about salvation. For example, the Gospels talk about the “Kingdom of God,” John emphasizes “eternal life,” and Paul talks about “justification” and “election.”

Brenda Colijn examines 12 of these images in their original contexts and discusses their implications for Christian theology and discipleship. She shows us that the biblical presentation of salvation is not one-dimensional, but rich and multifaceted. Many of her observations challenge popular understandings of salvation that are human-centered and individualistic.

This book is recommended for serious Bible students interested in the doctrine of salvation or New Testament theology. It would be an excellent resource for an adult Sunday school class or sermon series.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 3 No. 4