Next summer (June 2015) you can expect a new book from John Goldingay called Do We Need the New Testament?: Letting the Old Testament Speak for Itself (IVP). In his provocative title, Goldingay is playing off this notion that many Christians assume that we really don’t need the Old Testament, but Goldingay has long heralded the seniority (so to speak) of the OT, so he flips the question. He is not really questioning whether we need to New Testament. His aim is to help believers understand the importance of the Old Testament. Goldingay wonders:
What happens when we begin to look at the OT, which is the First Testament, not as a deficient old work in need of a christological makeover, but as a rich and splendid revelation of God’s faithfulness to Israel and the world?
This is classic Goldingay, so we can expect it to be stimulating and insightful. And, at about 200 pages, it won’t cramp your reading list.