Ian J. Vaillancourt, The Dawning of Redemption: The Story of the Pentateuch and the Hope of the Gospel (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 224 pp.
After the creation of Adam, God spoke in clear terms to the first man: “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:16–17, ESV). The apostle Paul confirms what God revealed in the garden: “For the wages of sin is death …” (Romans 6:23a). After our first parents disobeyed, the rest of humanity fell under the curse of death – not only physical death but also eternal death. Every creature was on the fast track to hell, that is until God intervened.
Ian Vaillancourt’s book, The Dawning of Redemption reveals how God stepped in and saved a people for his own possession (1 Pet. 2:9). The author presents nine movements, beginning with creation that unfolds progressively and unveils the Messiah who forgives sin and promises to make all things new.
The central theme of the book, of course, is redemption. Dr. Vaillancourt is meticulous in his research and relentless in his passion to present the gospel of Jesus Christ. His work is a helpful addition to the growing number of titles that focus on biblical theology. In the end, the author succeeds in his presentation of the meta-narrative that runs through sacred Scripture, namely – the plan to redeem the elect of God.
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