It was definitely a book I had to read slowly, but it’s also a book I’m grateful to have read. It is certainly one I will return to for reference in my preaching and teaching! Typology is a useful tool to help us better understand the Bible as well as to help others see it come alive. Dr. Hamilton has provided a great resource to help us all grow deeper in our walk with Christ.
This review has been a long time coming. I’m a huge fan of Dr. James M. Hamilton Jr. Discovering his teaching on biblical theology truly changed my life and the Bible Talk podcast he’s on is something I’m trying to get everyone to listen to because it will blow your mind. Dr. Hamilton pastors Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, KY and he’s the Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
His new book, Typology: Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns took me awhile to work through. Part of it is that it’s academic in nature and the other is that I have three small children and my reading time is limited. Even so, it is a book that is worth your time. It is a book I will reference over and over again.