Having first outlined a number of possible approaches to constructing a series of sermons or talks on Amos, Fyall unlocks the text based on a suggested structure of nine sermons or talks. Individual chapters are specifically geared towards working from text to sermon, combining rigorous exposition with relevant application, always with an eye to the main teaching point of the passage.
This volume will not only serve as a powerful teaching tool on Amos, but will also be as a timely reminder of the striking relevance of the prophet's message for today. Dr. Bob Fyall, the author of numerous books, brings his particular passion for expounding on Old Testament truths to bear on the message of Amos.
The book of Amos is a good way to get into systematic exposition of the Old Testament prophets. It is short enough to tackle in a relatively brief space of time yet it grapples with major issues and anticipates in smaller compass the great prophets, such as Isaiah and Jeremiah. Above all, it is a book that brings us face to face with God in a life-changing encounter.
—Dr. Bob Fyall, from the author's preface
Dr. Bob Fyall is Senior Tutor in Ministry for the Cornhill Training Course, Scotland. Prior to that, he was the Director of Rutherford House, Edinburgh. He is an experienced pastor, preacher and Old Testament scholar, having formerly ministered in a parish church in Scotland, and then pastoring a larger student church in Durham, where he also taught Old Testament at Cranmer Hall, a training college for Anglican clergy. His passion is scholarship that genuinely feeds and equips the Bible expositor.