"Covenants Made Simple" by Jonty Rhodes
Length: 176 pages, 9 chapters.
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Synopsis: "An engaging study of covenant theology and why it matters." Begins in the garden with man’s sin and fall, traces God’s covenantal plan of salvation through the Scriptures, and concludes with several chapters of application.
Review: Provides an introduction and overview to covenant theology. Written in a simple and witty style, Rhodes uses engaging illustrations throughout to help with understanding. He does away with much of the terminology that can make understanding the Bible's covenantal story more difficult, and helps in several places with exploring the relevance of the covenant to our lives. Part of his intent in the book is to show how Covenant Theology and the doctrines of the Reformed Faith are simply the theology and teaching of the Bible. My only critique is that, in his desire to make things simple and interesting, he can have a tendency to treat some aspects of the covenant in a light manner, rather than with the gravity they should be approached. Apart from this, the book is a good introduction to Covenant Theology, easy to understand, solidly Reformed, and relevant to life today.