The biblical festival of Passover is foundational to both Judaism and Christianity, for the two seminal events on which both religions are established occurred precisely on the day of Passover. For the Jewish people, the very first Passover signaled the unfolding of the events that led to the Exodus and the subsequent giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai which was foundational to Judaism. For Christians, Passover provided the foundation of faith when Jesus died on the cross of Calvary on the day of Passover, becoming the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Passover: The Festival of Redemption chronicles both of these events. This book also discusses the history of Passover observance in the Christian church and gives both historical and theological reasons why Christians should still have the opportunity to celebrate the Passover by obeying Jesus' instructions that they remember his death until he comes. Dr. Garr provides a family worship outline in the traditional Passover Seder (order) which Christians can follow in their annual observance of this festival. A corporate worship liturgy is also provided for a special observance of Holy Communion that incorporates the language of the Passover the Jesus and his disciples employed.