Vern A. Poythress, The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses (1991).
As we look to Scripture to guide us in issues facing our legal system, a great place to start, of course, is the law that God gave His people to govern themselves as a nation in the time of Moses. Special issues arise, however, as we seek to apply the lessons (or the specifics) of those laws to our time. Dr. Poythress first explains the Old Testament laws, with special attention to interpreting the law of Moses in light of Christ. In Part II, he discusses the specific penalties of the law, drawing applications for the modern state as well. Although its 400 pages are filled with theological terms and tools, the book is accessible to the layman.