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

Edited by D. A. Carson, Kathleen Nielson, Contributions by Paige B. Brown, Nancy Guthrie, Kathy Keller, Timothy Keller, John Piper, Jenny Salt, Carrie Sandom

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"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

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a cofounder and theologian-at-large of the Gospel Coalition and has written and edited nearly two hundred books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

Kathleen Nielson

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.

Product Details

Category: Biblical Studies
Commentaries & Reference
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 208
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 9.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4969-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4969-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433549694
Case Quantity: 52
Published: March 31, 2016

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