This volume is one of a series of Old Testament character studies for which Hamilton Smith is probably best known. As the major events in the life of Elijah are traced, the ups and downs of his experience as a prophet unfold. Elijah was no super-servant. He knew only too well from experience the inadequacies of his own humanity: elation one day, dark despair the next. But he knew the living God, he was conscious of being constantly in His presence, and he was aware that prayer brought him into contact with the power that made and sustained the universe. Slowly but surely, he comes to understand that the God of creation, the God of ultimate power, the God of judgment, is supremely the God of grace.
At each step, the author presents clear, practical lessons for Christians today as they too present God’s word with authority to an indifferent or antagonistic world.