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The Gospel According to the Old Testament Upgrade (2 vols.)

Format: Digital
, 2015–2016

For more from this series, check out the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series (15 vols.).



The Gospel According to the Old Testament series illuminates the good news of Christ in the Old Testament books. Marked by thoughtful, Christ-focused theology at an accessible level, these two volumes highlight God’s redemptive plan throughout the history of Israel. In A Journey to Wholeness: The Gospel According to Naaman’s Slave Girl, Mark Belz extolls the power of God’s forgiveness across generational, gender, cultural, and economic boundaries. Gregory Cook’s Severe Compassion: The Gospel According to Nahum, explains the prophetic ministry of Nahum in light of the gospel. Both of these resources are filled with surprising insights that will facilitate engagement with culture and motivate heart change.

For more from this series, check out the Gospel according to the Old Testament Series (13 vols.).

Key Features

  • Christ-centered interpretation of Old Testament figures, stories, and books
  • Accessible redemptive-historical exegesis from pastor-scholars

Product Details

  • Title: The Gospel according to the Old Testament Upgrade
  • Series Editor: Iain M. Duguid
  • Series: Gospel according to the Old Testament
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 426
  • Resource Type: Commentaries
  • Topic: Biblical Theology
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A Journey to Wholeness: The Gospel According to Naaman’s Slave Girl

  • Author: Mark Belz
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 188

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This book focuses on biblical reconciliation, both in its primary sense (as Paul uses it) and in a secondary sense, insofar as it touches on reconciliation between races, rich and poor, Jew and Gentile, the powerful and the weak, and between other alienated groups. The focus of the book is Naaman, a Syrian general, and his Jewish slave girl, whose simple testimony helped to bring about a great work of reconciliation: the salvation of her Syrian master. As the story unfolds, God’s saving power is displayed, particularly in bringing light to the Gentiles and in demonstrating the free offer of the gospel. Many Christians identify Naaman’s story with his miraculous healing in the Jordan River but fail to see the greater truth of God’s love for the Gentiles and the breadth of the gospel’s reach. Mark Belz brings understanding and encouragement to us as we see God’s great mercy at work.

Using this beautiful Old Testament presentation of the gospel, Mark Belz woos us to be reconciled to God and man.

—George Robertson, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA

This is a book that lingers. . . . This riveting read is now on my list of favorite books.

—Susan Hunt, conference speaker, author, and former director, Women’s Ministries in the Church (PCA)

Mark Belz (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) has served as moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Severe Compassion: The Gospel According to Nahum

  • Author: Gregory D. Cook
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 238

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Gregory Cook helps readers navigate the book of Nahum, a poetic masterpiece that teaches about God’s love for his adulterous people. As the prophet Nahum teaches, God’s passionate love threatens all our other loves. When we find God boring and the world fascinating, we commit the sin of rebellion—but God, with severe compassion, refuses to abandon us when we stray into destructive paths. Ultimately, Nahum’s prophecy is fulfilled in Christ, who relentlessly pursued his people and entered history in order to redeem them for himself. Cook further develops his rich description with historical background, cultural references, literary allusions, poetic devices, and challenging application.

Greg has done the hard work of digging into the Hebrew text; he has gleaned insights from scholars and learned about the world and time in which Nahum wrote; he has sat with and listened carefully and humbly to the text; he has seen and appreciated how it speaks about and points to Jesus; and he has then gone on to consider how its message speaks to us today as people in union with Christ.

—Elizabeth Groves, lecturer in Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary

Gregory D. Cook has completed a PhD in hermeneutics and biblical interpretation from Westminster Theological Seminary, prior to which he was the pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church (PCA) in West Virginia and the youth and college pastor at Evangelical Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Delaware.