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The Books of Hosea and Joel
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The Books of Hosea and Joel


Riverside 2004

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The unfortunate title “The Minor Prophets” has caused many Bible readers to neglect the study of the twelve books grouped under this heading. Therefore, the glory and riches of these books are unknown to the average reader. He has failed to benefit from the major messages of these “Minor Prophets.” Hosea and Joel, the two books of “the Minor Prophets” considered in this commentary, are great and helpful books when they are studied in depth. Hosea preached during a time of great material prosperity under Jeroboam II, but his age was also characterized by political deception, false religion, moral decay, and spiritual decline. What a parallel to the conditions prevalent today! Joel also preached messages which have great relevance to today’s situation.

This commentary by Brother Gingrich is richly flavored by his personal comments. His exegesis of the text is excellent. A perusal of this outline commentary will make their reader acutely aware of the danger of willfully transgressing the known will of God, of the awesome responsibility of religious leaders, and of the good or bad influence of political leaders over a nation.

Praise for the Print Edition

These commentaries, written in outline form, are concise yet comprehensive, doctrinally sound and practically useful.

—Rev. John Edward HAO, President Faith Bible Seminary, Queens, NY

These commentaries are brief but thorough. They simplify the difficult passages. These books are factual, not fanciful, in their interpretation of the Bible.

—George A Hern, Pastor, Dellwood Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

Dr. Gingrich's commentaries have been used by thousands. Read and be blessed.

—Dr. Roger R. Clapp, Professor of Bible and Theology, Mid South Bible College

Product Details

  • Title: The Books of Hosea and Joel
  • Author: Roy Edward Gingrich
  • Publisher: Riverside Press
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 48

About Roy Edward Gingrich

Roy Edward Gingrich was born February 3, 1920 in Ozark, Illinois. In 1941, Roy received God's call to enter the Christian ministry. After intensive preparation, he was called to pastor churches in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Memphis, TN. He was pastor of Faith Bible Church in Memphis, TN for over 40 years. In 1963 he graduated magna cum laude from Crichton College (formally Mid-South Bible College) and soon thereafter, he joined the teaching staff. In 1964, Dr. Gingrich began writing and self-publishing Bible commentaries. In 2001, Dr. Gingrich retired from a long and fruitful ministry and in 2003, was inducted into the Crichton College Hall of Fame.

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