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Coping With Change - Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes; Topical book often overlooked.
Face your changes with biblical guidance.
Ecclesiastes is a book filled with good news for those struggling to make sense of what is happening in life. Why does man madly pursue one thing and then another without meaning? True joy comes from the Lord himself, and for the one who has learned to fear God and keep his commandments, all of life holds purpose and delight. In Coping with Change, noted theologian Walter Kaiser mines the riches of Ecclesiastes to reveal the source of true joy.
Dr Walter C Kaiser Jr. is Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. One of the world's premier biblical scholars he is a frequent speaker at conferences and has written more than 30 books.
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Perhaps the most helpful feature of Kaiser's treatment is that he believes the book has a discernible plan and a traceable argument and that Qoheleth was not a cynical old goat who drank Drano or vinegar for breakfast. That makes a difference in the way you understand Ecclesiastes. Buy your own copy and find out how.
Dale Ralph Davis, Minister in Residence, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
... this work demonstrates a timelessness and appeal that makes it a worthwhile read for pastors, teachers, and others looking for a helpful assessment of "the relationship between Christ and culture".
Southwestern Baptist Journal of Theology
... Kaiser is refreshingly positive in his approach to the book... I would heartily recommend this little volume to anyone who wants to get to grips with the message of Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes is a wisdom writing from ancient Israel but there is no book more relevant for our postmodern world today. Dr. Walter Kaiser, one of our best biblical scholars, has given us a lively commentary on this part of God's Word, one that will help us face today's changing world with integrity and faithfulness.
Timothy George, Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
Walt Kaiser's Coping with Change walks us through the book of Ecclesiastes, functioning like a scholarly tour guide through the mind of a man who had seen and done and achieved it all--and has realized that everything is a "mist" without God
Owen Strachan, Associate Professor of Christian Theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
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