RT. Kendall weaves us through the life of Elijah, a prophet in the Old Testament. I received this book for free from Baker Publishing Book in exchange for review. I requested this book because of the title, “These are the Days of Elijah”. We are going to a home style church that meets on Weds and have been experiencing the presence of God in amazing ways. I had thought that the book was more towards current times – “How God Uses Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things” – but it is a walk through of Elijah’s actual life.
That aside, the book was refreshing. If you have not studied who Elijah was, what he went through, and how he stood for the Lord, and then ran in fear of a woman, and hid when depressed – then you will want to read this book.
I really enjoy R.T. Kendall’s style of writing. Deep enough to be a wonderful Bible Study with cross references and the verses printed out in the text, yet conversational, as if you are having visits with R.T. himself as he tells you about one of his friends. I have been privileged to sit in wonderful Sunday School rooms soaking in the sharing of these great men of old. It feels just like that when reading this book.
This type of conversation and deep learning by someone who is sharing from the heart is rare. He brings the historical knowledge forward in a way one can easily understand, enriches it with New Testament references from Christ and Paul, and then brings it to your level today of how it relates to you. I have enjoyed reading pages in the evening.
I am thankful for men like R.T. Kendall who write these wonderful works for us. I recommend this book for anyone wanting to get to know Elijah or for a small group read.