Hearing the Way: What the First Christians Heard in the Story of Jesus
Kayle B de Waal
1 Apr. 2020
The Exodus was a dominant and defining story in the Jewish nation, life and faith—and it became one of the foundational ways in which His first followers understood Jesus and, in turn, how the New Testament writers explained who Jesus was and what He did. So this story also becomes a key for our understanding of Jesus, the early church and the New Testament, and for what it means for us to follow Jesus today.
Each chapter includes “Growing Hearing Communities” questions for reading and sharing in small groups or for personal reflection.
“Kayle de Waal makes a persuasive case for the importance of understanding the motif of the ‘way’ in the New Testament on the basis of strong connections with the Old Testament, urging Jesus as the final, superior, and climactic Way to be admired and followed.”—Jiří Moskala, Dean, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology
Dr Kayle de Waal is head of the Avondale Seminary and senior lecturer in New Testament at Avondale College of Higher Education in Cooranbong, Australia. Kayle has also served the church in South Africa, South Korea and New Zealand. He is married to Charmaine and they have two young adult children.