All God’s Good Promises
Living Word Bible Studies
The book of Joshua offers adventure, great stories, vivid characters, and—above all—an amazing account of the way God fulfills his promises to his people. Joshua is not bare history! It’s history with a point—and that point is, God’s Word is true—always, completely, without fail. Kathleen Nielson challenges us to live according to that Word. She reminds us that God’s promises are as good and true for God’s people today as they were in Joshua’s day. And they are now completed and fulfilled in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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’s study books are all designed to encourage not only daily interaction but more importantly personal engagement with the Word of God. Her theology is sound, the format is unique and the results can be life-changing. Joshua: All God’s Good Promises is an invaluable asset for personal spiritual maturation and for enhancing any disciple-making ministry.”
—Harry L. Reeder III, senior pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL
“This study brings you face to face with the promise-keeping God of Joshua and of today. From the first lesson, where we learn of God’s promise to Joshua to be with him wherever he goes as he leads the people to the Promised Land; through the middle lessons of God’s faithful leading, and victory, and sometimes defeat for the people; to the final lesson of the people’s response to Joshua’s charge ‘to choose,’ we are challenged to respond in faith and obedience to this same ‘faithful, powerful, covenant-keeping God.’ This study encourages and inspires love for and faith in this God who never changes, who will fulfill all His promises. We see this God and are changed!”
—Kathy Ladd, director of women’s Bible study, Village 7 Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs, CO
“Dr. Kathleen Nielson uses her great love for and understanding of literature to lead us into rich study of Holy Scripture. Her studies highlight the importance of meditation and self-discovery while providing just enough gentle guidance always to steer us to the Good Shepherd as our hope and strength.”
—Bryan Chapell, president, Covenant Theological Seminary
About the Author
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Kathleen Nielson holds MA and PhD degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Wheaton College (Illinois). She has taught in the English departments at Vanderbilt University, Bethel College (Minnesota), and Wheaton College. She is the author of numerous Bible studies, and the book Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word.
Kathleen has directed and taught women’s Bible studies at several churches and speaks extensively at conferences and retreats. She serves as director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition and on the board of directors of the Charles Simeon Trust. Kathleen and her husband Niel (president of Covenant College 2002–2012) now lead an enterprise in global Christian education. They have three sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.