With contributions from popular Bible teachers such as Tim Keller, John Piper, and Nancy Guthrie, this booklooks to the book of Nehemiah for truth about God’s redemptive plan for the world.
About the Author
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
Kathleen Nielson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is an author and speaker who loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. After directing the Gospel Coalition’s women’s initiatives from 2010–2017, she now serves as senior adviser and book editor for TGC. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five granddaughters.
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.
Timothy J. Kelleris the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He is the best-selling author of The Prodigal God and The Reason for God.
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.organd the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God;Don’t Waste Your Life;This Momentary Marriage;A Peculiar Glory;andReading the Bible Supernaturally.
Jenny Salt (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the dean of students at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.
Table of Contents
Foreword Sandy Willson 7
Introduction: On Exposition Kathleen Nielson 9
1 Taking Action in Light of God's Word Nehemiah 1-2 Kathy Keller 23
2 Laboring for a God Who Fights for Us Nehemiah 3-4 Tim Keller 45
3 Fearing God in a Fallen World Nehemiah 5-6 Paige Brown 65
4 Coming Together around God's Word Nehemiah 7-8 Nancy Guthrie 89
5 Responding to God according to His Word Nehemiah 9-10 John Piper 111
6 Celebrating! A Moment of Joy in Jerusalem 125
Part I Nehemiah 11:1-12:26 Carrie Sandom
Part II Nehemiah 12:27-43 Jenny Salt
Part III Nehemiah 12:44-47 Kathleen Nielson
7 Leaning Forward in the Dark: A Failed Reformation Nehemiah D. A. Carson 13 159
Conclusion: On Old Testament Narrative Kathleen Hielson 181
General Index 198
Scripture Index 204