God's Word, Our Story: Learning from the Book of Nehemiah



About God's Word, Our Story

'You have kept your promise, for you are righteous.' —Nehemiah 9:8

The book of Nehemiah powerfully illustrates God's faithfulness as it chronicles Israel's return from exile. In this collection of biblical expositions, nine prominent Bible teachers lead readers on a gospel-centered survey of this Old Testament book, connecting the story of Nehemiah to God's overarching story of redemption. Chapters include:

Taking Action in Light of God's Word (Nehemiah 1–2)
Kathy Keller

Laboring for a God Who Fights for Us (Nehemiah 3–4)
Tim Keller

Fearing God in a Fallen World (Nehemiah 5–6)
Paige Brown

Coming Together around God's Word (Nehemiah 7–8)
Nancy Guthrie

Responding to God according to His Word (Nehemiah 9–10)
John Piper

Celebrating! A Moment of Joy in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11–12)
Carrie Sandom, Jenny Salt, & Kathleen Nielson

Leaning Forward in the Dark: A Failed Reformation (Nehemiah 13)
D. A. Carson

Part of The Gospel Coalition series.


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 B. Nielson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) serves as the director of women’s initiatives for the Gospel Coalition. She is a popular conference speaker and the author or editor of numerous books, including Ruth and Esther: A 12-Week Study, and co-editor (with D. A. Carson) of Here Is Our God and (with Gloria Furman) Word-Filled Women's Ministry. Kathleen and her husband, Niel, have three grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Sandy Willson
Introduction: On Exposition
Kathleen Nielson

  1. Taking Action in Light of God’s Word: Nehemiah 1–2
    Kathy Keller
  2. Laboring for a God Who Fights for Us: Nehemiah 3–4
    Tim Keller
  3. Fearing God in a Fallen World: Nehemiah 5–6
    Paige Brown
  4. Coming Together around God’s Word: Nehemiah 7–8
    Nancy Guthrie
  5. Responding to God according to His Word: Nehemiah 9–10
    John Piper
  6. Celebrating! A Moment of Joy in Jerusalem
    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. 7 Leaning Forward in the Dark: A Failed Reformation: Nehemiah 13
    D. A. Carson

Conclusion: On Old Testament Narrative
Kathleen Nielson


Category: Biblical Studies
Commentaries & Reference
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 208
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4969-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4969-4
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 9.0 ounces
Published: March 31, 2016

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