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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Romance of Redemption - Warren Austin Gage

Your story as the bride of Christ. This book is a well researched perspective of the church as the bride of Christ. The author is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a unique background as a trial attorney and was a professor at Knox Theological Seminary and is now as assistant pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This book is the story of 16 brides in the Bible and how their stories "pre-figure the Gospel destiny." The author states, "An authentic Gospel minister must be both a minister and a servant."
The beginning of each chapter is the author's narrative of the story, and then goes on to state how the brides of the Bible are types of the Bride of the Lamb.
Included are chapters on Rebekah, Rachel, Eve, Ruth, Marty, Tamar, Rahab, Gomer, Esther, and others. They are separated into categories such as Brides Best Known for their Purity and the opposite Brides stained with Whoredom. Mary Magdalene gets her own Epilogue separate from the rest. If you want to read how the church is the bride of Christ, Mr. Gage pulls together examples from the Old and New Testaments to explain God's redemptive story.
Published by St. Andrews House, LLC. Website available as www.saintandrewshouse.com.
I have been provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.

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