Nehemiah has always been one of my favorite books of the Bible. If you’re a leader or looking to become a leader, you can gain valuable insight through the short book. In it, we see a man who has a passion to have something changed. He makes plans, rallies a group of people, and leads like a king. He accomplished what no one thought was possible and did it in record time.
This post isn’t about Nehemiah though. Instead, it’s about a book I recently read called God’s Word, Our Story by multiple authors, but the editors are D.A. Carson and Kathleen Nielson. This book is comprised of the transcripts of sermons and talks brought forth at The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Conference in 2014. There, highly respected teachers and theologians made their way through Nehemiah chapter by chapter and brought forth insights.
While many people focus solely on the leadership principles of Nehemiah, as in every passage of Scripture, there is something for everyone. Even if you find yourself at home as a simple neighbor to someone, there are things you can glean from Nehemiah to bring life to your neighborhood.
I think the speakers did a wonderful job bringing ideas from Nehemiah and applying them to life around us in this society. Though the conference was meant for women, I gleaned a lot from the speakers and would encourage both genders to read this book and apply the ideas contained in Nehemiah to their life. We need more people living lives rooted in Scripture instead of simply being moral for the purpose of being good.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. The words expressed here are my own and have not been manipulated in any way.