Thus Sayeth the Lord: A Fresh Take on the Prophets

Thus Sayeth the Lord: A Fresh Take on the Prophets

by Julie Davis

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Overview

Read the Bible, and you’ll quickly run into the prophets — those sometimes wild and weird messengers of the Lord. Most of them didn’t want the job. Why? Because it usually involved telling people that they were doing it wrong (which always goes over well). But when they did what God asked them to do … wow. This book will introduce you to the prophets in a way you might find startling, challenging, and probably not to your grandmother’s liking.

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“Here is Julie Davis at her best: reading stories and telling stories. She knows that narrative is the lifeblood of a family. She shows us where we fit in God’s grand scheme.” — Mike Aquilina, executive vice-president, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology

“With Thus Sayeth the Lord, author Julie Davis is inviting us to take a walk on the wild side of the life of faith by investigating the prophets. … Here, in often humorous, sometimes deadly serious, prose, we get to know who these prophets were, what they were saying, and how we can try to ‘live with’ their often startling and bizarre pronouncements. Davis’ wit and the casual accessibility of her language make this a galloping read that is both fun and intelligent.” — Elizabeth Scalia, editor-at-large, Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, and author of Little Sins Mean a Lot (OSV).

“I hear all the time how the prophets of the Old Testament are a vast treasury waiting to be unlocked, but I’ve never been able to find the key. … Finally, I have a way to approach and appreciate the prophets that is clear, accessible, and captivating!” — Tommy Tighe, author of The Catholic Hipster Handbook and Catholic Hipster: The Next Level

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julie Davis and her husband live in Dallas and have worked together at their graphic design firm for over 30 years. They also have a small business facilitating movie discussion groups with senior communities, Talking Movies. They have two grown daughters. Julie converted to Catholicism in 2000 and began blogging at Happy Catholic in 2004. Since then she has been very involved in Catholic online media and social media. She is author of Happy Catholic; Lord, Open My Heart; and Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681923918
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 1,194,115
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Julie Davis and her husband live in Dallas and have worked together at their graphic design firm for over 30 years. They also have a small business facilitating movie discussion groups with senior communities. Talking Movies. They have two grown daughters. Julie converted to Catholicism in 2000 and began blogging at Happy Catholic in 2004. Since then she has been very involved in Catholic online media and social media. She is author of Happy Catholic; Lord, Open My Heart; and Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life.

Table of Contents

Introduction Comforting the Afflicted and Afflicting the Comfortable 11

A Few Useful Things 15

Chapter I Moses 19

Eighty-Year-Old Freedom Fighter

Chapter II Miriam 27

The Dancing Prophetess

Chapter III Deborah 33

Kicking Ass and Taking Names

Chapter IV Samuel 41

Hope in a Desperate Hour

Chapter V David 49

Rock Star, Hero, and Prophet

Chapter VI Nathan 57

Speaking Truth to Power

Chapter VII Elijah 63

Nuking the Pagans

Chapter VIII Elisha 71

A People Person

Chapter IX Isaiah 77

The Big Book of Prophecy

Chapter X Jeremiah 83

He Cries Because He Cares

Chapter XI Ezekiel 91

Psychedelic Waters of Babylon

Chapter XII Daniel 97

Hero in a Strange Land

Chapter XIII Hosea 105

Not Family Friendly

Chapter XIV Amos 111

Sticking It to the Man

Chapter XV Jonah 117

Mad as Hell and Running from God

Chapter XVI Habakkuk 123

The Solution Is Worse than the Problem

Chapter XVII Balaam 129

One Bad Prophet and a Smart Ass

Chapter XVIII Anna and Simeon 135

God's Tag Team

Chapter XIX John the Baptist 141

He's Got One Job. Just Try to Stop Him.

Chapter XX Jesus 147

Door to New Life

Basic Resources 153

A Few of My Favorite Books

Scripture Quotations 157

Classic Lines

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