Most introductions to the prophetic books focus on composition. But Smith uses communication theory and the sociology of knowledge to analyze how the preaching of the Old Testament prophets changed individual lives, influenced the world's greatest leaders, and caused entire nations to repent. Each chapter includes discussion questions concerning theological and social implications. 372 pages, softcover from Broadman & Holman.
Gary V. Smith has taught at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Union University. Among his other published works are the two volumes on the book of Isaiah in The New American Commentary series.