The Message of Amos
The Message of Amos
  • Length: 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: July 02, 2024
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-1-5140-0649-8
  • Item Code: A0649

They neglected the needy, gained material riches through exploitation, and indulged in inauthentic religious practices. And rather than following God in the pursuit of justice, they drew on the divine name to justify their pretense. This is the social landscape in which the prophet Amos delivers a message from God. With searing clarity and daring hope, Amos calls God's people to repent, turn back toward the ways of God, and take up his will through clear acts of obedience.

In this volume Alec Motyer exposes and explains Amos's prophetic call for Israel's repentance, showing the message's astonishing relevance for today. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Amos offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, the Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text.

This revised edition of a classic volume features lightly updated language, current Scripture quotations, and a new interior design.


Table of contents forthcoming

J. Alec Motyer

J. Alec Motyer (1924–2016) was a renowned Old Testament pastor and scholar. With extensive experience in parish ministry, he was principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England, and was well known as a Bible expositor. His books include The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he was the Old Testament editor of The Bible Speaks Today series.

Read about his legacy in this article in memoriam from the Gospel Coalition.