Fr. Dominique BarthÃ©lemy, O.P. was an internationally recognized expert on Old Testament studies and a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. In this highly praised work he dispenses with the technical language of exegesis and linguistics and speaks more simply and directlyâ€”as a priest, a teacher, a believer â€”about the heart of the Biblical message. This work is a beautiful and inspiring introduction to the spiritual teaching of the Old Testament, a book that will greatly help believers to hear the renewing and rejuvenating Word of God with deepened understanding and appreciation.
This is a book about the close relationship between God and man. It is about the long history of God's love for man and the struggles that man has had in remaining faithful to God and keeping unbroken the divine image in which he was created. BarthÃ©lemy's purpose here is to present what God says about himself and about those made in his image (man) in the inspired texts of Scripture. Fr. BarthÃ©lemy helps us see the profound unity between the Old and New Testaments, and he shows how the Old Testament is a necessary and valuable light for men of faith today.
This powerful work by an acclaimed Biblical and spiritual writer will enkindle the heart and instruct the mind of modern man to see who God really is and who we truly are in God's eyes, helping us to understand the full extent of our deep need for God and knowledge of our ultimate purpose in life.