Monday, July 28, 2014
Review: The Tabernacle by:Timothy C. Dunlap
About the Book:
Most of us desire to know God more intimately, and to become empowered to live more effectively. We’re weary of being overcome by the pressures of our difficult age. We desire to reclaim the powerful days of our conversion, and those moments the Holy Spirit fell upon us – but sadly, we’ve become a nation other than those people in those days.
This book will bring you back into the empowering life God intends you to live out. He wants you to experience His power daily, just like those early years He showered you with spiritual ecstasy.
Our Bibles, though mysterious in many ways, are our present hope! The “Handbook to bible study” reminds us that some books of the Bible are “… difficult to interpret. …baffled many through the centuries… Yet it is the very presence of certain literary features that gives us clues to enable us to decode the book successfully. One must always operate in Bible study with the assumption that God intends the Book to be understood. Somewhere within it must be materials to help with the difficult parts, since it is self-interpreting. …”
“The Tabernacle” is one of those literary features that give us clues to enable us to decode God’s plan for abiding in His presence, and to understand why the Bible teaches empowering dynamics of private praying to Him.
The Tabernacle, is a great teaching tool, it dictates a path to a better prayer life.The author not only shows you how it is a command from God but also how to obtain it. While this is a good commentary on interpreting the Bible and how to have a more thorough Bible study, I believe you shouldn't use it as a stand alone study. The author brings about many good points and a thorough understanding of the Bible should be one of our main focuses as a Christian.
While the author has shown a proper amount of research, I found his work to be very cerebral to my understanding. He seemed to be everywhere and difficult to follow. Some may enjoy that type of writing but I didn't. But with all that be said, he did provide many valid points that are worth looking into.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bostick Communications.