Thank you to my wife for the following book review on 12 Oracles: The Minor Prophets in Verse, written by Steve White.
The book, as the author himself states, is a study of the so-called minor prophets in verse form. This is not perhaps an obvious choice of subject or medium but it is maybe all the better for that. This is a fairly short book and you may be surprised by how much you enjoy it and how much insight you gain by looking at the minor prophets through the fresh perspective of verse.
Each oracle begins with a very helpful introduction which sets the scene from the historical standpoint. It is always good to consider the context when reading scripture and the author’s introduction to each oracle helps the reader to do just that.
If you can it is certainly worthwhile reading the oracles one at a time alongside your preferred Bible version. In doing this you will clearly see how the author has taken the central themes of the book and often used quite similar language but then cleverly adapted it to suit the writing style.
This book will be enjoyed by anyone interested in learning more about the minor prophets and the relevance of their message for Christians today. The style of writing gives a fresh perspective to these timely stories in a format that is surprisingly easy to read. For that alone the author should be commended.
12 Oracles is currently only available as an e-book and can be purchased via Amazon.*
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