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Strength for the Weary

By Derek Thomas
January 2019 | Review by Joseph Hewitt
  • Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-56769-864-0
  • Pages: 148
  • Price: £11.53
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Book Review

Are you weary, fellow pilgrims? Then let the ordained writer, Isaiah, speak to you in graphic terms through Dr Thomas, especially from chapters 40-46.

Upon receipt of this book, I soon became engrossed. In keeping with its title, my own sense of weariness was lifted as I read this exploration of the final chapters of Isaiah.

Dr Thomas unpacks the Jewish historical issues and shows how Isaiah received revelation concerning events 150 years ahead. This involved the kingdom of Babylon and how Cyrus the Great, a heathen king of Persia, conquered Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.

An outline is provided of Isaiah, showing its harmony with the New Testament and affirming the unity of all Scripture. After an excellent preface, the chapter headings include Strength for the weary; Who rules the world?; I am the only God there is; The burden-bearing God; Interlude: The Servant, Jesus; The waters of life; A well-watered garden; My delight is in her; New heavens and new earth; and Look ahead by looking back.

I would encourage all to buy a copy for family, friends or a weary pilgrim. This book is food for the soul. It has done me good and is thoroughly scriptural. God, his Son and the Holy Spirit are what this wicked world needs, a fact which this book makes clear.

Joseph Hewitt

Holland-on-Sea, Essex

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