Elijah: Voice of Valor and Victory is one book in a continuing series of biblical character studies written for the purpose of seeing transformation in the lives of those who read and study this powerful leadership/discipleship resource. The stories of Elijah are written not only with the goal of understanding the narrative account found in the Bible, but to process the deeper doctrinal teachings that accompany each story. The story not only contains the narrative but sections of related teaching material presented through concepts of doctrine, focus on the attributes of God, and the study of basic Christian character traits, all of which relate to the content of each story. Through the study of the life of Elijah, the reader will realize the potential for impact of one life fully devoted to God.
In a time of great national idolatry, Elijah was God’s voice of truth to God’s people in the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the days of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. He was called by God to challenge the people to return to their God – to return to the path of righteousness, truth, and the proper worship of the Most High God alone. Telling the truth and confronting the unprecedented evil of his day however, required the obedience of a servant committed to the utmost integrity and valor. The reader will realize through the life of Elijah, that in every era – in every place – God has His men and women to stand in the gap for the cause of righteousness and truth. It is not an easy life. Nevertheless Elijah claimed the mighty power of the Most High God and performed some of the greatest miracles recorded in the Bible astounding the people of his day. He spoke directly for his God and with God’s authority. He is only one of two individuals in Scripture taken to heaven before tasting death. Yet he was an ordinary man just like you and me. His obedience, and unwavering commitment to the unchanging truth of the Most High God brought victory that today in our 21st century world remains a mystery and a marvel. God powerfully used Elijah to accomplish great things. His greatest desire is to use you also! Won’t you let Him?