Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History
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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Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History Second U.S. edition copyright © 2004 by
The Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation, Gryon, Switzerland Published by Crossway
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Introduction by udo W. Middelmann 7 1 Joshua's Preparation 15 2 The Three
Changeless Factors 35 3 The Continuity of the Covenant 55 4 Rahab 79 5 Two
Kinds of Memorials 91 6 Jericho, Achan, and Ai 109 7 Mount Ebal and Mount ...
Joshua (and the Bible in its entirety) expands our field of vision. There is more to
it than a story for the familiar Negro spiritual "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho." The
series of sermons that became this book allows Schaeffer to stretch our minds.
But the book of Joshua speaks also of the basis for continuity. The continuity of
nature's laws across the globe and in all history is matched by the continuity of
God's laws for human beings everywhere. The text links, going backwards in time
The consequences become evident in people's lives. We never stand alone, but
are grafted into the continuity of confident believers, whether as Joshua or Elijah,
as Deborah or Mary. For the same reason we are foolish when we neglect or ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
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
THE THREE CHANGELESS FACTORS
THE CONTINUITY OF THE COVENANT
TWO KINDS OF MEMORIALS
JERICHO ACHAN AND AI
MOUNT EBAL AND MOUNT GERIZIM
EAST AND WEST OF JORDAN
THE CITIES OF REFUGE
JOSHUAS FAREWELL CHOOSE