Book Review: These Are The Days Of Elijah
These Are The Days Of Elijah, by R.T. Kendall, is a verse by verse study on the life of Elijah. Using 1 Kings 17-19, 21 and 2 Kings 1 and 2, Kendall examines the life of Elijah and relates his life to many situations we encounter today: mountaintop experiences with the Lord, not hearing from the Lord, and God’s provision in difficult situations, to name a few. Most importantly, Kendall explains how God uses ordinary people, like Elijah, for extraordinary purposes. This book is filled with Scripture that supports Dr. Kendall’s viewpoint, and many references are repeated numerous times so the reader has a clear understanding of the direction of the author’s writing.
However, this book was edited from the final sermon series Dr. Kendall preached as minister of Westminster Chapel in London, England. It did not have the flow of a work written solely for the purpose of being a book. As I read it, I kept visualizing a setting where the message of this book was preached rather than written. Also, because it was a sermon series first, many factual statements needed added support by valid evidences in the writing.
I would cautiously recommend this book to anyone who wanted an overview of Elijah, as well as mature Christians seeking lessons that could be learned from his life.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes from Chosen Books.