Author(s): David Brickner
This engrossing book will quickly capture your attention as you realize the excitement leading up to this festive occasion and the richness it will bring to your understanding of both the Old and New Testament references. The authors treat us to the sense of anticipation that "cannot be overstated" as their insightful account of traditions leading up to this holiday unfolds...a boy's first haircut, bonfires, sweet treats, artful paper cutting, firstfruits. "Shavnot "will lead believers in Jesus into greater understanding of the significance of the "omer," the waiting period, which foreshadows our watching for His return and gives further meaning to our work of building His kingdom.
DR. RICHARD A. ROBINSON, Senior Researcher and Scholar-in-Residence at Jews for Jesus in San Francisco, is a Jewish believer in Jesus who came to faith in 1973. Rich received his theological training at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and received his Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1993. He has served with Jews for Jesus since 1978 as a missionary, musician, public speaker and writer. He is part of a creative think tank that meets regularly to keep the organization's communications on the cutting edge of evangelism.He was the editor of "God, Torah, Messiah: The Messianic Jewish Theology of Dr. Louis Goldberg," a compilation of the teaching of the former head of Moody Bible Institute's Jewish Studies Program. Rich also edits the Jews for Jesus publication "Havurah" (a Hebrew word for community) and contributes articles, essays, book reviews and blogs for a variety of publications. DAVID BRICKNER, Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, heads up the largest Jewish evangelistic mission in the world. He is a fifth generation Jewish believer in Jesus and it was through the ministry of Jews for Jesus that David rededicated his life to the Lord. Brickner is a popular church and conference speaker and has authored "Christ in the Feast of Pentacost" and "Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles" with Moody Publishers as well as "Future Hope: A Jewish Christian Look at the End of the World" with Purple Pomegranate. He also writes a monthly online column, "Jews for Jesus Real Time" and has appeared on "Larry King Live." Brickner resides with his wife, Patti, in San Francisco, California.