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The Ancient Path

A book by Joshua M. Jost

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A beautiful, thoughtful book . . .

  • Nov 8, 2007
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. . . which defies easy explanation.

Joshua Jost is on to something here. His book "The Ancient Path" describes in a very unique, deeply personal manner, the love of the Father for His creation -- in good times and in bad, through sin, disobedience, and rebellion on through to the gift of the Son. His storytelling methodology is unconventional, but "works" in this particular format. The particular Old Testament examples Jost uses are solid -- and going through the book, my mind was drawn to other Old Testament stories he could have used to good effect as well.

The format of the book might not appeal to everyone, and I thought that the author's "apology" for lack of specific Scriptural references was unnecessary. Jost makes his points without the need to quote Scripture "word for word" -- indeed, in the mind of this reviewer, such would have detracted, not added to the writing. Coming as I do from a different theological perspective as Jost, I was uncomfortable with what I perceived as a "penal substitution" view of the Atonement -- but this doesn't really detract from the value of the book.

In short, I think that Jost is onto something here . . . a concept I would very much like to see him expand greatly. The journey would certainly be worth the effort!

Four very solid stars.

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review by . October 13, 2007
One of the problems I have with my reading pace is that I don't allow my imagination to wander much to create "color" in a narrative. That's the main reason I enjoyed The Ancient Path by Joshua M. Jost so much. It forced me to slow down and see familiar Bible stories and passages in a new light, with color, character, and meaning injected into them.    Contents:  In The Beginning; Forbidden Fruit; The Father; Pulled From The Water; Land Of Hope; City Of Peace; Prophets …
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Are we really prepared to step into the fire of God's presence and meet Him, unveiled, as He truly is? This small book represents the author's tenyear journey through the Old Testament, from Genesis to Jesus, to understand The Father in the light of his dealings with the nation of Israel undeserved mercy, dreadful judgments and devastating divorce. This is not for the fainthearted. As you ponder the true nature of God, and the radical weight of his message to us, it will challenge the very core of your beliefs. But, if you are willing, it will awaken a divine hunger in your soul to find the real power of The Father's love; the love that perhaps you've heard of, or dreamt about, but never seen. Come follow the Ancient Path!
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ISBN-10: 8889127287
ISBN-13: 978-8889127285
Author: Joshua M. Jost
Publisher: Destiny Image Europe

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