Many modern readers think of the Book of Numbers with a groan. And it does begin slowly, with several chapters detailing the census of Israel. But once we get past those chapters, Numbers becomes a thrilling narrative of Israel’s journey through the desert as well as a cautionary tale about how not to respond to the saving mercies of God. Fr. Patrick Reardon’s chapter-by-chapter analysis will help the reader glean the greatest possible profit from this oft-neglected book.
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The Book of Genesis is foundational reading for the Christian, concerned as it is with the origins of our race and the beginnings of salvation history. Its opening pages provide the theological suppositions of the entire biblical story: Creation, especially that of man in God’s image, the structure of time, man’s relationship to God, the [...]