by Glenn Pemberton
The God Who Saves presents the powerful story, woven throughout the diverse texts of the Old Testament, of a God who is urgently and passionately in love, not just with Israel, but with all of God's creatures, especially the poor and powerless. For the beginning university student, finally, this book is an engaging and accessible encounter with the Old Testament.
This textbook dives into the Old Testament from the perspective of ancient Israel. With captivating and rich content, enhanced by maps, tables, biblical reading assignments, discussion topics, and further research prompts, the conversation within Pemberton's book is deepened in its ability to reach both academic and spiritual concepts. The God Who Saves also provides supporting materials available to instructors, such as multiple quiz and exam questions, course syllabi and schedules, and more.
Glenn Pemberton teaches Old Testament at Abilene Christian University. After serving in full-time ministry, Glenn earned his PhD from the joint program of the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology. He has authored numerous essays on Psalms and Proverbs, short commentaries on Proverbs in The New Interpreter's Bible One Volume Commentary (Abingdon, 2010) and Leviticus in The Transforming Word One Volume Commentary on the Bible (ACU Press, 2008), and authored After Lament (ACU Press, 2014), Hurting with God (ACU Press, 2012), and When God Calls (21st Century Christian, 2007). Follow Glenn at his website: www.glennpemberton.com. Every semester he engages students in an introduction to the Hebrew Bible, leading them to encounter the text in new ways. Glenn and his wife, Dr. Dana Kennamer Pemberton, love the challenge and joy of working with undergraduates.
"Never accommodating himself to trendiness, Pemberton here presses the student to ponder the structures of Israel and the message of Israel's God. Each chapter is accompanied by glossaries of new terms, discussion questions, items to know in order to grasp the chapter, and suggestive elements for further study. I taught a course on this topic for seventeen years, and this is the book I needed most."
Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament
Northern Seminary, Lombard, Illinois
"We already knew that Glenn Pemberton was a very fine Scripture scholar; and we knew of his passion for Gospel faith that has been mediated through his own life. Now, in this volume, we get Pemberton, the teacher. The distinctive feature of this work is its great attentiveness to pedagogy that is marked by clarity, honesty, accessibility, a good sense of humor, and a judicious balance between the forest and the trees. Pemberton has in his purview other teachers and their students. I anticipate that this book will be a welcome resource for many classrooms, for many teachers, and for very many students."
Columbia Theological Seminary
Dimensions (inches): 10 x 8
Weight (pounds): 1.7