New book: Isaiah for You

Every September I would ask The Good Book Company if I could write Isaiah for You in their God’s Word for You series. The time wasn’t right, but they never quite said No. So I would ask again the following year. Eventually they said Yes, and here it is.

The book covers the whole of Isaiah in 13 chapters. Each chapter gives an overview of a discrete section, though most chapters then focus on one particular passage that exemplifies the message of the section. There’s also a “reader’s guide” with a paragraph on each chapter of Isaiah to give a bit guidance to those who are reading through Isaiah chapter-by-chapter.

Here’s the publisher’s blurb:

Isaiah can seem intimidating. It’s a big book covering an extended timescale, full of unfamiliar names and places. You may be familiar with Isaiah’s vision of God’s holiness in chapter 6 or his description of the cross in chapter 53. But large sections can feel like alien territory.

But the book of Isaiah is full of good news. Forming a kind of bridge between the Old Testament and the New Testament, Isaiah enlarges our view of God, sharpens our understanding of salvation and illuminates our Bible reading. It points forward to Jesus and fuels our vision for the church and our mission. This is good news worth shouting about!

This expository guide by pastor and author Tim Chester takes you verse by verse through the text in a digestible and applied way. Each chapter focuses on a key text and shows how its themes play out in the surrounding passages, helping you to drill down into the details while also seeing the big picture. You’ll find ideas and challenges for application throughout, plus a helpful glossary at the back.

It is less academic than a traditional commentary and includes lots of application. It can be read from cover to cover, used in personal devotions, used to lead small group studies, or used for sermon preparation.

There is an accompanying Good Book Guide available.

And here’s a link to an extract.

It’s available here from The Good Book Company and all good book stores!