6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today: An Interactive Guide

By Alec Motyer

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6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today: An Interactive Guide

By Alec Motyer

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What does the Old Testament have to do with us today? 

To many of us, the Old Testament can seem distant, foreign, and confusing, with difficult language and events disconnected from our present-day lives. But with a little guidance, it is quickly evident that the Old Testament still speaks today.

In this engaging book, late pastor-theologian Alec Motyer leads us to discover the everyday significance of six key themes that resonate throughout the Old Testament: history, religion, worship, prophecy, wisdom, and theology. Each chapter focuses on one theme, featuring a week’s worth of Scripture readings paired with accessible commentary on the biblical text. Clear, accessible, and warmly pastoral, this book will help you see what this collection of ancient texts from the past has to do with our day-to-day lives in the present.


Alec Motyer

Alec Motyer (1924–2016) served as principal of Trinity Theological College in the United Kingdom, as well as pastor of several churches in England.

Product Details

Category: Biblical Studies
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 240
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 10.26 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5851-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5851-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433558511
Case Quantity: 44
Published: May 31, 2018

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

  1. The Voice of History
    Bible Readings: Old Testament History 
  2. The Voice of Religion
    Bible Readings: Old Testament Religion 
  3. The Voice of Worship
    Bible Readings: Old Testament Worship
  4. The Voice of Prophecy
    Bible Readings: Old Testament Prophecy
  5. The Voice of Wisdom
    Bible Readings: Old Testament Wisdom
  6. The Voice of God
    Bible Readings: Old Testament Revelation of God

Appendix: Short Daily Bible Readings

Old Testament History
Old Testament Religion
Old Testament Worship
Old Testament Prophecy
Old Testament Wisdom
Old Testament Revelation of God

General Index
Scripture Index


“I have lost count of the number of times I have read this book. Priceless wisdom and exquisite summaries of Old Testament genres, with the added bonus of Motyer’s wit and wisdom, make this book a treasure indeed.”
Derek W. H. Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

“Alec Motyer was both a princely man and a prince among Old Testament theologians, teachers, and authors. Devout and witty, scholarly and accessible, theological and commonsensical, God-honoring and Christ-centered, Spirit-illuminated and practical—he seemed to sprinkle gold dust on every page he wrote. And from seminary-trained leaders to the youngest believer, every reader can share his generosity by a little digging into 6 Ways the Old Testament Speaks Today.”
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries