The Message of Obadiah, Nahum, & Zephaniah: The Bible Speaks Today [BST]  -     By: Gordon Bridger
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Obadiah, Nahum and Zephaniah are probably among the least-read books of the Bible, and rarely preached. However, Gordon Bridger encourages us to study and apply these three Old Testament prophets for several compelling reasons.

As part of Scripture, endorsed by Jesus, they claim to bring a message from God, and teach us some major truths: the importance of focusing on God, who is personal, sovereign, righteous and loving; of facing up to sin and judgment; of responding in repentance and faith; and of the hope of future salvation and restoration.

They also relate to the real world, in touch with the social and political issues of their day (the seventh century BC), as well as spiritual and moral issues: sleaze amongst political leaders, unfaithfulness of religious leaders, national and personal pride, crimes against humanity and persecution of God4s people. Hence, these challenging books tackle themes and issues, expounded here with clarity and conviction, which are especially relevant to today4s church and world.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830824340
ISBN-13: 9780830824342
Series: Bible Speaks Today

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Obadiah, Nahum and Zephaniah are probably among the least-read books of the Bible, and rarely preached. However, Gordon Bridger encourages us to study and apply these three Old Testament prophets for several compelling reasons. As part of Scripture, endorsed by Jesus, they claim to bring a message from God, and teach us some major truths: the importance of focusing on God, who is personal, sovereign, righteous and loving; of facing up to sin and judgment; of responding in repentance and faith; and of the hope of future salvation and restoration. They also relate to the real world, in touch with the social and political issues of their day (the seventh century BC), as well as spiritual and moral issues: sleaze amongst political leaders, unfaithfulness of religious leaders, national and personal pride, crimes against humanity and persecution of God's people. Hence, these challenging books tackle themes and issues, expounded here with clarity and conviction, which are especially relevant to today's church and world.

Author Bio

Gordon Bridger, now retired, ministered in churches in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Norwich, and was principal of Oak Hill College, London, from 1987 to 1996. He is a member of the preaching team Cromer Parish Church, Norfolk, England.

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