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Book Review: Be Available, Accepting The Challenge To Confront The Enemy--OT Judges Commentary by Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe

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This book was provided for free to me by David C. Cook a B and B Media Group, Inc. for reading/reviewing. 

Published by David C. Cook September 1, 2010/208 Pages
Christian Non-fiction/OT Judges Commentary

I have grown to love the Be series of commentaries by Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe. The main reason is that his commentaries are approachable and understandable to my non-theological academic brain. In his commentary on Judges Dr. Wiersbe sets each dramatic scene so that I could understand fully and imagine it in my mind. The OT book of Judges is of the Israelites after they have settled in the promised land of Canaan. God had raised up judges that would guide, shape, encourage, and impart knowledge and wisdom to the Jewish people. These judges also led the people to conquer and drive out the idol worshiping Canaanites. God did not want His people to be soiled and tarnished by the Canaanites. They were told to drive these people out, that this land was the promised land that God had given to them. Not all of the Canaanites had been driven out and they were a source of temptation and trouble for the Jewish people.
"There were 14 judges that God raised up over a period of 350 years to do His work: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, Samson, Eli, and Samuel. Each one had issues, each one had weaknesses, but God used them in spite of themselves simply because they made themselves available." page 9.
Wiersbe asks the readers an important question. "How about you? Do you want God to use you to accomplish His purposes?"
There are questions at the end of each of the chapters for individual or group use.

Blissful Reading!