The Messiah in the Temple – Roger Liebi

Hardback, 610 pages, Published by Christlicher Medien-Vertrieb, Postfach 300 430, 40404 Düsseldorf, Germany. Price: £27.50. ISBN 978-3-943175-05-9

This full-colour volume, originally published in German, has now been translated into English to reach a wider audience. Its author, Roger Liebi, is a Messianic Jew, and, as such, is ideally placed to bring out the symbolism and significance of the Second Temple in the light of the New Testament. The book is beautifully illustrated, with many photographs, diagrams, and artistic impressions, that guide the reader through the different parts of the Temple as it would have looked when the Lord walked in its precincts. As the writer says in the introduction, ‘The intention of this book is to lead the reader into the world of the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, the epoch in which the Old and New Testaments meet and unite together in fulfilment of the divine promise of salvation’.

If you want to get a deeper insight into aspects of the life and ministry of the Lord and the apostles, then this fascinating book will reward the patient and diligent reader. Its thorough research and detailed indexing will enable the student to access material that helps to shed new light on scripture. Others may be drawn by the extensive use of illustrations, which, with the accompanying text, will give insights into favourite passages.