We are no longer in the world in which Ezra lived: we no longer have God revealing his hand at work with canonical authority. However, like Ezra, we do have God's revelation of the future unfolding of history which, like the promises made through Jeremiah, reveal how his plans and purposes are being and will be worked out until the time comes for the world in which we live to be made new: with a new heaven and a new earth.
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The neglected Bible includes books like Ezra. Tucked away in the Old Testament is a record of how a largely unseen God moves through world events, demonstrating that he is mighty to save. Chris Hughes has worked to understand and apply the message of a book that does not need to remain neglected.
—Declan Flanagan, Chief Executive, Rural Ministries
Can God be trusted? That's one of the ultimate questions for people exploring the Christian faith. In short pithy chapters, Chris Hughes shows us that God is working it all out according to plan—his story and ours. And he does it through ordinary like Ezra who find themselves caught up in God's extraordinary purposes. This short book will deepen your confidence in God and whet your appetite to get involved in the biggest drama in history.
—Richard Underwood, Pastoral Director, The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC)
Chris Hughes has made the book of Ezra come alive for the modern reader. It is full of useful historical background, with great illustrations and application for our lives today and many references to other biblical passages that make it a must for teachers and preachers. It is a challenge and an encouragement to tall who are seeking to serve Christ in difficult times.
—Jim Winter, Author and Pastor
Chris Hughes came to know the Lord while attending the youth club of an evangelical Anglican church on the Sussex coast. He has been involved in youth and other work in a number of churches and latterly served an FIEC church near Southampton as assistant pastor and then pastor for some fourteen years. He is married with two grown-up children and is currently working part-time as a solicitor while also engaging in community-based ministry for a church in Alton, Hampshire.