A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
by Fred G. Zaspel
This new book was a great idea, unique at least in recent publishing. It this book Ryan McGraw leads the reader through the Bible chapter by chapter, providing a one sentence summary and a selected verse for each. This will prove to be a very helpful aid while reading through the Bible, and a useful aid to selective Bible memorization.
God covenants with fallen human beings, promising to undo the ruin Satan brought on the human race, dividing mankind into the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent.
God Creates the Heavens and the Earth in Six Days, and Makes Man After His Own Image as the Capstone of Creation
‘Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”’ Gen. 1:26.
God Institutes the Sabbath, Resting from His Work of Creation, and Places Man in a Covenant Relationship with Himself, Instituting Marriage
‘And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day you eat of it you shall surely die.”’ Gen. 2:16-17.
Mankind Falls through Adam Breaking the Covenant, and Amidst the Curse, God Promises to Preserve a Seed from the Woman Until the Great Seed of the Woman Saves His People By Crushing the Serpent’s Head
‘And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.’ Gen. 3:15.
The Lord Divides the Seed of the Woman from the Seed of the Serpent, Cain Murders Abel, and the Promise Goes to the Sons of Seth.
‘And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the LORD.’ Gen. 4:26.
God Preserves the Seed of the Woman and Gives Hope in the Face of the First List of Deaths
‘And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.’ Gen. 5:24.
The Seed of the Woman Mixes with the Seed of the Serpent and God Promises to Preserve the Covenant Line in Spite of Man’s Wickedness.
‘But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark – you, your sons, your wife, and your sons wives with you.’ Gen. 6:18.
The book includes six appendices for further review:
- Stages in the Covenant of Grace
- How the Books of the Bible Point to Christ
- The Ten Commandments
- Other Proverbs for Meditation
- The Beatitudes
- The Lord’s Prayer
Endorsement from Guy Waters
There is no book more important to read than the Bible, and there is hardly a book more intimidating to read than the Bible. We may be thankful to Ryan McGraw for producing such a practical and user-friendly help to the study of Scripture. Concise summaries and memorization verses from each chapter serve not only beginning readers but also seasoned readers. Read this book, and then read the Bible!
A great idea and a most useful resource for Bible readers.
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A DIVINE TAPESTRY: SUMMARIES AND MEMORY VERSES FROM EVERY CHAPTER OF SCRIPTURE, by Ryan M. McGraw