Words Matter: A Review of Redemption by William E. Jefferson

REDEMPTION is a companion book to The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout. The work is set on the metaphorical Isle of Estillyen, where creative monks stage dramatic readings of biblical stories. In The Point, the readings were presented in synopsis form. Now readers can delve into the twelve Scripture narratives as they were originally given by the monks of Estillyen. Richly inspiring, this unique volume promises to draw readers closer to the theme of redemption–and to the Redeemer himself. The story beckons. Life it gives. Redemption it offers.

In Redemption, Jefferson unfolds the complete readings of the Monks of Estillyen, covered in part in The Point, as Reader and his companion, Voice, explore the deeper meanings of the stories in scripture, from the Old Testament to the New. They follow along as God unfolds His ultimate plan of redemption for mankind, culminating with the resurrection of Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Insightful and thought-provoking, the events of the Bible are examined from both the point of view of the scriptures, as well as Lucifer and his demons- displaying how the enemy works to twist our thinking to drive us away from our Redeemer, in a way that is reminiscent of The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. 

Full of depth and beautiful, lyrical prose, this book is meant to be savored slowly to truly allow the full impact of its message to fall on the reader. I enjoyed reading this book alone, in a quiet room, but I also thought that the format of the book (as a conversation between Reader and Voice) would make it perfect for reading during a family Bible study or church group. This book helps readers to understand how much God’s Word truly matters.

Words matter. Some forever more.”

Rating: 4 stars


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