In a series of 41 undated devotions, over the space of 41 pages, Paul Williams takes us through the book of Ezra in which, as the introduction states, ‘is all about realising a reformation among the people of God. From chapters 1 to 10 we see God bringing about the most remarkable change among his people’. Each devotion looks at a short section of the book, provides a general summary of the passage content and ends with a reflection that will help you meditate on what you’ve read and apply it to your life. Crucially, each devotion finds reference to and application in the Gospel and Christ.

This is a very helpful little aid to use if you wish to read through the book of Ezra and glean a ‘take-away’ for each day. The style is simple, accessible, and foundational and an appetizer for more in-depth study should the reader wish.

Colin Macleod, Gairloch, Kinlochewe & Torridon Free Church