These Old Testament books show God's continual provision for His people as He brings them out of captivity and reestablishes them in their land. This self-study guide will help you follow each exciting event in God's program of Jerusalem's reconstruction and Israel's renewal. The book of Ezra covers both the return and the rebuilding of the Temple. Nehemiah demonstrates unmatched skills of leadership and organization as he rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem during the restoration of God's people to their land. The familiar story of the faith and courage of Esther again demonstrates God's sovereignty, miraculously delivering His people from bondage and exile.The books in the Jensen Bible Self-Study Guide series are designed to provide you with a broader understanding of God's Word. Offering historical context and background, author information, charts, and other helps, these books will equip you with a comprehensive reference tool you'll return to often. Each study includes an opportunity for analysis, response, and further study in a response-oriented format. The thirty-nine books in this series are suitable for both personal and group use.