Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Look At the Story of Joseph in Light of the New Testament


The story of Joseph is one of the most beloved in the Old Testament. Bauchman brings new insights to the interpretation of the story by using the New Testament and Christ's teaching to enhance the understanding of the story.

Bauchman's goal in the book was to be mindful of the gospel and to try to understand the characters and the lessons of the story through the character of Christ. The characters in the Joseph story are very human. They are all flawed human beings in need of redemption. By looking at them in light of the perfection of Christ we can see the lessons of the story even more clearly.

Baucham does an excellent job of breaking down the story of Joseph by chapters and giving new insights through the comparison with

the writings from the new testament. I learned a lot from reading the book although I was familiar with the Joseph story. It fleshed out the meaning of the story and made me look at some of the parts differently.

I recommend this book if you love the story of Joseph. By reading the book, I think you will find even more depth to the lesson of Joseph's trials and unshakable belief in the Lord.

I reviewed this book for Crossway Publishing.