Fire by night: finding God in the pages of the Old Testament
What do we do with the Old Testament? How do we read words written in a world so different from ours, stories so ruthless and so filled with grace?
In Fire by Night , pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler invites readers to marvel at the Old Testament. Page after page, in stories and poems and prophecies, the Hebrew Scripture introduces us to a God who is unwieldy and uncontrollable, common and extraordinary, and who brings both life and death. Using stories from Scripture and from her ministry, Florer-Bixler braids together the text with the sometimes ordinary, sometimes radical grace of God. The same passages that confuse and horrify and baffle us can, if we are paying attention, lure us closer toward God. This God has traveled with people through cloud and fire, by day and by night, since the beginning of time.
The Old Testament is a perplexing book of profound grace, hope, and beauty. It's a book of fire. To read the Old Testament is to draw close to God's love, which continues to burn away our expectations and set us ablaze. This God has traveled with people through pillars of cloud and fire, by day and by night, since the days of the exodus.
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|Grouping Title||fire by night finding god in the pages of the old testament|
|Grouping Author||florer bixler melissa|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-02-12 04:11:42AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-04-06 04:16:37AM|
|auth_author2||Powery, Luke A., 1974-|
|author2-role||Powery, Luke A.,1974-writer of foreword.|
|available_at_aacpl||Mountain Road Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Edgewater Library - Nonfiction|
Mountain Road Library - Nonfiction
Severn Library - Nonfiction
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
Mountain Road Library
|subject_facet||Bible. -- Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc|
God -- Biblical teaching
|title_display||Fire by night : finding God in the pages of the Old Testament|
|title_full||Fire by night : finding God in the pages of the Old Testament / Melissa Florer-Bixler|
|title_short||Fire by night|
|title_sub||finding God in the pages of the Old Testament|
Criticism, interpretation, etc