Exploring God 's Plan For Life On Earth

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It should be noted that the assignment was to review a book from the list in the Syllabus. The book I chose was listed as having been published by Kregel Academic in 2008. The version I obtained was published by Inter-Varsity Press and purchased as an electronic book via Logos Bible Study. The chapter headings and subsections are all the same, so it is my hope that the rest is as well. There may be some variations in content or structure from the other that I am not aware of. The subtitle is different: Exploring God’s Plan for Life on Earth, so I make those allowances up front.
Dr. Desmond Alexander is a well know author of books on biblical theology and is senior lecturer in Biblical Studies at Union Theological College and associate
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Each chapter has three or more subsections except for his Conclusion. Finally he has included an excellent Select bibliography with 100+/- references and a very extensive Index of Biblical References.
Critical Evaluation
Chapter 1 is the Introduction and I appreciate the way Alexander guides us into the first portion of his work. It is here he lets us know that the anthology of literature, the Bible is his target source. Within the Bible he notes that there are “very strong links between Genesis 1–3 and Revelation 20–22 suggest that these passages frame the entire biblical meta-story. Detailed evidence for this will be provided in the chapters that follow.”3 He wants the reader to know that this study is not intended
2Alexander, T. D. (2008). From Eden to the New Jerusalem: Exploring God’s Plan for Life on Earth (p. 7). Nottingham, England: Inter-Varsity.
3Ibid. pg. 11 to be an exhaustive one, but rather indicatory, giving us some of the main subjects that are found all through the Bible. Chapter 2, From sacred garden to holy city: experiencing the presence of God, we work our way through about one fourth of the book as Alexander addresses of six subsections that sketch out the theme of God 's presence here on earth. The point being that God desires to reclaim the original purpose of His having created Eden and the plan to culminate with the transformation to the New
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