The Old Testament prophets were people who looked at the world and heard God speaking. They looked at the creation and felt God's power. They looked at pain and poverty and felt God's compassion. They looked at oppression, corruption and idolatry and felt God's anger. They looked at faithful believers and felt God's encouragement. They looked to the future and envisaged God's action. They knew doubt, discouragement and rejection but they stood firm because in looking at God's world they had sensed God's love.
They were real people speaking into real situations in a world where people's behavior and reactions were, in spite of all the advances of modern technology, not so very different from our own.
Mary Evans, who lectured in Old Testament Studies for many years, firmly believes that these people who spoke from God so many years ago are dynamically relevant in church and society today. This book helps you understand the prophets and appreciate their relevance.