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A Prophet of the Lord

by Hamilton Smith

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Picture of Elijah: A Prophet of the Lord by Hamilton Smith

  • ISBN-10: 0-901860-68-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-901860-68-2
  • Price: £5.99 (UK); $10.00 (USA)
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publication date: 30 March 2007
  • Author: Hamilton Smith
  • Edition: 2nd (re-typeset)
  • Series: Understanding the Old Testament
  • Height: 216 mm
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • BIC Subject heading: HRBM3
  • Place of publication: Morpeth, England
  • Publisher: Scripture Truth
  • Distributor: Lightning Source

Short description

Traces the major events of the life of Elijah, with all the highs and lows in his work as a prophet. This book presents practical lessons for Christians as they too seek to present God's word with authority to an indifferent or antagonistic world.

Long description

This volume is one of a series of Old Testament character studies for which Hamilton Smith is probably best known. As the major events in the life of Elijah are traced, the ups and downs of his experience as a prophet unfold. Elijah was no super-servant. He knew only too well from experience the inadequacies of his own humanity: elation one day, dark despair the next. But he knew the living God, he was conscious of being constantly in His presence, and he was aware that prayer brought him into contact with the power that made and sustained the universe. Slowly but surely, he comes to understand that the God of creation, the God of ultimate power, the God of judgment, is supremely the God of grace. At each step, the author presents clear, practical lessons for Christians today as they too present God's word with authority to an indifferent or antagonistic world.

Publisher's comments

Hardback edition first published 1932. Second edition published c1956.

Other Books by Hamilton Smith are available from STP.

Table of Contents

1. Ahab: The Message from God
2. Cherith: The Brook that Dried Up
3. Zarephath: The Widow's Home
4. Obadiah: The Governor of the King's House
5. Carmel: The Fire from Heaven
6. Carmel: The Coming of the Rain
7. Jezebel: The Flight into the Wilderness
8. Horeb: The Mount of God
9. Ahaziah: The message of Death
10. Jordan: The Chariot of Fire

Author biography

Hamilton Smith (1862-1943), born in Barnes, Surrey, the son of a sea captain, was employed in the office of his uncle's building firm, where he was later joined by his cousin F B Hole. By 1901, married and living in Sutton, Surrey, with his wife and young family, he had retired from the building trade and entered full-time upon the task of building up the church of God. Later in life, he moved to Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, his wife Rachel's home county. His personal ministry was delivered in the United Kingdom, but his written ministry continues to be read worldwide. Along with H P Barker, A J Pollock, J T Mawson and F B Hole he frequently contributed articles to "Scripture Truth" magazine, which often provided the basis for books later published by the Central Bible Truth Depot. Hamilton Smith's written expositions of the Scriptures are brief, clear and very much to the point.

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