The last Old Testament book of my evangelistic books for a desert island is Isaiah.
What’s the book about?
Isaiah is an anthology of the prophecies of Isaiah. Its running theme is the failure of God’s people but the promise of salvation.
Why did I choose this book?
There are many passages from Isaiah that we are familiar with from Christmas and Easter celebrations. However, when I was reading through Romans I was amazed by how much Paul made reference to things in Isaiah.
If you love Romans get your teeth into Isaiah. Don’t be afraid of the 66 chapters it’s well worth it. Some things you’ll see are:
- Prophesies of Jesus’ birth and death.
- Prophesies of the New Creation.
- The judgement all nations (including Israel) deserved.
- The grace many actually received.
Isaiah is a massively important book. Yet there is a laziness today that means we never take the effort to plough through the Major Prophets. We need to get over it.
Read Isaiah. You won’t regret it.