What better time to dig into the book of Isaiah than at Christmas? Often called “the fifth gospel” the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah, Jesus, than any other Old Testament book. Scholar and professor Dr. Sandra Richter will help us uncover the rich promises and prophecies contained in this ancient book. Prepare to deepen your faith and stretch your study skills as we learn relevant, timely truth from the book of Isaiah!
Dr. Sandra Richter holds the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Old Testament at Westmont College. Dr. Richter combines history, archeology, geography, and ancient Near East languages to bring the Old Testament to life by exploring the real people and real places from which it comes. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University, she has taught at Asbury Theological Seminary., Wesley Biblical Seminary and Wheaton College.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.