Karl Möller, Reading Amos as a Book (Grove Biblical Series, 74; Cambridge: Grove Books, 2014)
All too often the message of Amos is broken up and read in pieces – either devotionally, so that we know only the ‘purple passages,’ or academically, separating Amos’s original message from its later editing.
But reading it as a whole opens up powerful new understandings. We see Amos’s passion as he tries to persuade a complacent people to wake up to God’s judgment and grace – a message we desperately need to hear in our own day.
“Möller presents the prophet in such a way that I immediately wanted to re-read the biblical text. ... As well as presenting a different view of Amos, Möller includes Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter. For a preacher presented with a text from Amos this little book will provide a useful starting point.”
Liz Shercliff, The Preacher
1. Getting Started
2. An Opening Trap (Amos 1-2)
3. Passionate Dialogue with a Late Audience (Amos 3.1-5.17)
4. Woes and Throes (Amos 5.18-6.14)
5. Visions of the End (Amos 7-9)
6. Reading Amos: Some Conclusions
7. Suggestions for Further Reading
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