The Joshua Model describes a picture for the workings of the innermost part of the human being that we call the heart. As part of this it describes what processes happen as an individual meets their God through Christ and therefore provides a framework for understanding Christian salvation. Unusually, the Joshua model is not derived, as one might expect, from the New Testament but from the life of Joshua recorded in the Old Testament as he led the tribe of Israel into their place of rest; 'the Promised Land'. The 'Joshua Model' thus outlines a simple framework for understanding the Faith from its internal experience to its outworking in the surrounding society. It should therefore prove useful to both those just starting their faith-walk with Christ as well as those further on in that journey, ministers and counsellors included. Also given here within the Joshua model is the 'Jericho Model', a framework for dealing with spiritual 'strongholds'; areas of behaviour in Christian's lives where 'God's best' is not yet seen. Written by a former natural scientist and geologist, the book brings some surprising insights into the geography and geology of the Promised Land that point to an amazing level of divine design. In tying history, geography and an understanding of human nature together, a level of unity and coherency is ultimately revealed that is unforced and simply 'there' in scripture right under the nose of the reader. The book should therefore encourage faith in Christ. n
The Promised Land by Chris Nicholson was published by Joshua Ministries in January 2015. The ISBN for The Promised Land is 9780993148309.