Unveiling God’s Presence In The Bible
Have you ever been confused by the Bible? Have you ever wondered how reading the Bible could bring you closer to God? Tommy Seay has written a book to help Christians find God in their Holy Scripture.
A graduate of World Harvest Bible College, Seay’s intent is to help his reader understand that “Not only does the Bible begin and end with God, but God is all in between as well; the problem is that many Christians face the difficult task of recognizing God in the scripture. With the help of the Holy Ghost…we will explore the Word of God together and…identify the very presence of the Lord in the Bible.”
Seay wants to show the reader that Christ’s ministry did not start with the Gospels and that men were not provided the benefit of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. Instead, he argues that the Old Testament is full of direct references to Jesus and the Holy Ghost. Seay scrutinizes, in detail, verses from Exodus, Genesis, the Psalms, many of the prophets, as well as the New Testament and uncovers poetic references, angelic visitations, and other scriptural interpretations that can be understood as the direct presence of God.
What is to be achieved by this unveiling? Seay hopes that if readers understand the many manifestations of the Holy Trinity throughout the Bible that the reader will be better equipped to reject false doctrine and idolatry. Seay’s book is thorough and Biblical versus are notated consistently so the reader can follow the study with their own Bible. He includes an index to assist the reader navigate through the nearly 400 pages of text.
Seay could use a sharp editor to assist with some sentence structure and perhaps some pruning of the chapters. The book is full of passion and information, but is closely packed with so much detail that readers may be daunted by the sheer volume of information and examples. His approach is one of frank and passionate evangelization. And for certain Christians who are ready for intense Bible study in this tradition, this book may offer new insights into familiar stories.
Tommy C. Seay