Joshua: All God's Good Promises leads readers through a detailed study of this Old Testament book about God's unfailing promises to his people. Each lesson's five days of questions (along with helpful comments and context) guide in a process of careful examination and application of the biblical text. Close attention is given to the shape and development of the narrative—as Joshua leads across the Jordan, through the conquest of the land, and into the settled rest of the inheritance promised them. The book itself is the focus of study, although the context of Pentateuch law and the Old Testament's ultimate fulfillment in Jesus are made clear.
Joshua: All Gods Good Promises leads through a detailed study of this Old Testament book about Gods unfailing promises to his people. Each lesson has five days of questions (along with helpful comments and context) guide in a process of careful examination and application of the biblical text. Close attention is given to the shape and development of the narrativeas Joshua leads across the Jordan, through the conquest of the land, and into the settled rest of the inheritance promised them. The book itself is the focus of study, although the context of Pentateuch law and the New Testaments ultimate fulfillment in Jesus are made clear.
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!
This study, by Kathleen Nielson, brings you face to face with the Promise-Keeping God of Joshua and today. From the first lesson where we learn of Gods promise to Joshua to be with him wherever he goes as he leads the people to the Promised Land, through the middle lessons of Gods faithful leading, and victory and sometimes defeat for the people, to the final lesson of the peoples response to Joshuas charge to choose, we are challenged to respond in faith and obedience to this same faithful, powerful, covenant-keeping God. This study encourages and inspires love for and faith in this God who never changes, who will fulfill all His promises. We see this God and are changed!
Kathleen Nielsons study books are all designed to not only encourage daily interaction but more importantly personal engagement with the Word of God. Her theology is sound, the format is unique and the results can be life changing. Joshua: All Gods Good Promises is an invaluable asset for personal spiritual maturation and for enhancing any disciple making ministry.
Kathleen Nielsons study on Joshua is a wonderful resource for todays church! Her insightful questions and helpful comments effectively walk that fine line of approachability for those who have never studied Gods Word before and challenge to those who have read these accounts repeatedly. Students on all levels are invited to step into the lives of Gods people, following Him into an unfamiliar and exciting new land.
Dr. Kathleen Nielson uses her great love for and understanding of literature to lead us into rich study of Holy Scripture. Her studies highlight the importance of meditation and self-discovery while providing just enough gentle guidance always to steer us to the Good Shepherd as our hope and strength.