Work and Our Labor in the LORD by James M. Hamilton Jr.

661917Work and Our Labor in the LORD is written by James M. Hamilton Jr. and published by Crossway Publishing and is the newest edition to the Short Studies in Biblical Theology Series which is edited by Dane C. Ortlund and Miles V. Van Pelt.  This work lives up to its name as a “Shot Study”, yet while it is very short, at 128 pages gives a wonderful introduction to a robust topic, redemptive-historical theology.  He posits that one’s perspective on redemptive history is inexorably intertwined to one’s world view, which is why it is so important that a person has a understanding of the works of God.

Work and Our Labor in the LORD, does a wonderful at the task it set out to accomplish.  Hamilton breaks down this study of redemptive history into four main works of God, creation, entering into a covenant with man, redeeming man though Christ, and restoring the new heavens as well as the new earth.  Furthermore while this study could take volumes there is a work keeps quick pace and pauses only when a deep explanation is needed.

Even when one gives Work and Our Labor in the LORD a long hard look there is only one minor issue, which is in the scope of the study, while the Work and Our Labor in the LORD accomplishes what it is sent out to do, the short length can leave a reader with questions only a deeper study of redemptive history can bring.  In the end the Work and Our Labor in the LORD is a book that is well worth the read and will inspire a deeper personal study of scripture.

This book was provided to me free of charge from Crossway Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.

Work and Our Labor in the LORD

© 2017 by James M. Hamilton Jr.

Publisher: Crossway Publishing

Page Count: 128 Pages

ISBN: 978-1-4335-4995-3

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