Pastor Charles Swindoll is widely beloved for his radio sermons and his writing, and if you've ever listened to him you'll recognize his "voice" in his books. This is no exception. He brings his iconic teaching style to the story of Abraham, the father of our faith.
I like that Pastor Swindoll wrote this as a semi-biography, imagining Abraham's character and personal faith journey from what Scripture tells us *and* what archeology and anthropology reveal.
The beautiful thing is that this is Abraham's life, lived specifically in his time and place and culture, but it relates to our lives because his God is our God, and so there is much that we can learn from this man.
This book is full of spiritual insights, gentle humor, practical application, and historical research. It will satisfy a reader who wants some meat to chew on, while still being perfectly accessible to a young believer.
If the early chapters of Genesis have been feeling dry lately, then it's time to read "Abraham."
The color, texture and flavor of the original events will be recovered as you dive into this book that is both story and Bible study.
Thank you to Tyndale Publishing for my review copy.
Charles Swindoll has devoted over four decades to two passions: an unwavering commitment to the practical communication and application of God's Word, and an untiring devotion to seeing lives transformed by God's grace. Chuck graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary and has since been honored with four doctorates. For his teaching on Insight for Living, he has received the Program of the Year award and the Hall of Fame award from the National Religious Broadcasters as well as multiple book awards.