Prophets of the Bible – the Second Edition
Having had one go at the second edition of “Prophets of the Bible” (which became available April 2021 but not for buying online), I have since added to it to reflect further on Bible prophets and prophecy, how this relates to what is going on in the world at this time and how we might respond. This will be available in paper form from the start of 2022, direct from me if in the UK, Southend Christian Bookshop or can be purchased online from major book sellers (Ingram, Amazon etc.) (492 pages, RRP £15.99).
You can get your own electronic version (for personal use only) …
The first edition was released in September 2020. It was my Corona Lockdown project (and a lifetime reflecting on the subject), and my attempting to write about the title on the cover – “Prophets of the Bible and their prophecies… understanding God’s ways”. The intention was to helpfully reflect on the life and work of all the Prophets of the Bible (well-known, little-known and unknown) and others, who through their words or deeds, I considered spoke or acted prophetically, and discuss their significance.
The second edition allowed me a second bite of the proverbial cherry. The changes are significant and meant the size of the book grew by a third. It meant I could correct typos and other errors, improve presentation and include stuff I thought would be helpful, omitted first time, and adding four new chapters, including on major Bible doctrines and characters, and some additional appendices. The main addition, however, and one that might be considered controversial, especially for a book intended primarily as pure exegesis, is that this related current events, Bible prophecy and modern-day prophecy. This was completed in April 2021. However, as I was not satisfied that I had written all that was expedient for me to write on the subject and seeing huge changes taking place in the world and the church, come December 2021 I added one more chapter in order to reflect on these important issues.
Like most authors, I hope people read what I write, because (imho) it matters and I want people to know and is part of my legacy. More importantly, I want to encourage those who are seeking to better understand God’s ways, specifically the role of the Bible prophets and the significance of their prophecies, as set out in the Bible. See “Prophets of the Bible – A New Ending” for this final new chapter.
PS Tip if buying online from Ingram, Amazon etc. type in something like “Prophets of the Bible, John Barber, 9780953730643”. ISBN is important; it is the unique identifier, helpful finding the right book. Ensure it is the Second Edition e.g. by typing “Prophets of the Bible – the Second Edition” into your search engine.