An invasion of locusts, three days in a huge fish, a good marriage gone bad …
… are just a few of the things you’ll find in the eighth-century prophets (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Jonah, and Micah). They deal with religious formalism, oppression of the poor, and what God really wants from His people. Most of all, they reveal a God who is not willing to give up on His purposes for them or the rest of the world.
This is the first volume of a two-volume work on what Israel and the early church referred to as the Twelve Prophets. We know them as the Minor Prophets, and they have some major truths for our lives today. This book can help you explore their richness and depth.
Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Part One: The Assyrian Period (782-700 BC) HOSEA •Stepping into the Story •Where All Life Begins •Hosea and Mercy •Hosea’s Heart for God •Knowing God •Judgment and the Love of God •The Hard Work of the Heart •Losing Your Way •In God We Trust JOEL •Learning from the Locusts •Would God Do That? •Joel and the Day of the Lord (1) •Joel and the Day of the Lord (2) •Grace and Gratitude AMOS •The God Who Roars •Made for Better Things •Functional Faith and Spiritual Lunacy •Seek Me and Live •Pictures and Principles •A Better Day is Coming (1) •A Better Day is Coming (2) JONAH •The Dangerous Book •Jonah and the Big Never” •Reflections from the East Side of Nineveh •The God Who Believes in Man •The God Who Pursues People •Heading to Nineveh •Jesus & Jonah, Israel & Nineveh MICAH •Rolling in the Dust •Because I Can •Straight Speech •The King Who Is Like No Other (1) •The King Who Is Like No Other (2) •A Clear View of God •Something to Think About Afterword Selected Bibliography and Websites
Also available, Vol 2 – The Babylonian Period
About the Author Bruce Green grew up in what was then the small town of Madison, Alabama — among cotton fields, red clay, and the aerospace industry. He is married to Janice, and they have three children and five grandchildren. They make their home in Opelika, Alabama, where he works with the 10th Street Church of Christ.”