The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus

Reviewed by Timothy & Jennifer Palla

The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus is a unique Bible curriculum that covers a very broad portion of Scripture (creation through Christ's resurrection) without being a survey. Patterned after Christ's conversation with two men who were walking to the village of Emmaus, this course takes the writings of Moses and the prophets and explains the types, illustrations, and prophecies concerning the doctrine of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:13-35).

The course contains a 15 chapter book, a corresponding workbook, and a set of 6 DVDs. Each section is enhanced with drawings, charts, maps, dictionary definitions, cultural and historical facts, and key portions of Scripture (NIV, NASB, NKJV, and KJV). A generous amount of important information is woven into each chapter and DVD. This keeps the learning process fresh and exciting without overwhelming. One never loses sight of the “big picture” (Divine redemption) in this practical and valuable study of Christ.

John R. Cross and GoodSeed have designed this work to be used in a variety of settings. Each well-written chapter may be used as a whole or broken down into smaller segments and used for family devotional times. A leader may also choose to simply discuss the workbook questions and review the DVD while students read the book on their own. While the Biblical concepts are simple and clear, bear in mind that this resource is written for older students whose reading and comprehension skills are more fully developed.

We have personally used The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus as a personal, in-home study and in a group setting (young adult Sunday School class). Both methods have provided an abundance of insight and refreshing truth. Even if you have been raised in a Christian home and have been exposed to extended fundamental Bible-teaching, this resource will have an enormous impact on your understanding of the Scriptures, your public witness, and in your readiness to “give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” (I Peter 3:15)

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