Myers, Stephen G.
God to Us: Covenant Theology in Scripture (Myers)
When the Lord becomes our God and we become his people we are in covenant with each other. Covenant theology is the study of God’s unchanging purpose to secure a people to Himself for His Son. It’s a redeeming purpose that unfolds throughout Divine revelation and redemptive history from the eternal, intra-Trinitarian counsel of the Godhead to its historical consummation in the New Heavens and the New Earth. God to Us explains the purpose and work of the covenant in detail so our knowledge of God may deepen, our relationship with Him become richer as we grow into living as His people.
Table of Contents:
1. A History of Covenant Theology
2. The Covenant of Works
3. The Counsel of Peace
4. The Covenant of Grace
5. The Covenant of Grace Announced
6. The Noahic Covenant
7. The Abrahamic Covenant
8. The Mosaic Covenant
9. The Mosaic Covenant in the New Testament
10. The Davidic Covenant
11. The New Covenant
12. Covenant Theology in the New Testament
13. Covenant Theology and the Church
Stephen G. Myers (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of historical theology for the PhD program at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
“Dr. Myers’s book on covenant theology is a sterling blend of thoroughly sound and Reformed exegetical, biblical, historical, systematic, and experiential theology presented in both an academic and popular way, such that I believe it is the best basic book on the subject that I have ever read. His treatment of conditionality in the covenant and of the Noahic covenant, for example, are superlative. It is so well written, succinct, helpful, and informative throughout that it will be a basic text on covenant theology for generations to come. Highly recommended!” — Joel R. Beeke, president, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
“Covenant theology is about communion with God. Specifically, it is about how God has made a way for us to enjoy communion with Him. As Dr. Myers says, ‘If God has approached His people as the God of the covenant, then their right understanding of Him must begin with viewing Him as the God of the covenant.’ Exactly. And in God to Us, Myers has given us a wonderful tour of the Bible’s teaching on this great theme, and his historical survey of covenant theology is also the best short treatment of the topic that I have ever read. This is a book that will add to the growing recovery and renaissance of classic covenant theology that we are happily seeing in our day.” — Ligon Duncan, chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary
“This is largely the modern book I have been looking for on covenant theology. Solidly exegetical, theologically sound, historically sensitive, and up to date, Myers gives readers a well-argued, traditional presentation of the Bible’s covenant history. Particularly noteworthy are his treatments of the Noahic and Mosaic covenants as integral to the overarching covenant of grace. Being gracious and fair to his opponents, he gives us a narrative of covenant theology that is rare today, in terms of its organic unity, simplicity, and classic presentation. This easy-to-read guide will help modern readers recover classic covenant theology while fielding a host of contemporary issues, making it a substantial entry point into its topic.” — Ryan M. McGraw, academic dean and Morton H. Smith Professor of Systematic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
“This book is a remarkable achievement. The church has long needed an accessible, one-volume book on covenant theology that surveys the history of the concept, outlines the theological structure of the doctrine, traces the development of covenant in Scripture, and applies this teaching to the life of the church. There are plenty of resources that discuss each of these topics, but none that pull all of them together in a single volume that can be read by anyone, whether a pastor, scholar, student, or layperson. Dr. Stephen Myers has given us such a work. Most importantly, he explains how the study of covenant theology in Scripture will help you experience the joy of a covenantal relationship with the triune God of heaven and earth. By reading this book, you will discover why the best feature of covenant theology is that it unveils God to us.” – John W. Tweeddale, vice president of academics and professor of theology at Reformation Bible College, Sanford, Florida