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Doug Van Dorn


Christ in All Scripture Series (Book Five)
Doug Van Dorn, Christ in the OT: Promised, Patterned, and Present
(Revised and Expanded)

"A certain kind of delight comes over the Christian when he or she discovers glorious truths in the Bible that were somehow missed or misinterpreted throughout one's life. I experienced this many times in reading Pastor Van Dorn's insightful work. Surely, Christ is found throughout the Old Testament and his ministry precedes his achievements through the Incarnation."


Douglas Groothuis (Ph.D.)

Professor of Philosophy, Denver Seminary

Author of Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith


Few subjects are as important, yet ignored or misapplied, as the one addressed in this book. Jesus Christ is the absolute center and focus of the totality of God’s word. Many people confess this belief, since Jesus himself taught it (Luke 24:27; John 5:39). Christians have done well to see this on one or two levels. Yet, truly understanding just how primary he is as an actor—even in the Old Testament—is something few have considered. In this revised and expanded edition of From the Shadows to the Savior (2015), Douglas Van Dorn helps us see the light of Christ that emerges from the dark hallways of Scriptures that so many find outdated, unintelligible, and irrelevant for today’s Church.

Learn how Christ is found in such things as prophecy, typology, and the law. Then, come in for a deeper study of how the Person himself is actually present, walking, speaking, and acting, beginning in the very first book of the Bible. Learn how words such as “Word,” “Name,” “Glory,” and “Wisdom” are all ideas that the Scripture itself attaches to Christ who in the OT is called The Angel of the LORD. Then see if such ideas don’t radically change the way you think about all of God’s word in this truly life-changing summary of Christ in the Old Testament.


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