"This is a masterful panorama of the old testament. Helpful thumbnails of each book, illuminating engagement with the text, perceptive connections with our own day and faith combine to make this a superb overview of the old testament. The arrangement of material along the timeline of history is immensely useful and at a stroke clarifies how the old testament flows toward the new; but the real genius of the book is that it begins with that destination: with Christ, whose Scripture it was. Seasoned preachers and inquiring beginners alike will gain from every page. Read it : it's brilliant!"
Dominic Smart, (1959 – 2020) Author and conference speaker
'There can be no doubt that this book benefits greatly from Alec Motyer's lifetime of Old Testament study. His mastery of the Hebrew text, his knowledge of the Old Testament background, and his conviction that Jesus Christ is the fulfilment of the law and prophets together give him a rare ability to paint the big picture and to tell the 'story within the story' of the Old Testament.'
John Stott, (1921-2011), Rector Emeritus, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
"This is vintage Motyer; it is affectionate--the writer's sheer delight in 'the law of the Lord' tends to ooze out from behind the print; it is fresh--he's familiar with the scholarly waterfront but Jacob-like has wrestled and stewed over these texts himself (and his struggle is our gain); it is devious, for Alec clearly wants to hook you on the Old Testament! Huge kudos to 'Focus' for this format."