Putting Together the puzzle of the O.T.
By Dr. Bill Jones
With hundreds of pages of stories, theology and strange visions, who wouldn’t feel overwhelmed and confused about the New Testament? How does it all fit together?
But imagine that the New Testament was a 1,000 piece puzzle. It’s easier to figure out what you’re putting together if you have the picture on the box to go by and the corners and straight edges as guides.
The chapters in this book provide the puzzle’s box cover, corners and straight-edged pieces, demystifying the whole picture of what you are assembling.
Armed with these advantages, when you read or study New Testament passages, you will easily understand how the puzzle fits together..
About the Author
For over three decades Dr. Bill Jones has enjoyed the opportunity to serve simultaneously in two distinct yet complementary arenas, the university campus and world missions. At Columbia International University, known for its strong Bible teaching and emphasis on missionary service, Jones served first as a professor and then president. Currently he serves as the university’s chancellor. At Crossover Global, a church planting organization he co-founded to provide gospel access among unreached people groups, he served first as president until becoming chairman of the global board.
After ten years of teaching weekly Bible studies in Columbia, South Carolina to marketplace leaders, Jones suspected that other marketplace leaders living in much larger cities might not have the opportunity to conveniently drive to and from a strong Bible study. What began as an experiment in 2011 via email with five marketplace leaders around the country has grown into the Ezra Journey with a variety of Bible study offerings.
A passionate communicator, Jones has spoken to thousands around the world. He has also authored several books including Putting Together the Puzzle of the Old Testament, Putting Together the Puzzle of the New Testament and The Ministry Multiplication Cycle. Along with Dr. Bryan Beyer, he has co-authored Scripture’s Grand Story through the Old Testament. Jones graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech and holds doctorates from both Columbia Biblical Seminary and Gordon Conwell Seminary.
Jones married Debby Jones, coauthor of Lady in Waiting, a book on ten character qualities of a godly woman based on the Bible book of Ruth. Bill and Debby have four married children and eleven grandchildren.