Book Review: Exalting Jesus in Ecclesiastes

ecclesisatesExalting Jesus in Ecclesiastes (Christ-Centered Exposition) by Daniel L. Akin and Jonathan Akin is a superbly written examination of Solomon’s exposition on the vanity of life “under the sun.”

The authors stay true to the context of the book (and its rather depressing content due to its examination of an earth-centered worldview) while also demonstrating how Ecclesiastes points its reader to lift their eyes unto the heavens and ultimately to Christ as the one in whom all fulfillment in found.

An excellent point made through the exposition of the Old Testament book is the way Solomon points the reader to God giving much on this earth for pleasure, but how those pleasures are not ends unto themselves (which only leads to vanity) but shadows of the true eternal soul-satisfying enjoyment found in Jesus.

Disclosure: I received this book free from B& H Publishing Group through the B&H/Lifeway Bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html.

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