"Against the Gods: The Polemical Theology of the Old Testament"
Have you ever wondered why the authors of the Old Testament books were so focused on events like creation, flood, babel, etc.? Or, have you been curious why there seems to be a hyper-focus on the events of the Exodus from Egypt (and Egypt as a whole)? The authors of the Old Testament had much more in mind than simply recording historical events. Led by the Holy Spirit, they write in a manner to break down the arguments and religious beliefs of the paganism that was surrounding them, and seducing them at all times (sound familiar?).
Author John Currio writes about the polemical nature of the Old Testament, namely that the authors while expressing the faith of the one true God of Israel, were at the same time always undermining and demolishing the arguments of pagan belief. This is an important book for anyone who wants to understand the Old Testament (especially teachers), in order to see how it synergies so well with the later polemical arguments used in the New Testament (think of Paul on Mars Hill). This is a short book that is easy to read, and has our full endorsement.