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Abraham Kuyper was a remarkable figure in the modern age: pastor, theologian, politician, journalist, and educator. His writings launched what is known as Dutch neo-Calvinism. Widely known but little read, Kuyper is now receiving the global recognition that his influential thought deserves in this introduction by Craig Bartholomew.
In this insightful exploration of Narnia and Middle-earth, Biologist Kristen Page discovers what we these beloved fictional landscapes might teach us about our real-life landscapes and how to become better stewards of God's good creation.
Genesis sets the scene for the whole of the Bible, and indeed the entire human drama. In this BST commentary, Joyce G. Baldwin shows how the vivid narratives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph in Genesis 12-50 still speak to us today, highlighting God's ways of dealing with ordinary, imperfect people in fulfilling his great plan for the whole of humanity.
The book of Exodus is a covenant narrative, revealing the faithfulness of God and the nature and life of God's people—their redemption, obedience, security, and inheritance. In this BST volume, J. Alec Motyer considers the meaning that Exodus still has for us today, unfolding the ways it points to Jesus Christ and heralds him in advance.
For many Christians, the book of Leviticus is largely unknown and unread. Yet this book is crucial for understanding the rest of the Bible and the nature of the gospel. In this BST volume, Derek Tidball demonstrates how Leviticus serves as a preliminary sketch of the masterpiece that was to be unveiled in Christ, testifying to a faith that sets God's people free to be holy.
What does it mean to be pilgrims in a confusing world? In this BST volume, Raymond Brown explores how the book of Numbers offers a picture of a better life. He shows how its message is eminently suited to our world today, a world without firm spiritual and moral foundations. We see how God provides for the basic needs of life: to be loved, to be free, to be certain.
In this insightful, readable commentary on 1 and 2 Samuel, Mary J. Evans reveals the faithfulness of God that endures behind the faults and failings of Israel's best and brightest, a faithfulness that looks on the heart and directs the path of every king and kingdom. This commentary offers accessible discussion for students, teachers, and anyone looking to delve deeper into the text.
Do you ever find it hard to hope? Though we may feel weighed down by guilt, failure, or feelings of inferiority, the Bible offers encouragement from stories of those who have gone before. Through the goodness of the God who loves and restores misfits, outsiders, and failures, you can discover the blessing of hope as a way of life.
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Few sermons or Bible studies focus on Ezra or Haggai, but the message of these books—their emphasis on building for God, obedience to his Word, and openness to his Spirit—is one that needs to be heard today. In this BST volume, Robert Fyall highlights parallels between Israel and today's church, demonstrating the relevance of these books for God's people in all times.
In this insightful and readable revised commentary, Raymond Brown vividly sketches Nehemiah's historical and social setting and demonstrates the book's striking relevance for today, exploring Nehemiah's doctrine of God, passion for Scripture, experience of prayer, and example of leadership.