Matthew James Hamilton
Hidden in Plain Sight
Bethany House, 2012
Boyd Seevers is well aware that not all biblical texts are engaging. He says ancient writings can seem almost impenetrable because of barriers of geography and time. He wrote this book to help readers penetrate those barriers.
Seevers isolates the most “boring” texts from the Old Testament to show that we can find meaning and application in each one. He addresses texts like Leviticus, the second half of Joshua, and genealogies throughout the Old Testament. In addition, he examines repetitive texts like Kings and Chronicles, Ecclesiastes, the Prophets and Apocalyptic Prophecy.
In each chapter Seevers explains the original context of these passages and then demonstrates how they can apply to us today. Those with little background knowledge of the biblical text will benefit from this study.