The Reformed Reader

Dennis Johnson’s new book, Walking with Jesus Through His Word: Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures (P&R 2015), has just hit the shelves! Johnson writes with exegetical care, pastoral sensitivity, and a redemptive-historical hermeneutic that wonderfully draws together parts of God’s word that sometimes feel quite disparate. Here is a nice section from the first chapter:

Jesus had been telling his disciples for weeks, perhaps months, what was going to happen when they got to Jerusalem. Not only had he been preparing them for the bad news – his rejection and gruesome execution – but he had also been telling them the good news of his resurrection. Yet when what Jesus had told them would happen did actually happen, they were first shattered by his death and then dubious about the reports of his resurrection. These men were not in the same spiritual state of outright rebellion as…

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