Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace: The Gospel in the Lives of Isaac and Jacob (The Gospel According to the Old Testament)

Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace The Gospel in the Lives of Isaac and Jacob The Gospel According to the Old Testament None

  • Title: Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace: The Gospel in the Lives of Isaac and Jacob (The Gospel According to the Old Testament)
  • Author: Iain M. Duguid
  • ISBN: 9780875526553
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Over the past few weeks I have had the joy of reading the second edition of Iain Duguid’s book, Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace: The Gospel in the Lives of Isaac & Jacob. Simply put, this book thrilled be from the first page to the last. Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace is a part of P&R Publishing’s The Gospel According to the Old Testament series. A series which I was not familiar with until reading this book and a series which is now at the top of my “to read” list [...]

    2. Excellent work by Ian Duguid. Shows how God's grace overcomes human weaknesses and sinfulness in the lives of Isaac and Jacob. Shows us the 'story-line' of the Old Testament that ultimately leads to Christ.

    3. God's grace is relentless in that we are shown our brokeness and emptiness more fully, we come to cling more tightly still to God's promise that one day the work in us and in our world will be perfectly done. Amen. It is this self-revelation of ourselves (see our sin) and God's holiness and faithfulness we come to know the transforming work of grace in our lives that we are moved to worship. Isaac and Jacob lived that and so do we. Grace enables us for true repentance that challenges our pride, [...]

    4. I used this while preaching through the Jacob cycle in Genesis. Living in the Grip of Grace is a solid book of sermons. Pretty straightforward, but a little dry at times. I much preferred Tim Keller's Redeemer Study on Genesis, or even Kent Hughes for homiletical help. Derek Kidner is an excellent short commentary and for fuller exploration, see commentaries by Allen Ross, Sidney Greidanus, Bruce Waltke or Leon Kass.

    5. In his second entry into The Gospel According to the Old Testament series, Duguid examines the lives of Isaac and Jacob. From these two men and the events of their lives, we gain understanding about the ways God chooses and preserves His people. Although these men have glaring flaws, God’s promises are never in doubt—due only to His faithfulness. Duguid has written another helpful, much-needed volume on how the Old Testament points us to Christ.

    6. Currently reading this in Men's Discipleship for my church. I missed the first week, but I'm excited to read this and to meet up with the Men of Redeemer OPC in the coming weeks. I'll write a full review once I am able.

    7. This is a very good study of the Jacob narrative in Genesis. Exegetical, practical, Christ-centered, clear.

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