By: Megan McKenna
The prophets of old -- Moses, Elijah, Amos, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Job and others -- were truth-tellers who announced God's will. Sometimes strangely dressed, other times seemingly mad, their attention was riveted on the time and troubles in which they lived. Curiously enough, the troubles of yesterday are also the troubles of today: poverty and injustice, idolatry and abuse of power.
We often search among different spiritualities for guidance on how to lead our lives and how to find that kernel of truth, forgetting that all were originally derived from Scripture -- the words of Scripture pronounced by the prophets and then again by Jesus, the last prophet. Drawing on Scripture and a treasure house of stories, especially from the Jewish tradition, McKenna breathes life into the prophets and opens their messages to us.
Stories and meditations on the biblical prophets--those called by God to lead their people to justice. McKenna draws on scripture and a treasure house of stories from many traditions, to bring their compelling stories to light.
1. The Prophet
2. Moses: Prophet-Liberator
3. Elijah and Elisha: The Prophet and His Disciple
4. Amos and Hosea: The Northern Prophets
5. Jeremiah and Zephaniah: The Long March to Jerusalem
6. Micah and Isaiah: The Southern Prophets
7. Lamentations and Ezekiel: The Pain and Hope of Exile
8. Second Isaiah
9. Third Isaih, Haggai, Zecharizh, Malachi: Prophets of Return
10. Mahum Habakkuk Obadiah, Jonah, Nehemiah, Ezra, Daniel, Joel
11. "Would That All Yahweh's People Were Prophets!"
Dr. Megan McKenna is an internationally known author, lecturer, and retreat leader. She received her doctorate from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California, and has taught at colleges and universities in Chicago, Dublin, Dayton, and San Antonio. Her many books include And Morning Came: Scriptures of the Resurrection, Parables: The Arrows of God, Rites of Justice, Leave Her Alone, Christ All Merciful, On Your Mark, and Not Counting Women and Children. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.