Book Review: Invited to Know God (A. J. Culp)


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Deuteronomy is a very difficult book. It is made up of 34 chapters and it comes at the end of the Pentateuch, after four other long books. How do we read and understand Deuteronomy, and why should we even try? Do we need to read Israel being given the law a second time? Is it possible to write a short book on such a long and difficult book of the Bible? In the Lexham Press’ Transformative Word Series (edited by Craig Bartholonew and David Beldman), A. J. Culp, lecturer in Old Testament and biblical languages at Malyon Theological College, wrote this book so that when you read Deuteronomy you can be sure that you are learning to know God better. One look at the Table of Contents shows us this:

  1. A Lens for Reading
  2. Introducing Deuteronomy
  3. Deuteronomy 1–4: Memory as a Means of Knowing God
  4. Deuteronomy 5–11: Worship as a…

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