long i had searched for a study on the book of joshua (out of personal reasons), and so my heart leaped as i saw it in a bookshop. i immediately bought it. it was worth every €.
what i like on the book:
* on the whole: sound doctrine, balanced and biblical
* pulls information on the person joshua out of the biblical
text and context
* describes the parrallels between the entering of the promised
land for the israelites back then, and in our days through
jesus christ. (joshua-jeshua)
* it renders clear how a personal walk with god can get boosted
through radically submitting every area of life to our maker.
* brief and contentful, not a scholars review, everyone can read
it. seems to be written by someone who knows what is worth
* at times a bit too war-promoting ?
there is definitely a time/place/setting for reading books on
discipleship, peace and love, but also a time for such a book.
especially in our occidental 21st century culture and
* a few repetitions ( on special details that the author
emphasizes) which are not really a minus but help to remember
things worth being remembered.
on the whole i am really thankful that wiersbe took a lot of work off my back, for i would have studied the book of joshua on myself deeper otherwise, but now he already pointed to some very interesting details, i feel much more at ease now, feeling like i understand the purpose of this book of the bible, and also now everytime i read the study bible notes in the book of joshua i somehow have the feeling of knowing more than the bible comment :)