Believing the fundamental Christian claim that the purpose of the Bible is to present the Savior, Geisler focuses on Christ as the unity and unfolding message of the whole of Scripture. Christ is the tie between the Testaments, the content of the canon, and the unifying theme within each book of the Bible.
This book is basic to both Bible study and preaching and serves as an excellent guide to the Bible's central theme. It encompasses far more than a study of types and the Old Testament prophecies. Each chapter takes seriously the affirmation of Jesus: “Everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44).
Related to Geisler's central thrust—that Christ is the clue to the whole Bible—is the clear assertion concerning the inspiration of Scripture and the deity of Christ. Chapter topics include:
- Christ Is the Key to the Bible
- Christ in the Old Testament
- Christ in Both Testaments
- Christ in Every Section of the Bible
- Christ in Each Book of the Bible
- The Word of God; Personal and Propositional
Also included are a bibliography, subject index, and Scripture index.
- Title: To Understand the Bible Look for Jesus
- Author: Norman L. Geisler
- Publisher: Wipf & Stock
- Publication Date: 2002
- Pages: 128
About Norman L. Geisler
Norman L. Geisler has taught at university and graduate levels for nearly fifty years and has spoken, traveled, or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-six countries. He holds a B. A. and M. A. from Wheaton College, a Th. B. from William Tyndale College and a Ph. D. in Philosophy from Loyola University.
After his studies at Wheaton, he became the graduate assistant in the Bible-Philosophy department at the college. He has since taught Bible, Apologetics and Philosophy at Detroit Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Dallas Theological Seminary, and was Dean of Liberty Center for Research and Scholarship in Lynchburg, VA. In 1992 he co-founded and served as President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, until 2006. Currently, he is professor of Theology and Apologetics at SES.
In addition to the books in this collection, Geisler is also the author of A General Introduction to the Bible and I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, as well as the books in The Norman L. Geisler Apologetics Library and Norman L. Geisler’s Systematic Theology (4 vols.).