After spending five years attending a Hebrew Scripture study group, Chever Torah, evangelical Christian Athol Dickson decided to write a book that might create a genuine encounter between Christian and Jewish interpretations of Scripture. In simple yet profound prose, The Gospel according to Moses investigates some of the primary theological differences between Christianity and Judaism--as well as the common ground. Passionately tied to scriptural narrative and text, each chapter looks at Christian and Jewish perspectives on topics such as monotheism, doubting God, scriptural paradox, suffering, grace vs. works, and the place of Jesus in the Hebrew Scriptures.
For Jewish readers, Dickson presents Christianity as "a reasonable response to the books of Moses, the writings, and the prophets." For Christian readers, the book is offered as "a welcome confirmation that the most basic tenets of our faith are rooted in the earliest moments of creation, in the Garden, in the cool of the day."
The Gospel according to Moses is refreshingly eloquent and deeply personal. It will attract devout Christians and Jews who wish to better understand their historical and biblical relationship. Its Socratic tone makes it a wonderful teaching tool for clergymen, teachers, and Bible study leaders.