Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History

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Crossway, Jan 8, 2004 - Religion - 224 pages

The book of Joshua brings to life real history during the crucial period of transition for the Israelites as they follow God's direction and settle in the promised land. Israel needed discipline in light of their newfound freedom. They faced the responsibility of living as a covenant people while adapting to change. Joshua describes the historic shift from the revelation of God's promises to their realization. God's care of his people becomes obvious, and their struggle with disobedience, selfishness, and fear is very human.

Francis Schaeffer's thoughts on the book of Joshua show readers the historic, spiritual, and intellectual nourishment available for the Christian life through the examples of Joshua and his fellow Israelites. In the book of Joshua, Schaeffer finds that God reveals his sorrow over human sin, as well as his gracious love for his people. This is as true for us as it was for those in Joshua's time. This study of the settling of Israel will inspire readers to see the hand of God present in all of history, including today.

 

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After losing this under the sofa cushion for a couple of months, I finally finished it. It was good to read along with Deuteronomy. They partner well. Joshua has become one of my favorite heroes. His ... Read full review

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Joshua was the transitional figure for Israel. He was the first leader after the giving of the Law (Moses being the giver of the Law). He was the person who led them into the Promised Land. It is ... Read full review

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Contents

JOSHUAS PREPARATION
15
THE THREE CHANGELESS FACTORS
35
THE CONTINUITY OF THE COVENANT
55
RAHAB
79
TWO KINDS OF MEMORIALS
91
JERICHO ACHAN AND AI
109
MOUNT EBAL AND MOUNT GERIZIM
127
THE GIBEONITES
147
CALEBS FAITHFULNESS
163
EAST AND WEST OF JORDAN
171
THE CITIES OF REFUGE
191
JOSHUAS FAREWELL CHOOSE
209
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Recognized internationally for his work in Christianity and culture, Francis A. Schaeffer authored more than twenty books, which have been translated into a score of languages and sold millions worldwide. He and his wife, Edith, founded L'Abri Fellowship international study and discipleship centers. Schaeffer passed away in 1984, but his influence and legacy continue worldwide.

Udo W. Middelmann is president of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation. He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and a longtime worker at Swiss L'Abri. Udo and Debbie Middelmann have five children and three grandchildren.

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