This is a quiet book introducing us to a host of Bible people, some who are familiar to us, others not so. Donald Mackay has set these people in pairs to show how their lives impact one another, and on the Bible story, something we don’t often think about. The author takes us with him on a journey through the Bible visiting these characters as they appear in the context of the Scripture narrative.
Billy Graham, Author of the online devotional ‘Walk with Me’
With refreshing frankness, Donald Mackay succinctly summarises the experiences, successes and failings of some of the Bible’s main characters, presenting them in pairs so as to draw out helpful comparisons along the way.
Paul Gibson, Minister, Knox Church (Free Church of Scotland), Perth, Scotland
… a novel approach to biblical character studies, focussing on pairs of contemporaneous individuals and exploring their experience of God. Using this approach can give a fresh look at some familiar biblical stories as a primer for further spiritual reflection.
Graham Nicholls, Director, Affinity, Cambridge, UK
Can you guess who the ‘two rogues might be, or the ‘two traitors’ or the ‘two cheats’? You will find yourself wondering, ‘Who will be next?’ and, driven by curiosity, you will turn page after page.
Donald Macleod, Retired Principal of Free Church College, Edinburgh, Scotland
This is a strikingly original work shedding light on various Biblical characters. … a thought–provoking book. The only criticism is that the chapters are too short – we are left asking for more!