Although he would never have volunteered for model status, Nehemiah’s life was just that. He probably would have argued that the spotlight should shine on some other more deserving saint, but he would have been wrong.
As you dust off the memoirs of this ordinary man, you will be inspired to serve the faithful God that Nehemiah served so faithfully. You will be in awe of the God who led Nehemiah to attempt extraordinary things for His power and glory, and in deep appreciation for the man who led the people of God, humbly, yet so courageously.
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This biography revives the hopes of the C student, the ordinary Christian who can redress wrongs, overcome foes, and become an influence for God.
—Dr. Eugene J. Peterson, Retired Professor, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
Stephen Davey has one eye on the text of Scripture, and the other on us as he brings the story of Nehemiah across the centuries into our lives and hearts.
—Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, Moody Church
He reminds us that God is the real hero in the book of Nehemiah as He uses garden variety people to produce transformational leaders.
—Dr. James E. Jeffery, President, Baptist Bible College and Seminary
Thoroughly biblical and relevant to a 21st century context, this book will be a great encouragement to all who turn its pages.
—Dr. Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary