Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes (Gospel According to the Old Testament)
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  • 246 Pages
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: January 2014
  • ISBN: FESWINZARECOVERINGEDENTHEGOS9781596384682

Recovering Eden: The Gospel According to Ecclesiastes (Gospel According to the Old Testament)

Eswine, Zack

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Listen to a sermon by Zach Eswine from Ecclesiates 8-9 entitled Why Be Good?.
Source: Riverside Church

Publisher’s Description

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes reminds us that life under the sun does not play out according to neat and tidy rules. He asks us to see the world around us in all its messiness and explores what that messiness reveals about us, our world, and God. The Preacher is plainspoken, because people live in the midst of this mess and we have to talk about it. Zack Eswine gives us a meditation that engages people where they are and invites them to draw near to God who enters their world to redeem it and them.

Includes Questions for Discussion at the end of each chapter

About the Author

Zack Eswine (PhD, Regent University) is lead pastor at Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri. Zack was an Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Director for the Doctor of Ministry program at Covenant Theological Seminary and has also written many books on preaching and Christian living.

About the Series Editor

Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Professor of Old Testament and Religion at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and Co-pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Grove City.

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“In Recovering Eden, Zack Eswine has provided a pastorally poetic guide to the endlessly ‘wild and strange wonder called Ecclesiastes.’ He reliably reminds the reader that a search for life’s significance begins with a trustworthy God who fills life with meaning throughout life’s seasons and ends with this One who makes all things new in Jesus Christ. Be sure to reflect on the weighty questions that Zack provides after each chapter. They offer the reader a timely opportunity to respond to the author's thoughtful observations of an ultimately hopeful text.”

Donald C. Guthrie

Director of the PhD (Educational Studies), Professor of Educational Ministries, The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“When you are leading a Bible study, or preaching on a text, one thing you look for in extra–biblical resources is a trustworthy approach that can also help the text sparkle with new connections to the rest of the Bible’s grand narrative. It seems a popular thing for commentators to argue over the nuances of Ecclesiastes to the point where it becomes disjointed—your study can easily get lost in what seems to be conflicting detail. Zack Eswine will bring you a clarity to the themes of Ecclesiastes that can literally make you stop, slap your forehead, and exclaim ‘Ah! That makes sense.’ If you are leading a Bible study on, or preaching from Ecclesiastes, you need this book to orient your study.”

Ian Thompson

Vice President, P&R Publishing

“There are books that are theologically significant, books that are pastorally relevant, and books that are beautifully written. But it is rare to find all three in a single work. Zack Eswine’s masterful treatment of Ecclesiastes will feed your mind, heart and soul in a unique way. This is probably the best volume in the Gospel According to the Old Testament series so far.”

Iain Duguid

Professor of Old Testament, Grove City College; author, Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham

Books at a Glance


Read an author interview from Books at a Glance

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Listen to a sermon by Zach Eswine from Ecclesiates 8-9 entitled Why Be Good?.
Source: Riverside Church

Publisher’s Description

The Preacher in Ecclesiastes reminds us that life under the sun does not play out according to neat and tidy rules. He asks us to see the world around us in all its messiness and explores what that messiness reveals about us, our world, and God. The Preacher is plainspoken, because people live in the midst of this mess and we have to talk about it. Zack Eswine gives us a meditation that engages people where they are and invites them to draw near to God who enters their world to redeem it and them.

Includes Questions for Discussion at the end of each chapter

About the Author

Zack Eswine (PhD, Regent University) is lead pastor at Riverside Church in Webster Groves, Missouri. Zack was an Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Director for the Doctor of Ministry program at Covenant Theological Seminary and has also written many books on preaching and Christian living.

About the Series Editor

Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Professor of Old Testament and Religion at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and Co-pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Grove City.

  • Cover Type:
  • 246 Pages
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: January 2014
  • ISBN: FESWINZARECOVERINGEDENTHEGOS9781596384682