Have you ever wondered why God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son in Genesis 22?
The Angel stopped Abraham showing God did not intend for him to kill Isaac, but what did God desire? God wanted to test Abraham, and readers will discover the account primarily reveals:
- In human terms what God would do with His Son two thousand years later
- The many ways Abraham and Isaac are a picture of God and His Son
- The tremendous love of God shown through Christ’s sacrifice
Genesis 22 is not primarily about Abraham and Isaac. God and Jesus are the true and greater Father and Son shining forth in the account. Abraham did not spare his son but was willing to deliver him up for God. Likewise, God “did not spare His Son, but delivered Him up for us all” (Romans 8:32).
Learn the remarkable parallels between God and Abraham, and Jesus and Isaac. With thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, the book is perfect for personal use or small groups.
Endorsements and Testimonials for A Father Offers His Son
“A Father Offers His Son will stimulate your mind and encourage your soul. You will be refreshed by the analysis of this familiar account from Genesis 22. Good theology is a wonderful, enjoyable read. There are excellent insights about that event on Mount Moriah, and they will challenge your thinking. This work lifts up our Lord Jesus Christ, and it will deepen your appreciation for what He and the Father went through to bring us back into fellowship. I highly recommend it.”
“Abraham’s intended sacrifice of Isaac is a rare and poignant picture of the unfathomable cost to the Father Who sacrificed His Son for us. This book is a wonderful and touching treatment of that passage. As a jeweler holds a gemstone in the light and turns it slowly, examining each priceless, shining facet, Scott LaPierre holds high this picture of heaven’s sacrificial love, and he slowly, unhurriedly, examines its every detail. A Father Offers His Son is beautifully Biblical, incredibly insightful, and remarkably readable.”
Readers’ Favorite—Excerpt of 5-out-of-5 Star Review
“Genesis 22 is a difficult passage for Christian skeptics and even some believers to accept. The way Scott LaPierre unfolds the story of Abraham and Isaac in A Father Offers His Son offers the reader assurance and trust in The Lord God. God’s great love for us, demonstrated through Christ, is foreshadowed in the account. God asks Abraham to sacrifice his only son. Genesis 22 is a prophecy of the New Testament; God sending his only begotten Son, Christ, to be sacrificed on behalf of the sins of man. LaPierre approaches the meaning of the Genesis 22 passage with biblical clarity and godly wisdom.”