This volume is a fresh—and refreshing—exploration of the theme of joy from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes. Contrary to typical approaches which treat Ecclesiastes as a book of despair, this study brings out its message about robust joy that perseveres despite life’s vanities. Structured as a devotional commentary, this book will prove edifying for personal or small-group Bible study. It will also be valuable for youth-group leaders mentoring young people through the dilemmas of post modernity, and for pastors preparing to preach from Ecclesiastes.
‘As a first-rate pastor theologian, Michael leads us through this hard–to-understand book with both scholarly heft and pastoral verve. This is devotional Commentary writing at its best! I highly recommend it to pastors and preachers, students and scholars alike!’
Dr Todd Wilson, Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, Illinois, and Chairman of the Board for the Center for Pastor Theologians
Dr Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan