What Do You Expect? Paperback
Ecclesiastes for Today
by Melvin Tinker;
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A Bird's Eye View from Eden
Popular Bible scholar Melvin Tinker unpacks the often misunderstood book of Ecclesiastes written for all stages of faith
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What Do You Expect?
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- Herman Melville in Moby Dick, described Ecclesiastes as 'the truest of all books', this 'fine hammered steel of woe.'
- George Bernard Shaw compared it to Shakespeare.
- Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Sun Also Rises' uses as an epigraph the book's opening poem.
- A character in John Updike's Rabbit trilogy describes Ecclesiastes as 'the Lord's last word.'
- Even U2 used it as an inspiration for its song The Wanderer.
But that said, Ecclesiastes remains a controversial book as far as Christian interpretation is concerned. Some interpret it as a mainly pessimistic work, others see it as hedonistic. Tinker's approach is quite different: Ecclesiastes is a book by a unique thinker whose non-linear approach to argument can confuse us, but properly understood can speak directly to us about the meaning of life.
Perhaps even more importantly, the author shows how the great questions dealt with in Ecclesiastes find their real resolution in the Lord Jesus Christ. As the author says, "Whether a Christian believer or not, if you have a sneaking suspicion that life is meant to be more than what we wear, eat, drink, work and play, and yet no matter what you do you are still left with a sense of incompleteness, then read on, this is the book for you."
What Do You Expect? by Melvin Tinker was published by Evangelical Press in April 2014 and is our 45735th best seller. The ISBN for What Do You Expect? is 9781783970063.
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|Author / Artist||Melvin Tinker|
|Publisher||Evangelical Press (April 2014)|
|Number of Pages||250|
|Page last updated||8th September 2017|