Shelf Life Book Review: The Message of Malachi

Jason Brueckner

The Message of Malachi
IVP Academic, 2013


The book of Malachi seems tucked away in the Bible, seldom visited or preached from.

In this resource, Peter Adam urges us that the news of Malachi is relevant for the church today for three vital reasons: (1) God’s people must have a “deep, radical, and overwhelming conviction that God loves them”; (2) Although we know not to sin against others, the source of all sin is sin against God, something Adam says “we find … hard to take seriously”; and (3) Malachi is God’s effective remedy for Christians living in neutral, who think there is no need “to respond whole-heartedly to God, nor refuse him.”

These ancient themes still challenge us today, and Adam continually points us toward the saving work of Christ while reminding us of them. The Message of Malachi will prove a valuable resource for those who desire to preach from Malachi or simply understand it better.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 6 No. 3