Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World, Thomas Schreiner

Covenant“Covenant is one of the most important words in the Bible since it introduces one of the central theological themes in Scripture.”

These are the first words in Schreiner’s book Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World. In this short, accessible book, Schreiner begins by explaining what a covenant is. Then he traces the idea of covenant from creation, to Noah, to Abraham, to Israel, to David, and eventually to the new covenant.

Schreiner’s writing on this topic is both biblical and clear. He acknowledges the continuity between covenants while also highlighting the discontinuity between covenants. Ultimately, he points the reader to Jesus who is at the center of the new covenant.