Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair: A Devotional Commentary
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:12/21/2011 - CrossBooks Publishing
By: Baruch Maoz
Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair connects the plight besetting the Jewish people and the challenges facing modern Christians. Author Baruch Maoz shows how God answers both questions of despair with words of hope and temptations of doing whatever feels good with the call to selfless obedience. Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair surveys the life of the prophet Malachi, the Jewish community's circumstances, the period's general social context, the biblical book's characteristics, and the place of the book in the Bible's two testaments. Then it explores the biblical text a passage at a time, drawing out the riches of the prophet's message and helping readers connect that word to daily life. In the end, this study offers answers to persistent questions and shares a call to follow God based on the insights of this unique text. Christians curious about the insights a Jewish Christian can provide in a study of an often overlooked prophetic book and pastors seeking inspiration for preaching and teaching will find Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair an insightful guide to the prophet's work. If you simply and sincerely desire to face frustration, disappointment, marital stress, or spiritual malaise, then Maoz's guide offers to shine on all of the dark places in your life the light of Malachi's message proclaiming God's word.