If you’ve ever felt like your knowledge of the Old Testament is a dysfunctional closet that you’re terrified to open, Dr. Sandra Richter’s book “The Epic of Eden” will crack the door to that closet and reveal a beautiful ordered narrative that you may not have known was available. In the midst of the jumbled clutter the Scriptures tell the Grand Story of a family shattered by rebellion and redeemed by a long labor of love through Jesus, culminating in the ultimate homecoming.
I had the chance to meet Dr. Richter a few years ago and collaborate on a kind of ‘translation’ of her book into songs. “Bright Came The Word From His Mouth” is the result. It’s an epic journey in story and song through the biblical redemption narrative.