Demonstrates how believers living among unbelievers, and citizens of countries with increasingly hostile governments, have an opportunity to reveal God-inspired wisdom and to discover hope.
George M. Schwab (MDiv, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Old Testament at Erskine Seminary. He is also a teaching elder and a trained biblical counselor. Dr. Schwab has written numerous articles in Old Testament studies and is a contributor to the Expositor Bible Commentary series.
God reveals the future to affect the present. Prophecy glorifies the One in control, inspires believers confidence, intensifies hope for Gods will to be done, and moves people to repentance and holiness. This study of the book of Daniel highlights these essential aspects of prophecy. Given the mysterious symbolism throughout Daniel, not every reader will agree with Schwabs interpretation of this or that detail. But his focus is clear: Gods absolute control and unrelenting resolve to accomplish his redemptive purpose in Christ should give Gods people in every age hope in the midst of a hostile world.
At last a series on the Old Testament designed to provide reliable exposition, biblical theology, and a focus on Christ. These books should be like manna in the desert to pastors, preachers, teachers, and many individual Christians who struggle to come to teerms with how to read the Old Testament.
One of the most urgent needs of the church is to grasp how the many parts of the Bible fit together to make one story line that culminates in Jesus Christ. . . . This series of books goes a long way to meeting that need. Written at a thoughtful but popular level, it deserves wide circulation.