Synopsis: As in the other volumes of the New International Version Application Commentary, this book, a Silver Medallion award winner, helps the reader not only to understand accurately what the text of Isaiah says, but also what it means and how that meaning can apply to living in the twenty-first century.
Description: A unique commentary that explores each passage from three vital perspectives: original meaning, bridging context, contemporary significance. Isaiah wrestles with the realities of people who are not convicted by the truth but actually hardened by it, and with a God whose actions sometimes seem unintelligible, or even worse, appears to be absent. Yet Isaiah penetrates beyond these experiences to an even greater reality. Isaiah sees God’s rule over history and his capacity to take the worst of human actions and use it for good. He declares the truth that even in the darkest hours, the Holy One of Israel is infinitely trustworthy.