Although I loved The Lamb’s Supper, I was extremely disappointed by this book.
The first 2/3rds of it was a solid recounting of Old Testament history, but when he gets to Jesus, instead of laying out all the specific promises and how Christ specifically fulfilled them, he kind of recycled material from his books on Revelation.
Like, there’s a whole chapter on the Catholic liturgy and the importance of the sacraments, incense, etc, but what does that have to do with the theme of “a father who keeps his promises”? That chapter would’ve been better spent on the way that God specifically promised a Messiah who would do X, Y, and Z and how Jesus fulfilled them. For example, the way that Malachi promised the Lord would come suddenly to the Second Temple was fulfilled in Christ. These details are skipped in favor of “liturgical this” and “liturgical that.” That’s a topic for a different book!
Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth series does this far better than Scott’s book.
I left the book feeling rather annoyed. “Like, did he just forget the theme of the first 2/3rds of the book or something?” Were my thoughts.