The Old Testament is LONG and oftentimes difficult for 21st Christians to make sense of. In this book, Bergsma illustrates the overarching themes of the Old Testament and connects them with the New. He isolates the various covenants God made with man and shoes how they point towards Christ and the fulfillment of those covenants. The book tied up my mental “loose ends” and helped me to better understand the Bible as a whole. Although the New Testament is briefly covered in this book, this book should have been titled, “Old Testament Basics.” After finishing this one, you’ll want to get Bergsma’s sequel, “New Testament Basics for Catholics, which entirely addresses the New Testament.