“7 Feasts” by Erin Davis is a 8 week Bible study which focuses on creating a link from the feasts of the Old Testament, through the Gospel, to the reader’s life today. Leviticus 23 is the starting point but this is not a book centered on the history and traditions of the feasts but rather how they foreshadow Jesus’ arrival and His life on earth and then what they teach the reader.
Each week Erin shares a big idea related to one feast creating context for the week ahead. Each day she unpacks pieces of the big idea giving the reader plenty of Biblical exploration tasks and reflection questions. I took it day by day and found myself eager to dig in each day! It surprised me to see beautiful connections in the Old Testament to Jesus and excited me to know I could live out the lessons the next day.
This is one not to be rushed if you are going to get the most out of it. It is one to park in, ponder over and enjoy! There are large Biblical constructs like sacrifice to digest and simple practices like Sabbath rest to work into your day. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey, I feel more connected to God and grateful for my fresh understanding of the feasts. It is a five out of five on the enJOYment scale and highly recommended.
From the back cover:
It’s hard to know when you read about the Feast of Booths why exactly it matters for your life. What in the world is the Feast of Trumpets supposed to be teaching you? And, in this case, the text itself doesn’t tell you. You need a resource, a guide that can help you understand the cultural significance and how these feasts relate to the rest of the Bible.
That’s exactly what Erin Davis does in this new Bible study, 7 Feasts. She’ll teach you:
- The significance of these feasts and why God wanted His people to celebrate
- How each of them point to Jesus and His work in redemption
- Why all of this matters for our lives today
You will discover that passages you once skimmed over are now rich and meaningful in your life today.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Moody Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.