The Dawning of Redemption by Ian J. Vaillancourt –Book Review

This review was written by my husband, who is a retired Lutheran pastor

In this relatively short study the author, a Professor at Heritage Theological Seminary in Canada, seeks to open the eyes of Christian believers to the many places in the Pentateuch which foreshadow the coming of Jesus. It is sadly true that too many Christians ignore the Old Testament (except possibly the 23rd Psalm and parts of Isaiah) because they want to focus all their attention on the New, forgetting that when Paul speaks of the God-breathed nature of the Scriptures, he is talking about the front of the Bible, not the back.

Professor Vaillancourt wants to open the eyes of his readers to the “big picture” of Scripture by showing that it is necessary to understand how the sins of mankind required a Redeemer. However, redemption required preparation, and so we have the history of the first Israel, the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob given to the New Israel that we might see the unfolding of God’s plan.

This book would be useful for anyone who does not have an in depth understanding of the Pentateuch. There are also questions at the end of each chapter which would make it useful for confirmation classes or young adult classes.


The Lutheran Ladies received a free copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. If you would like to purchase a copy, follow the link below:

For more book reviews see these posts:

I’d Like You More if You Were More Like Me by John Ortberg–Book Review

Letter to the American Church by Eric Metaxas–Book Review

The Surprising Power of Joy by Roland Morton — Book Review


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