Released in the UK July 2019
Released in the US July 2019
Trade paperback | 388 Pages
9781527103351 • £8.99 $14.99
BISAC – REL080000
The book of Joshua is an epic. Conquest, battles, scandal, tribalism, deceit, land registration and farewell speeches all make up this remarkable narrative. However behind all the twists and turns, highs and lows is the God who makes and keeps promises. The book of Joshua is profoundly relevant for today and needs to be declared faithfully in its entirety. To be repeatedly reminded through the pages of Joshua that God is faithful to his promises and sovereign over his people, guiding them by his powerful word to his promised rest, is truth we must never tire of hearing.
Doug Johnson has been involved in local church ministry and training preachers and teachers for many years, including at The Cornhill Training Course, and running a study centre in Kenya. He is now retired but still teaching locally and overseas, he lives in Yeovil.
This commentary on Joshua by Doug Johnson makes me want to preach on this book of the Bible. It is a perfect preaching and teaching tool for ministers and bible study leaders. His handling of the text is matched by his application of the text to give us an excellent commentary on a book of the Bible that reveals the God who makes and keeps promises.
Minister, Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA), Vancouver, Canada
In keeping with this excellent series, Doug Johnson ticks all the boxes of the most helpful Bible teaching aids; attention to the details of the text, careful concern for the context and a clear sight of Christ. He is especially good at retrieving the so called ‘difficulties’ for the teacher (the lists of lists and the bloodshed) from any sense of apology and showing how they fit with the faithfulness of God and the purposes of the book. With its clear headed sanity, God–centred focus and nourishment for the Christian believer, this is an essential tool for any teaching on Joshua.
Vicar, Christ Church, Westbourne, Bournemouth
Doug Johnson’s careful study of the book of Joshua, based on many years of deep acquaintance with the text, will put strength into our preachers. It will deepen their confidence in the power of the Word of God to equip the church for its work.
Director of Training, The Scottish Cornhill Training Course Glasgow
The primary task of a faithful Bible teacher (and an honest Bible reader) is to understand the Bible as it actually is, the words of God that are able to make us wise enough to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and so be saved. How do we do that with the Old Testament book of Joshua? Doug Johnson’s excellent book provides a careful, thoughtful and reliable guide that will help many to do this well. Highly recommended.
Retired Principal and Lecturer in Doctrine and Old Testament, Moore College, Sydney, Australia