Comfort, O comfort my people. . . In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord.
The second part of the book of Isaiah rings with proclamations and prophecies that find their fulfilment in the Gospels and are still being fulfilled by followers of Jesus today.
In Freedom is Coming Nick Baines invites you to think about what it meant for people in Isaiah’s day to be living in exile, and how the prophet encouraged them to keep their faith alive despite the apparent hopelessness of their situation.
At the same time, this book helps you to see the connections between Isaiah’s time and ours, and how his vision of God’s truth and justice spreading throughout the world can comfort, challenge and inspire God’s people now, just as it did back then.
Read this book and find out how you too can become a ‘light to the nations’ as, once again, we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth and the new world that God has promised to bring into being.
‘Nick Baines... brings out both challenge and hope from living Advent side-by-side with the story of God’s people in Isaiah. A great book to take us through Advent.’
—Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
ike the prophet he writes about, Nick Baines has the gift of dispelling illusions without leaving us disillusioned.’
—Mark Oakley, Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge
This is a great book, comprising a series of deep but accessible reflections on the text of Isaiah. I can’t think of a better way to spend Advent!
—Paula Gooder, Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Nick Baines is the Bishop of Leeds and a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought and Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. His previous books include Marking Time (2005), Why Wish You a Merry Christmas? (2009), Finding Faith (2011) and Speedbumps and Potholes (2013).