Here at Beacon Hill Press, we like to retreat to the Old Testament every once in a while. It’s like going vintage for a few days; it’s a refreshing reminder of how we got to where we are today. So, in keeping with that idea, one of our spring books takes us back to the time of idols, pharaohs, and running through a large body of water.
And we want you to come along for the ride. Here’s the how-to: Read Dancing with the Law, written by author, minister, and university president Dan Boone and his daughter, Amy Boone Tallman. (Note: the book isn’t due off the press until March 1, 2010, but you can preorder your copy online.)
Most of us don’t like the word law, or anything resembling it. We run away from the rules, cringe at the commandments, and shun the shalls, wills, and musts. These words remind us of conflicts, or parental say-sos–we allow them to make an appearance, but only when absolutely necessary.
However, the Old Testament people of God felt a little differently about law. They celebrated it. They observed it daily, memorized it, and held it closely in their hearts and minds. Old, rough, and ragged copies were retired with the dignity of a beloved grandparent. For the Old Testament people, law was something to revere, something to dance with.
In Dancing with the Law, authors Dan Boone and Amy Boone Tallman challenge us to, like the ancient people of God, look at law as a sacred gift that points the way to the life God intended. Through this earnest exploration of the Ten Commandments, they offer us a new perspective on law–one that makes us dance with freedom, liberty, and the gift of life.
So. Click on over to beaconhillbooks.com and preorder yours. Right. Now.
Cover design: J.R. Caines