The Advent of the Lamb of God

Reviewed by: Zach Brown, a Professional Writing major at Taylor University



Title: The Advent of the Lamb of God

Author: Russ Ramsey

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Publication Date: 2018

Format: print book

Length:161 pages


The people of Israel have been repressed by the world for years. Yet, they still have hope. Their God has promised to send them a savior who will break their chains and free them from the violence and torment of a world gone mad.

Russ Ramsey, pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville and author of The Passion of the King of Glory and The Mission of the Body of Christ, continues the “Retelling the Story” series with the story of Christ’s birth. Not only does he retell the story found in Luke, but he also goes through the Old Testament and relates several prophecies that pointed to Christ’s coming.

While not written as a traditional devotional, the style Ramsey employs makes for a comprehensive study of Scripture that works well as a devotional reading, especially around the Christmas season. This book was written, as Ramsey remarks himself, to show the need for the coming of Christ. It uses a narrative format that gives a clear and logical progression of Scriptures that point to Christ’s birth.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

This book is suitable for anyone. It works well if you want to read about the birth of Christ in a more traditional narrative format.

Christian Impact

The story of Christ’s birth is central to Christian theology. Pastor Ramsey sought in this work to show the need for just that.



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The Advent of the Lamb of God (Retelling the Story, #1)

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