Scratch beneath the surface of today's culture and you'll find we're not so different from ancient Israel. True, our worship is far different, to say nothing of our language and customs. However, human hearts are still the same - and so is God. Revealing the links between Israel eight centuries B.C. and our own times, Gary V. Smith shows how the prophetic writings of Hosea, Amos and Micah speak to us today with relevance and conviction.
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible - they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The NIV Application Commentary Series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. They explain not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
"The NIV Application Commentary series promises to be of very great service to all who preach and teach the Word of God."?
- J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC