The Opening Up Commentary Collection offers accessible and easy-to-read introductions to the books of the Bible. The commentaries tackle the key issues in each book by introducing the history and context and by giving an overview of important themes and events. The authors wrestle with the hard questions and navigate through the difficult issues, with a keen eye toward application and relevance for today.
The book of 1 Chronicles is often neglected, yet it has so much to teach us—even the genealogies! Along with 2 Chronicles, 1 Chronicles surveys the Bible history, charting the gracious purposes of a faithful God over the centuries, with the aim of encouraging and enlightening its readers. Here, Andrew Thomson draws out key lessons and principles to help us avoid the pitfalls and enjoy the blessings that God's people Israel experienced. Promises and praise are central themes which will warm our hearts as we set about responding to David's call to seek the Lord and His strength.
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The twenty-nine chapters of 1 Chronicles might seem dry history on a first reading, but Andrew Thomson shows how the chronicler uses the history of all Israel to encourage the newly returned exiles in their task of rebuilding the nation. Opening Up 1 Chronicles relates past history to the church of our day. With great simplicity but clarity the author draws out many helpful lessons for us.
—Michael Bentley, retired pastor, Bracknell, UK
For any reader opening up 1 Chronicles and wondering about its purpose in the biblical canon, here is the place to begin. Eminently readable (even chronology and genealogy come alive!), with a perceptive commentary and application that always brings us to Christ, as well as thoughtful study questions that lead to a deeper understanding of this little-read part of Scripture, this is a more than worthy addition to this valuable series.
—Brian Edwards, author and conference speaker, UK
Andrew Thomson is Pastor of Kesgrave Baptist Church in Suffolk. He became a Christian while studying at Oxford, where he also met his wife, Helen. He ran a Christian bookshop in Woking for some years before being called to the ministry. His first pastorate was at Mitchley Hill Evangelical Church in Sanderstead, Surrey, before moving to Kesgrave in 2010.