Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm looking forward to reading John Fesko's new book The Rule of Love: Broken, Fulfilled, Applied. But an absolute prerequisite to doing that is being able to attain a copy. So far I have been unsuccessful. Are there any in the UK? If you have spotted a copy let me know.
Here's the blurb:
In The Rule of Love, J. V. Fesko gives an introductory exposition of the Ten Commandments. Beginning with the importance of the prologue, and then addressing each Commandment in turn, he sets forth a balanced and biblical approach that places the law in proper perspective.
Throughout the book, Fesko analyzes the historical context of God’s giving the law in order to help us accurately understand the moral demands God places upon humanity. Yet, Fesko does not stop there; he also discusses the covenantal and redemptive context in which the law was given.
Thus, he shows that the law is not presented to us in order for us to present ourselves right before God. Rather, it demonstrates our failure to love God as we should and points us to Christ and His perfect obedience in all that God requires of us. Fesko also shows how Christ applies the commandments to His people by the indwelling power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
This is an excellent survey of the Ten Commandments that promises to bring about a more accurate understanding of the proper uses of the law, as well as engender profound gratitude for all that God is for us in Christ.
There is a review by Anthony Selvaggio at Ref 21. And don't forget the Reformed Forum interview.