This book originates from Luke 24 v27, where Jesus explained to two disciples on the road to Emmaeus what was said about himself in all the Scriptures. The book is a collection of thirteen essays originally presented by some of the best Old Testament scholars from around the world. There is a unifying passion clear in all the essays. The authors want Christian preachers and teachers to see the usefulness and relevance of the 78% of the Bible which is often overlooked.
Clear, respected, robust writing in each chapter follow a broadly similar pattern including a sample sermon. Seven of the chapters deal with how to preach different genres with the chapter by Tremper Longman III on Wisdom perhaps the most helpful.
This volume is a most useful guide to those who handle scripture with regularity. Gritty, academic and Christ-centric!