In this memoir, Elizabeth Achtemeier writes an account of her faith and the guiding of God in her life as a teacher, preacher, and writer. She believes that God has played and continues to play a guiding role in everything she does. Achtemeier speaks out on such topics as marriage and children; seminary teaching and Christian education; feminism, sex, and the church; and Christian discipline and the Word of God. Throughout, she acknowledges God's presence and working in her life.
Elizabeth Achtemeier examines the often-neglected Minor Prophets and explains them as they reflect the church at worship and at work. She sets the Minor Prophets in their canonical context emphasizing the relationship between the message of these prophets and the New Testament. Unique in the use of brief quotations from great preachers' sermons on the prophets, Nahum-Malachi is enriched with the vast insightful store of homiletical interpretation available today. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
An excellent guide to the books of the Minor Prophets, this volume is unique for its theological depth. It was written to provide clergy with the tools to once again preach from these important texts with confidence and relevancy.
This book provides theological insights as well as practical sermon suggestions for preachers and seminary students. It treats the reader to a thorough examination of how to approach and interpret any portion of the Old Testament.
Infused with her renowned insight into the Hebrew scriptures, this collection of biblical scholar Elizabeth Achtemeier's stimulating commentary on the First Lesson lectionary texts provides a multitude of fruitful starting points for preparing sermons solidly rooted in the Bible yet connected to modern life. But this book isn't just for preachers -- Achtemeier's unrelenting focus on the promises of God appearing in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New Testament make these faith-filled essays an enriching resource for study groups and personal devotional reading.
The New International Biblical Commentary (NIBC) offers the best of contemporary scholarship in a format that both general readers and serious students can use with profit. Based on the widely used NIV translation, the NIBC presents careful section-by-section exposition with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew transliterated. A separate section of notes at the close of each chapter provides additional textual and technical comments. Each commentary also includes a selected bibliography as well as Scripture and subject indexes. Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah are included in this volume.