To the Jew First
Edited by Darrell L. Bock and Mitch Glaser
Grand Rapids, MI
Review by Ryan Ho
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16, ESV).
To the Jew First is a comprehensive look at the biblical, theological, historical, and practical basis for Jewish evangelism. The book features a number of leading theologians from a range of theological views, including Dallas Theological Seminary’s Dr. Bock and Dr. Burns.
To the Jew First breaks itself down into three major sections. In Part One, “Bible,” the writers examine the meaning and application of the Bible in regard to Israel and Jewish evangelism. Part Two, “Theology,” engages the various issues regarding Israel’s future and Jewish evangelism from a variety of theological perspectives. In Part Three, “Mission,” the authors discuss the practical outworking of the theology discussed throughout the book in relation to Jewish missions in the new millennium.
If you have every wondered about the meaning of Paul’s phrase “to the Jew first” or longed to understand more about Jewish evangelism, then To the Jew First is a book worth checking out.