‘Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther for Everyone’ is John Goldingay’s next installment on his biblical expedition through the Old Testament, in which he invites anyone who would like to join him for the every-man’s theological adventure.
Drawing on his considerable theological knowledge, John Goldingay turns his scholarly gaze towards three books of the Bible that hold much wisdom. These books tell us how the Jewish people persevered through oppression, the threat of genocide and intimidation. With strength and determination they rebuilt their community and began to worship as God’s people again.
For readers today, these insightful and inspiring stories – the faithful priest, the obedient builder and the steadfast Queen – sends ripples of hope, strength and guidance into today’s Christian walk. With strikingly clear language and profound analysis, this Bible commentary will help anyone and everyone to understand and engage with the Bible.
Using personal anecdote, a witty and lively style, and drawing on his considerable theological knowledge, John Goldingay takes us deep into the unfolding story of the Old Testament. And, as he guides us in our understanding of these time-honoured words and the ancient world they describe, he helps us to apply what we read to our lives.
John Goldingay is Professor of OT in the School of Theology at the Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. Previously principal and professor of OT and Hebrew at St John’s Theological College Nottingham.