I have produced a page devoted to material related to Echoes of Exodus: Tracing Themes of Redemption in Scripture. It links to dozens of talks, videos, and articles that should whet your appetite for the book and/or help you to explore some of the themes that Andrew and I discuss in it more fully.
Various people have recommended the book highly. Mark Olivero writes:
The value of the new book by Roberts and Wilson is that it is written to reach all readers—from those seeking an overview to mentors looking for another Bible study resource. At 176 pages in length Echoes of Exodus can be used as a personal guide in reading the Bible or as a study guide in a small group setting. Each chapter ends with a list of thoughtful questions for discussion or further study. This book is laid out so that its content is very accessible. You will enjoy it.
As Peter Leithart wrote a few days ago: ‘You want this book. You need this book.’
So … how did this happen!
I’m not sure anyone knows, beyond the fact that ‘Echoes’ is a trendy word at the moment. The title was suggested by Crossway at the end of 2016 (our working title was The Great Deliverance: Echoes of the Exodus in Scripture). It was a bit of a surprise when, in September, we discovered that there was another book coming out with the same title. By that point, changing it would have been rather difficult.
Fortunately, beyond the titles, the books don’t really tread on each other’s toes. Estelle’s is more academic, while ours is a popular introduction. Hopefully plenty of people will read both!
It would be interesting to review them together. And I share your hope!
Did Northrop Frye’s The Great Code play any part in your work? (Or John Goldingay’s Theological Diversity and the Authority of the Old Testament, for that matter, in which he takes the “exodus” motif as a worked example.)
I guess I should just read the book. 🙂
Neither of those books were at the foreground of our thinking on the subject.
P.s. I meant to say: I like your original title. Nice C.S. Lewis “echo”.
Thanks! It was my preferred choice, although I was very happy with Echoes of Exodus too.
My copy of Echoes of Exodus was delivered this afternoon 🙂
Yay! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Thank you – I am enjoying it very much so far. Your musical analogy opens up the scriptures in a wonderful way, and I feel as if I am going on a treasure hunt 🙂 (I thought of ‘thesaurus’, as in Matthew 6:21)