Voddie Baucham Jr.’s new book is Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors: Reading an Old Story in a New Way (Crossway, 2013).

Here are a couple of commendations from biblical theologians:

“Here is a popular-level reading of the life of Joseph as it is found in Genesis—an approach that reads the narrative both within the framework of Genesis and within the framework of the entire Bible. It avoids mere moralism, but does not overlook the morals implicit in the story; it avoids finding Jesus hiding behind every verse in some earnest but skewed and uncontrolled appeal to typology, yet it shows how the narrative prepares the way for Jesus. In many ways these chapters foster quiet, patient, faithful Bible reading, while driving readers toward the gospel.”
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Voddie Baucham has thrown a spanner in the works of those writers and preachers who see little more in the biblical narratives than unrelated moral and spiritual lessons that are ingeniously applied directly to us. By identifying vital theological dimensions that unite the whole Joseph story within Genesis, he steers us towards the christological significance of this much loved, and much misapplied, account of the sons of Jacob.”
—Graeme Goldsworthy, Former Lecturer in Old Testament, Biblical Theology, and Hermeneutics, Moore Theological College

For more information, including an excerpt go here.

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2 thoughts on “Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors: Reading an Old Story in a New Way”

  1. David Axberg says:

    I am so looking forward to this story. I have read often read Joseph and others as being more than just what we see. The sign of Jonah stated in Matthew 16:4 mentioned by Christ may be more than just the three days in the belly. Can you look at the whole story as a redemptive story that ends with the saving of much cattle. Destruction of Jerusalem’s temple and no more sacrificing? Thank you lets continue to go further and deeper.

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