"Recognizing Christ in the Old Testament" by Jim Raddin
This book describes some of the ways Christ shows Himself to me in the Old Testament. He comes as a suprise to me there, as He generally does in all of life.
I was expecting only a few scattered prophecies of Him. Instead, He shows Himself personally and intimately from Genesis to Malachi.
My problem was not only that the Old Testament is longer and harder to read than the New one. My problem was me, and my reliance on myself and others to figure out what it said. I was ignoring the One doing the saying. Seek Him with me.
"Experiencing the Holy Days" by Jim Raddin
This book is about some of the things I thought I knew but didn't. It is also about what I thought I couldn't know. As it turns out, I can know the Christ who is able to make all our days Holy.
Some of the book outlines historical perspectives causing me to reassess long-held notions about traditions like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. Other parts present simple scientific and mathmatical ideas about time, space, light, gravity, infinity and the now. At its heart, the book is a Biblical discussion challenging some of the prevailing secular and religious narratives about what is real. It is an invitation to intimately know the Holy One and celebrate Him in all our days.