Recommended & in the Knox Library: “God’s Word. Our Story. Learning from the Book of Nehemiah” by D.A. Carson

“You have kept your promise, for you are righteous.” —Nehemiah 9:8

The book of Nehemiah powerfully illustrates God’s faithfulness as it chronicles Israel’s return from exile. In this collection of biblical expositions, nine prominent Bible teachers lead readers on a gospel-centered survey of this Old Testament book, connecting the story of Nehemiah to God’s overarching story of redemption. Chapters include:

  • Kathy Keller – Taking Action in Light of God’s Word (Nehemiah 1-2)
  • Tim Keller – Laboring for a God Who Fights for Us (Nehemiah 3-4)
  • Paige Brown – Fearing God in a Fallen World (Nehemiah 5-6)
  • Nancy Guthrie – Coming Together around God’s Word (Nehemiah 7-8)
  • John Piper – Responding to God according to His Word (Nehemiah 9-10)
  • Carrie Sandom, Jenny Salt, & Kathleen Nielson – Celebrating! A Moment of Joy in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11-12)
  • D. A. Carson – Leaning Forward in the Dark: A Failed Reformation (Nehemiah 13)

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