Ancient Messages of Hope for Today’s Dark World
In the messages of the 12 Minor Prophets – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi – there is a recurring theme. That theme is hope. While it is true that these prophets speak of God’s judgment, their messages were more than doom and gloom. God not only gave these twelve men some of the most incredible predictions for the future, but He also gave them practical ways to live today, and an optimistic view of an amazing life to come.
The 12 are known as Minor Prophets because their writings were shorter in length than the Major Prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel. However, their writings are no less important. They were the courageous and true spokesmen of God during the time of the great Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian empires. They preached God’s word and they didn’t care who they offended. Even though they preached thousands of years ago, they have some of the most relevant and contemporary messages that you will find anywhere in the Bible.
In The 12, James Collins explores the life and times of the Minor Prophets. He considers the circumstances under which each prophet labored, the issues he confronted, what his message meant for the people of his day, and how that message applies to those of us living in these last days. His teaching brings the major emphasis of these men of God alive for the reader. The 12 is a collection of exceptional expositional essays on each of the twelve prophets.