Forsaking Israel: How It Happened and Why It Matters is written by five members of the faculty of Shepherds Seminary: Doug Bookman, Dave Burggraff, Stephen Davey, Larry Pettegew, and Tim Sigler. Dr. Pettegrew is the editor and has written several of the chapters in the book. Dr. Erwin Lutzer has written the Foreword. The book is divided into two main parts. The first half of the book, How It Happened, is a historical study of how the church has forsaken Israel down through the centuries of church history, focusing on the church fathers’ and the Protestant Reformers’ dismissal of, and animosity toward, Israel. The second half of the book, Why It Matters, is devoted to an analysis of why the church’s historical disregard and opposition to Israel is theologically and biblically wrong.
Forsaking Israel: How It Happened and Why It Matters