No other reference series gets to the heart of the Old Testament as efficiently as the Holman Old Testament Commentary (HOTC). When a reader’s time allows, the series offers a detailed interpretation based on the popular New International Version text. When time is short, it delivers an essential understanding of the Old Testament with unsurpassed clarity and convenience. This volume on Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther lays out fresh insight into the practical applications of these three books for contemporary pastoral ministry.
Kute Larson was senior pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio, for twenty-five years before his retirement. He serves currently as associate Bible teacher for RBC Ministries, is a consultant for the Evangelical free Church Great Lakes District. He was educated at Grace College (BA), Grace Theological Seminary (M.Div), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min).He now serves as a pastoral coach and teacher, drawing on his 41 years of pastoral ministry. He lives by the sand dunes in southwest Michigan with his wife of 56 years, Jeanine, near their two married daughters. Knute has five other books, one on the Epistles from which he coaches pastors and preaches in churches.
Kathy Dahlen is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University. For eight years she served as Director of Communications at The Chapel in Akron, Ohio, a large metropolitan church of over 8,000 members. Kathy is a frelance writer with articles published in numerous Christian publications.