I recently reviewed, Irresistible by Andy Stanley (click here). Now I’d like to share a couple of quotes:

“The Bible is a book organized around two covenants: One between God and ancient Israel and one between God and you! Focus on the second one. The covenant between God and Israel is obsolete. Read for historical context and inspiration. But don’t try any of that stuff at home!” Pg. 103

“All the gods of the ancient world were human rights violators. Within the context of first-century violence, nobody batted an eye at the violence depicted in the Jewish Scriptures. This was standard fare. Standard warfare. That’s just the way the world was. If the God of the Jews was going to establish a nation for himself, he would have to wade into the fray and play by the rules of the day. Which is exactly what he did.” Pg. 163