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The Ancient Path

A book by Joshua M. Jost

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A thoughtful and meaningful look at God's plan and works...

  • Oct 13, 2007
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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 Of Wisdom And The City Of Confusion; The Son

Ancient Path is a reflective work by the author, who traces his own journey and struggle with age-old questions. Starting with Genesis and moving through the time of Christ, Jost paints a picture of how God was working from the very beginning to reveal his Son. He does so by taking events and personalities, such as Moses and Abraham, and interweaves their story with his questions and reflections of God's grace and teaching. The style was such that I found myself slowing down, entering the scene that was being narrated, and thinking about the implications of what was just described. And if an author can get me to do that, it's saying something...

You could almost look at each chapter as being a devotional that would take you about 15 to 30 minutes to read, but that would give hours of material for thought and consideration. I came away from the book feeling refreshed and humbled, and I'm honored that I had the chance to read and review the book.

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review by . November 08, 2007
. . . 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 …
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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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