Christ and the Desert Tabernacle

Format: Trade Paperback

Page Count:  132

Publisher:  EP Books

Publication Date:  2012

Language:  English

ISBN-10:  0852347812

ISBN-13:  978-0852347812

List Price:  $15.99

“This book is about the ultimate church-building programme.”  Fesko, in the opening Acknowledgments section of the book, sets the stage for the reader to not expect the standard discussion of the building of the tabernacle.  He begins with the description of the tabernacle and its contents as described in the closing chapters of Exodus and then shows the reader to how they are ultimately about Christ.

Each of the books thirteen chapters focuses on different aspects of the tabernacle (building materials, the Ark, etc.) and its symbolism then points the reader to New Testament passages showing how they point to the person and work of Christ.

Fesko wrote this book as a result of a sermon series he preached while serving at Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Woodstock, GA).  As such, the chapters did not delve as deeply as I would have wanted.  I would have appreciated footnotes/endnotes and a bibliography for further reference.

The book is a quick read and Fesko does a good job in opening up these passages of Scripture to his readers and shows they are not merely a description of a building to be easily glossed over but a foreshadowing of the coming Christ.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book free from Cross Focused Reviews as part of their Christ and the Desert Tabernacle Blog Tour.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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