The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God's Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) "Gospel Glimpses" highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) "Whole-Bible Connections" show how any given passage connects to the Bible's overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) "Theological Soundings" identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God's grace on every page of the Bible.
After returning to Jerusalem from exile, Israel struggled to remain faithful to their identity as the people of God. The Lord raised up Ezra and Nehemiah to reestablish the nation by rebuilding the temple and the city walls. Over the course of twelve weeks, Kathleen Nielson shows readers God's mercy and faithfulness as demonstrated in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah--encouraging Christians toward sincere repentance, true worship, and persevering hope.