Several months back, my son was reading through his children’s Bible and came to me, saying, “Mom! There are so many things in the story of Moses that are like Jesus!” I’ve brushed the surface of biblical typology enough to know that the New Testament is made sense in light of the Old and the Old is perfected in the New, and that there are “Easter eggs,” as I like to refer to them, hiding in the pages of these two testaments that are impossibly and beautifully woven together. But how to explain that to a first grader?
Funny thing, a book directly related to my boy’s excitement showed up in the mail that very afternoon: Saved by the Lamb: Moses and Jesus by Catholic author Maura Roan McKeegan. In it, McKeegan wonderfully explains the connections between these two pivotal people in the Old and New Testaments and does so in a way that is captivating for young readers. My children and I read through the book once and then again, and then they were asking if there were any other books like this. As it turns out, McKeegan has written a few.
It also turns out that she was happy to join me on The Catholic Mama podcast to talk more on biblical typology.
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