The apostle Paul's letters to the Thessalonians form part of an exciting, complex story of the growth of the New Testament church. Amidst false teaching and persecution, missionary trips and newly planted churches, Paul urges the Thessalonians to walk steadfastly and points them to the ultimate hope of the gospel—the day of the Lord when Jesus will come again. Kathleen Nielson helps us dive into the excitement of the early church and challenges us to live more faithfully as members of Christ's body, until he comes again.
Living Word Bible Studies offer a guide into deeper study of God's Word, one whole book at a time. Five days of questions in each lesson lead the way to careful textual study, with helpful context and commentary woven throughout. The aim is to read the Scriptures—and to learn to read the Scriptures—with ever increasing discernment, delight, and conviction.
Kathleen Nielson (Ph.D. in Literature, Vanderbilt University) has served as an English Professor, conference speaker and author.
"Pastors and Christian educators are always on the lookout for rich, well-researched, reliable, helpful, clear teaching material that will get our people into the Word together, helping us to understand its meaning, to see its implications for us in all of life, and to pray it back to God. These studies supply us with exactly that." — Ligon Duncan, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson MS
“What a wonderful gift to today’s church! It is rare to find a Bible study that is both approachable to those who are new to studying God’s Word and challenging to those more ‘seasoned’ in Scripture. Kathleen Nielson’s study of 1&2 Thessalonians encourages students on all levels to look deeply into the truths of the gospel while anticipating Christ’s return.” — Cindy Cochrum, director of women’s Bible studies, College Church, Wheaton, IL
“I continue to be grateful for the insightful Bible study books that Kathleen Nielson produces, not only personally but also because of their impact in the disciple-making ministries at Briarwood. Without any hesitation I can assure you that this study book on I and 2 Thessalonians contains not only focused insights for the texts but extraordinarily well-crafted questions that stimulate more study and meaningful discussion. Don't miss the opportunity to use these as effective disciple-making tools in the life of your congregation.” — Harry L. Reeder III, senior pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL