Love Divine and Unfailing (Paperback)
After establishing the historical and theological backdrop for Hosea, the book focuses on the connection between Hosea's marriage to Gomer and the Lord's marriage to his people. Though many were deaf to Hosea's preaching, even the dullest could see his grief, sympathize with his sorrow, and wonder at his persistent love. Hosea's marriage was a living sermon: What Hosea did for Gomer, God did for Israel; what Gomer did to Hosea, Israel did to God.
Publication Date: November 2008
Paperback, 224 pages
"A clear, honest, panoramic treatment of the book of Hosea, poignantly showing how Hosea's and Gomer’s treatment of each other reflected God's and Israel’s treatment of each other. . . . a sheer delight to read. Every pastor should study Love Divine before preaching from the book of Hosea, and every Christian will find it enlightening and God-glorifying." —Joel R. Beeke
"The book is marked by its exegetical insights, its practical and experimental nature, and its christocentric focus. One of the more helpful sections in the book is Dr. Barrett's discussion of the christological nature of Hosea’s covenant theology. He gives a cogent explanation of covenant theology and the relationship of the various covenant administrations, leading to their fulfillment in the new covenant." —Joseph A. Pipa
Michael P. V. Barrett (MA and PhD, Bob Jones University) is president of Geneva Reformed Seminary, the Theological Seminary of the Free Presbyterian Church of North America. He is also an ordained minister in the FPC serving as an associate minister of Faith Free Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina. His other works include Beginning at Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament; Complete in Him: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying the Gospel; The Beauty of Holiness: A Guide to Biblical Worship; and God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel.