In an age of family breakdown, loneliness, and insecurity, we need more than ever to grasp the meaning of being sons and daughters of our heavenly Father. Surprisingly, theologians have devoted little attention to the biblical teaching on adoption. This book views the many facets of God’s saving grace through the lens of the Bible’s family imagery. Combining careful exegesis with gripping personal stories of father-child relationships, Robert A. Peterson brings home the warmth and wonder of biblical adoption.
Author Robert A. Peterson (M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Drew University) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. A scholar and pastor, he has taught and ministered on several levels since 1973. He is also the author of Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment, Calvin and the Atonement, and other volumes. He is editor of Presbyterion: Covenant Seminary Review.
Endorsement "Here you have a magnificent Bible theme— a meticulous study, criss-crossing the territory thoroughly—and everything earthed in real life. And it’s good." - J. I. Packer