Item description for Life Principles from the Prophets of the Old Testament (Following God Character #6) by Wayne A. Barber, Eddie Rasnake & Rick Shepherd...
Overview This book is the fourth in a series of five books designed to provide a personal look at the lives of key characters found in the Bible. The theme Following God is one that emphasizes the importance of building a relationship with God, living a life totally surrendered to His leading. Examples are given of those who received blessing from a surrendered walk with God as well as those who did not follow His direction. This Bible study is designed in an interactive format, incorporating important scriptural points of interest. Other features include a look at the characters mentioned from a historical perspective, as well as interesting facts about the time when these characters lived.
This book is the Fourth in a series of books designed to provide a personal look at the lives of key characters found in the Bible. The theme Following God is one that emphasizes the importance of building a relationship with God, living a life totally surrendered to His leading. Examples are giving of those who receive blessing from a surrendered walk with God as well those who did not follow His direction. This Bible study is designed in an interactive format, incorporating important scriptural points of interest. Other features include a look at the characters mentioned from a historical perspective, as well as interesting facts, about the time these characters lived.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11" Width: 8.54" Height: 0.61" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1999
Publisher AMG Publishers
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Following God Character
Series Number 6
ISBN 0899573037 ISBN13 9780899573038
Availability 0 units.
More About Wayne A. Barber, Eddie Rasnake & Rick Shepherd
Wayne Barber was a graduate of Mars Hill College. He attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He received an honorary doctorate from North Florida Baptist Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida and Covington Theological Seminary in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Wayne has been Senior Pastor in churches in Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and New Mexico. Wayne has been a renowned national and international conference ministry speaker, his primary goal of ministry was to spread the message of "the sufficiency of Christ." People around the world connected with Wayne's unique ability to make God's Word come alive through his honest and open "real-life" experiences. Wayne authored or co-authored several books, including The Rest of Grace, published in 1998, as well as seven books that are part of AMG Publishers' Following God(R) series. For many years he wrote a regular column in AMG's Pulpit Helps monthly magazine. For more than twenty years he served as Senior Pastor-Teacher of Woodland Park Baptist Church. And for many of those years in Chattanooga, Wayne co-taught with noted author Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries and has studied under Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, who was one of the world's leading Greek scholars. On August 29, 2016, Wayne passed away suddenly after a short illness. He is survived by his wife and two grown children and several grandchildren.
Richard L.Shepherd has been engaged in some form of ministry for more than twenty years, focusing on areas of teaching, discipleship, and prayer. He has served in churches in Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Tennessee and now serves as Director of Prayer and Spiritual Awakening with the Florida Baptist Convention. For nearly seventeen years (1983-2000), Rick served as an associate pastor at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Lord's ministry has taken him to several countries, including Haiti, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Italy, Israel, England, and Greece, where he has been involved in training pastor, church leaders, and congregations. Rick has also lectured on college and seminary campuses. he graduated with honors from the University of Mobile and holds a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas. He and his wife Linda Gail have four children and make their home in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eddie Rasnake met Christ in 1976 as a freshman in college. He graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University in 1980. he and his wife, Michele, served for nearly seven years on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. Their first assignment was the University of Virginia, and while there they also started a Campus Crusade ministry at James Madison University. Eddie then served four years as campus director of the Campus Crusade ministry at the University of Tennessee. In 18989, Eddie left Campus Crusade to join Wayne Barber at Woodland Park Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Training. He has been ministering in Eastern Europe in the role of equipping local believers for more than a decade and has published materials in Albanian, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, and Russian. Eddie serves on the boards of directors of the Center for Christian Leadership in Tirana, Albania, and the Bible Training Center in Eleuthera, Bahamas. he also serves as chaplain for the Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds AA Affiliate) baseball team. Eddie and his wife Michele live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with their four children.
Wayne A. Barber currently resides in Albuquerque, in the state of New Mexico.
Reviews - What do customers think about Life Principles From The Prophets Of The Old Testa?
Good overview; little too much speculation Nov 4, 2006
We ordered this Bible study for our small group because we wanted a broad Old Testament focus so that our group members could become more comfortable with this portion of the Bible. It has worked well for that purpose, and the price is certainly right - about $5 cheaper than at most Christian bookstores. However, some of the studies have been a little disappointing; sometimes basing most of the lesson on an assumption about the prophet's life that isn't really known rather than focusing on his message. Isaiah was particularly disappointing in light of the incredible depth of that book... I felt they did it a disservice. But overall it has been a good study and challenging to our group.
Good job - 4.5 stars Aug 28, 2005
Several Bible study groups in my church recently used this book as a guide. It is organized into daily material for 12 weeks (1 prophet/week) and focuses on their experiences more than teachings. The study is very in-depth. Each "day" will take 30-60 minutes for the diligent student. If you are planning a group around this guide, weekly discussions may be too often because of the depth.
Strengths... highly in-depth and insightful. Our study group really enjoyed scouring through this OT material because it is not as familiar as other parts of the Bible. After the reader answers a question, the author writes his take on the question, which I found very helpful. In a lot of study guides, it's hard to know where the author is leading, but this method solves that problem. Excellent time line, cross-reference, and background information is provided throughout. It really tied together some OT themes and history for me.
Weaknesses... Concerning OT prophets for whom scant biographical information is documented in the Bible, the authors had to stretch. It is particularly awkward in the Isaiah section, where the author pursues a pride theme for the prophet that is not evident in the text. But this problem only pops up in a couple spots and discerning readers will catch these weaknesses and bring them into the group discussion.
Overall, excellent study guide. I have been consistently frustrated with study guides that are too superficial and ask obvious questions. This guide goes much deeper and offers well-researched background information. I look forward to trying other guides in this series.