Have you ever read (or tried to read) the Bible and wondered if it makes any sense? Often, when we read about God’s plan for the world in the Bible, we are confused and uncertain about what he is actually doing. We read the books (or parts of them) that we find in the Bible, attempt to piece together the different names and events, and often do so without clarity of understanding, or any concept of the historical situation and/or Bible characters. We look at all of the oblique parts of the Bible and cannot grasp the big picture or the grand storyline that is ultimately unfolding before our very eyes. How can we put together this complicated puzzle? As the Father Has Sent Me: God’s Progress of Redemption is the answer for our confusion. This book will help the reader put the pieces of the Bible reading puzzle together, while discovering the unity of God’s story for the world. See how the grand story of God’s redemptive plan unfolds and begin to cherish his gracious involvement in our world of need!
Many Christians struggle to see any overarching plan in how the Scriptures unfold God’s plan for the world. Rod Culbertson’s As the Father Has Sent Meunpacks, in an interesting and effective way, God’s own ‘Progress of Redemption’ in the Scriptures. Flowing out of the teaching of his teacher and mentor, ‘Buck’ Hatch, Culbertson’s book will help you grasp the wonderful, sweeping purposes of God.
Church Planter Development Director, Mission to North America of the Presbyterian Church in America
John D. Currid
The reality in the church today is that many people have a fragmented view of the Bible. They do not understand how the Old Testament relates to the teachings of the New Testament and to the church. Rod Culbertson has provided a wonderful antidote to this common conception of discontinuity. . . . I encourage all people who have a desire to comprehend and appreciate the central message of God’s Word to read this book.
Chancellor’s Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary
As the Father Has Sent Me is an excellent read for the new Christ follower to gain a good handle on the flow of the ONE story of the Bible. . . . Rod Culbertson demonstrates why he loves the Bible and has included great personal stories that help us see the Bible more clearly. This book should be translated to go around the world. Christians around the globe need this essential biblical perspective.
Professor Emeritus, Columbia International University