04 (April 2013)

Opening up Isaiah

Opening up Isaiah
Stanley Jebb Stanley Jebb has pastored Baptist churches in Bristol, Porthcawl, Cradley and Dunstable. He has retired from full time ministry and continues to preach, lecture and write.
31 March, 2013 1 min read
Opening up Isaiah


Andrew Thomson
Day One Publications
160, £6.00
ISBN: 978-1-84625-352-2
Star Rating: 3

After the Book of Psalms, the prophecy of Isaiah is the longest book in the Old Testament. So, in approaching Andrew Thomson’s commentary, I wondered how he was going to pack an overview of this magnificent prophecy into 160 pages. The answer is, very well indeed.

The author divides the prophecy into short sections and neatly summarises the content of each. Occasionally the author brings together material from different chapters in a thematic rather than consecutive manner. A helpful chart makes this clear.

In all cases, the main message is clearly brought out and, where appropriate, application made to our modern situation. Important doctrinal points are emphasised and devotional thoughts inserted from time to time.

Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further study and points to think about and discuss. There are several diagrams and charts intended to make certain points clearer. For anyone wanting to get to grips with Isaiah, this little book provides an ideal introduction and overview.

The format makes it suitable for devotional reading, for family worship, where the children are old enough, or for a Bible study group or class.

The book is conservative in theology and readable for both young people and adults. It gives the big picture rather than minor details, and where appropriate makes contemporary applications. The author clearly demonstrates that Christ and his glory are the major themes of Isaiah.

As an easy to read introduction to Isaiah that really does ‘open up’ the prophecy, this book is recommended.

Stanley Jebb

Cumnock

Stanley Jebb has pastored Baptist churches in Bristol, Porthcawl, Cradley and Dunstable. He has retired from full time ministry and continues to preach, lecture and write.
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