Nielson leads the reader in a study of two of the most beautiful Old Testament poetic books, both of which deal with universal, basic, human quests: for the meaning of life(Ecclesiastes), and the joy of love (Song of Songs). Careful attention to textual form and content combines with personal meditation and application.
Nielson leads the reader in a study of two of the most beautiful Old Testament poetic books, both of which deal with universal, basic human quests: for the meaning of life (Ecclesiastes) and the joy of love (Song of Songs). Careful attention to textual form and content combines with personal meditation and application.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Kathleen Nielson holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Wheaton College (Illinois). She has taught in the English departments at Vanderbilt University, Bethel College (Minnesota), and Wheaton College. She is the author of numerous Bible studies, and the book Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word, as well as various articles and poems. Kathleen has directed and taught womens Bible studies at several churches and speaks extensively at conferences and retreats. She serves as director of womens initiatives for The Gospel Coalition and on the board of directors of The Charles Simeon Trust. Kathleen and her husband Niel (president of Covenant College 20022012, now leading an enterprise in global Christian education) have three sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren!
Walk into any Christian Book store and your head will spin with the enormous volume of Bible study materials available for women - how can you choose which to use? If you open up one of Kathleens studies you will be gently led to unpack the scriptures and find yourself sitting at the feet of Jesus and learning of him. With a wonderful balance of truth and application, she helps the journey from head to heart be one that transforms us. We have enjoyed using this material in our Bible studies for five years, and we look forward to many more titles.
With rich insight and wisdom, Kathleen Nielson invites her students to grapple with the text as she provides helpful contexts and comments along with stimulating study questions. Kathleens studies are good food for the soul--- challenging, convicting, and very, very encouraging.
Pastors and Christian educators are always on the lookout for rich, well-researched, reliable,helpful, clear teaching material that will get our people into the Word together, helping us to understand its meaning, to see its implications for us in all of life, and to pray it back to God. These studies supply us with exactly that.
Kathleen is a gifted communicator. In these studies, with quiet restraint, Kathleen puts her communication skills to use by carefully crafting questions so that it is not her voice you hear. Rather, the student is drawn into Scripture, is given the opportunity to study the very words of God, and learns to hear the Savior speak.
Kathleens studies will gently lead you to unpack the Scriptures and to sit at the feet of Jesus. With a wonderful balance of truth and application, she ensures that the journey from head to heart is a transforming one. We have enjoyed using this material in our Bible studies for years and look forward to many more titles.