From Splendor to Shadow


   . Introduction

  1. Solomon’s Spectacular Beginning

  2. Solomon’s Magnificent Temple

  3. Prosperity and Pride Bring Disaster

  4. How Solomon Missed His Chance

  5. Solomon’s Deep Repentance

  6. Rehoboam’s Arrogance: The Rending of the Kingdom

  7. Jeroboam Leads Israel Back to Idol Worship

  8. National Apostasy Brings National Ruin

  9. Elijah Confronts King Ahab

10. The Voice of Stern Rebuke

11. God Vindicated on Mount Carmel

12. The Prophet Loses Faith, and Panics

13. “What Doest Thou Here?”

14. God’s Call to Modern Apostates

15. Jehoshaphat, the King Who Believed God

16. The Fall of the House of Ahab

17. Elisha Called to Succeed Elijah

18. The Healing of the Waters

19. Elisha, Gentle Prophet of Peace

20. Captain Naaman Healed of Leprosy

21. Elisha’s Closing Ministry

22. Jonah, the Prophet Who Ran Away

23. The Decline and Fall of Israel

24. A Nation “Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge”

25. Prophet With a Message of Hope

26. Isaiah’s Message: “Behold Your God!”

27. Ahaz Almost Ruins the Kingdom

28. King Hezekiah Repairs the Damage

29. Visitors From Babylon See the Wrong Things

30. An Angel Slays the Assyrian Army

31. Isaiah’s “Good News” for All the Nations

32. Manasseh and Josiah: The Worst and the Best

33. The Long-lost Law Book Discovered

34. Jeremiah, the Man Who Felt God’s Anguish

35. Judah’s Amazing Stubbornness

36. Zedekiah, Judah’s Last King

37. Zedekiah Fails His Last Chance

38. Not All Was Lost!

39. Daniel a Captive in Babylon

40. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of World Empires

41. Three Hebrews in the Fiery Furnace

42. Nebuchadnezzar’s Seven Years of Madness

43. Belshazzar’s Feast: Babylon’s Last Night

44. Daniel in the Lions’ Den

45. Cyrus Sets the Exiles Free

46. Bitter Opposition Fails

47. Satan, the Accuser; Christ, the Defender

48. The Secret of Success in God’s Work

49. Esther, the Hebrew Girl Who Became Queen

50. Ezra, the King’s Trusted Friend

51. Ezra Sparks a Spiritual Revival

52. Nehemiah, Man of Prayer and Action

53. Nehemiah Accomplishes the “Impossible”

54. Nehemiah Bravely Rebukes Selfishness

55. Union With the World Hinders God’s Cause

56. The Joy of Forgiveness and Healing

57. Nehemiah’s Painful Work of Reformation

58. Darkness Precedes the Dawn

59. Where Is God’s True Israel?

60. Visions of a Glorious Future