In the Shadow of the Pyramids

A Reflective Commentary on the Narrative of Deuteronomy

by Tom Stone



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781664232006
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781664231993

About the Book

The Israelites had lived in the shadow of the Pyramids for 400 years and the Exodus was supposed to liberate them from that shadow. Yet, Yahweh knew that the shadows cast were not simply physical, but spiritual, emotional and social. God’s instructions in Deuteronomy were designed to remove every trace of their slavery mindset. Our journey through Deuteronomy explores the liberation God offered, and how God’s freedom legislation reflects the wider redemption narrative of the Bible. As we stand with the Israelites at the cusp of the promised land, we’ll also reflect on the images that cast shadows over our hearts and how God’s 3000-year-old guidance may still emancipate our modern, unequal society.

About the Author

Tom lives in Reading, UK with his wife, Rachel, and their three children, Penelope, Lily-Rose and Abel. He works as the Head of Religious Education at a local secondary school, teaching Religions, Ethics and Philosophy to children aged 11 to 18. He has a BA in Theology from Newbold College and a PGCE in RE from the University of Oxford. As well as writing, Tom enjoys reading, gardening, family walks, kayaking, and cheap DIY projects.