The book of Isaiah is a tale of two cities: the Jerusalem Isaiah knew, and the Jerusalem that he saw. We’re introduced to both in the opening five chapters of this volume. Andrew Thomson guides you through the layout of Isaiah, taking in the more familiar “landmarks” like Isaiah 53, as well as less celebrated areas of the prophecy. Isaiah compels you to be awed by the holiness and justice of God, and his power and plan. He wants you to see the glory of God and to anticipate his final salvation, and most of all, he wants you to trust God. Isaiah aims not just to inform, but to inspire—repeatedly directing your thoughts to the coming Deliverer.
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Clear, perceptive and accessible—this is a lively big-picture guide to a profound and complex OT prophecy. This exposition firmly roots Isaiah in the context of the whole Bible, powerfully presents the prophet’s message and effectively draws out its implications for us today. Best of all, it leads us to Christ, the wonders of his grace and the glories of his kingdom. I warmly commend it.
—David Jackman, past president of the Proclamation Trust, London
Andrew Thomson is pastor of Kesgrave Baptist Church in Suffolk, England. He studied at Oxford and ran a Christian bookshop for several years before being called to the ministry. His first pastorate was at Mitchley Hill Evangelical Church in Sanderstead, Surrey, where he served until being called to Kesgrave in 2010.