Divine Rescue: What the Readers Say

I found it hard to put the book down!

One of the best books that gives the Big Picture story of the Bible in a condensed form is "THE DIVINE RESCUE" by Edward Fudge. Edward communicates the story of Scripture in compelling and dramatic language (like a good novel, I found it hard to put the book down!), yet with excellent scholarship (it's definitely not "watered down" - his background information was insightful, profound, and "spot on" to what I learned in seminary). He covers Genesis to Revelation, and all with the Big Picture story in mind. You don't have to be a seminary student to understand it. But after reading it, you might have a deeper perspective on the Bible than most seminary grads have. Most of all, you will fall deeper in love with the Creator God and His amazing rescue of us from sin, death and darkness.

Dr. Doug Lee, Community Baptist Church, Rancho Cucamonga, California

2015-01-12T23:02:48+00:00

Dr. Doug Lee, Community Baptist Church, Rancho Cucamonga, California

One of the best books that gives the Big Picture story of the Bible in a condensed form is “THE DIVINE RESCUE” by Edward Fudge. Edward communicates the story of Scripture in compelling and dramatic language (like a good novel, I found it hard to put the book down!), yet with excellent scholarship (it’s definitely View Full →

You can’t believe how much I am enjoying and appreciating THE DIVINE RESCUE!

I'm in the midst of my morning Bible and devotional reading and just had to write you! You can't believe how much I am enjoying and appreciating THE DIVINE RESCUE! The way the book reads, is put together, and your personal insights go together to make it amazing! So many times I find myself asking, "Why didn't I know that?" or "How come I never saw that before?" God is using you abundantly, brother. Thank you for keeping me encouraged!

Bruce Henderson, Carson City, Nevada

2015-01-12T23:06:17+00:00

Bruce Henderson, Carson City, Nevada

I’m in the midst of my morning Bible and devotional reading and just had to write you! You can’t believe how much I am enjoying and appreciating THE DIVINE RESCUE! The way the book reads, is put together, and your personal insights go together to make it amazing! So many times I find myself asking, View Full →

This latest book by Edward Fudge is excellent in every way

The gripping drama of a lost world and of the Creator who will not let it go. “THE DIVINE RESCUE” is nothing less than the subtitle above promises. It is classic Fudge! This latest book by Edward Fudge is excellent in every way I can measure a book.
Indeed it is a “gripping drama”. I found myself purposefully hurrying through the last paragraphs of pages eager to get to the next. It is the story of all stories told by a master wordsmith.
Fudge begins the story before the beginning and ends it after the end. He masterfully covers all the bases, hitting all the high points of biblical revelation about God’s pursuit of sinful men, leaving no part of the drama untold. . . .
Edward Fudge, as a master artist, begins this word-painting, and chapter after chapter, adds color and depth, clarity and meaning come into view, perfect highlights and the brush strokes of phrases bring to the eye the beauty of the love and grace of the Creator demonstrated in Jesus Christ. . . .
From those who are new to the community of faith to the most celebrated Bible scholar, I recommend this latest book from my friend and mentor Edward Fudge. It would be a wonderful gift for a friend who is not yet a Christian as well. . . . I hope it is read around the world. Read more=>>.

Royce Ogle, Grace Digest (July 11, 2010)

2015-01-12T23:07:49+00:00

Royce Ogle, Grace Digest (July 11, 2010)

The gripping drama of a lost world and of the Creator who will not let it go. “THE DIVINE RESCUE” is nothing less than the subtitle above promises. It is classic Fudge! This latest book by Edward Fudge is excellent in every way I can measure a book. Indeed it is a “gripping drama”. I View Full →

THE DIVINE RESCUE is a masterpiece

"Edward, THE DIVINE RESCUE is a masterpiece. You have taken on one of the most important needs in the church today--giving people the big picture of God’s story. For too long, we have see Scripture as just a bunch of isolated verses and have used them to prove almost anything we wanted, but you have shown how the story all fits together and how the Creator is at the center of everything. I have been reading portions of your book to small groups in the congregation and urging them to order it and read for themselves. Again, thanks for listening to what the Spirit has to say to the churches."

Doug Hale, Lubbock, Texas

2015-01-12T23:10:00+00:00

Doug Hale, Lubbock, Texas

“Edward, THE DIVINE RESCUE is a masterpiece. You have taken on one of the most important needs in the church today–giving people the big picture of God’s story. For too long, we have see Scripture as just a bunch of isolated verses and have used them to prove almost anything we wanted, but you have View Full →

Outstanding! Pure Joy!

I've just finished THE DIVINE RESCUE -- outstanding! Unlike your reviewers Calvin Miller and Jeff Christian, I couldn't read it in one setting. When I got to the "Redux" chapters, specifically chapter 35, my tears were so heavy I had to take a time out to thank and praise our triune God before I could go on. My cell phone was with me and even though it was 6:15 Friday morning, I called our mutual good friend (named) and told him to order the book immediately. He said his order was already in the mail. I don't know why that special visitation was so strong; was it some new truth, a hidden mystery now unveiled, or just the Joy of The Lord -- whatever, bring it on, pure Joy!

Bee Meadows, Monroe, Louisiana

2015-01-12T23:12:01+00:00

Bee Meadows, Monroe, Louisiana

I’ve just finished THE DIVINE RESCUE — outstanding! Unlike your reviewers Calvin Miller and Jeff Christian, I couldn’t read it in one setting. When I got to the “Redux” chapters, specifically chapter 35, my tears were so heavy I had to take a time out to thank and praise our triune God before I could View Full →

I could not put it down. Lost track of time. . . .

When Edward asked me to read his newest book, I thought, 'Oh, dear God. What if I don't like it? How do you tell a new friend it was just an okay read?' Plus, I'm not that crazy about most Christian writing these days. (That's another story.) So I sat down, sighed, and cracked open THE DIVINE RESCUE. When I looked up, a few hours had passed, and I had read it in one sitting. . . . . I could not put it down. Lost track of time. . . .
I don't often recommend these kinds of books. I think most of them are trite. But this is great scholarship put in such a way that it lives up to its billing as a proclamation of a gripping drama. However, the reason I like the book and will share it with others is not because of its writing or its writer. I recommend THE DIVINE RESCUE because it does what good preaching is supposed to do: It tells the story.

Jeff Christian, Houston, Texas

2015-01-12T23:13:13+00:00

Jeff Christian, Houston, Texas

When Edward asked me to read his newest book, I thought, ‘Oh, dear God. What if I don’t like it? How do you tell a new friend it was just an okay read?’ Plus, I’m not that crazy about most Christian writing these days. (That’s another story.) So I sat down, sighed, and cracked open View Full →

This book would make a wonderful gift

Edward Fudge unfolds the drama of the salvation story from Adam to the open gates of eternity. He writes in a scholarly style that can be understood by anyone seeking the truth. This book would make a wonderful gift for those searching for a better understanding of God's plan of salvation revealed in the Old Testament and carried out in the life, death and perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Edward Fudge continues to be one of my favorite Christian writers. I know without a doubt that I can depend on his writings to be Bible-based and God-inspired. As a Sunday School teacher, I continually depend on Mr. Fudge's work.

Rita Purser, Jackson, Mississippi

2015-01-12T23:15:00+00:00

Rita Purser, Jackson, Mississippi

Edward Fudge unfolds the drama of the salvation story from Adam to the open gates of eternity. He writes in a scholarly style that can be understood by anyone seeking the truth. This book would make a wonderful gift for those searching for a better understanding of God’s plan of salvation revealed in the Old View Full →