The book of Zechariah is getting more attentionfrom Christian leaders as they rediscoverits important connections to key parts of theNew Testament - especially the passion ofChrist and Revelation. If you feel discouragedby the church's lack of influence in your worldand culture then Zechariah addresses God'speople in just this situation. He provides acaptivating vision of God and his work in theworld, leading readers into a deeper longingfor God and the coming of his kingdom.
Zechariah addresses Gods people as discouraged and in need of renewala situation familiar to many today. Here is a captivating vision of God and his work in the world, so we may long for him.
Bryan R. Gregory is Senior Pastor of Brookdale Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. He has previously served in youth, campus, and pastoral ministries. He and his wife, Christy, have two sons.
(PLEASE NOTE: endorser would like full title used in print) Bryan Gregory's Longing for God in an Age of Discouragement makes the biblical message of Zechariah accessible to all. It provides disciplined yet understandable exegesis of this prophet's message, which is then traced through the broader redemptive drama climaxing in Jesus Christ and intersecting the lives of his followers today. Such interpretation is a timely gift to a church living through challenging times. UPDATED 10-7-2010 AMG