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  • From Splendor to Shadow
  • Why You Should Read This Book
  • The Glorious Destiny Israel Might Have Had1Author's Introduction
  • Chapter 1—Solomon's Spectacular Beginning
  • Solomon's Dream From God
  • How to Succeed as a Leader
  • Solomon's Brilliant Success
  • Chapter 2—Solomon's Magnificent Temple
  • The Surpassing Beauty of the Temple
  • God's Glory Fills the Temple at Its Dedication
  • Solomon's Prayer
  • The Lord Warns the King Against Backsliding
  • Israel's Greatest Glory
  • Chapter 3—Prosperity and Pride Bring Disaster
  • The Warning and Solomon's First Wrong Step
  • Wealth and Fame Bring a Curse
  • Attractive Women Prove a Snare
  • None of Us Is Wiser Than Solomon
  • Chapter 4—How Solomon Missed His Chance
  • Steps That Led to Apostasy
  • Visit of the Queen of Sheba
  • Another Gross Perversion of God's Plan
  • Christ and Solomon Contrasted
  • Chapter 5—Solomon's Deep Repentance
  • A Prophetic Warning Arouses Solomon
  • Solomon Acknowledges His Sin
  • Counsel to Youths
  • Only Obedience Keeps From Apostasy
  • The Effects of Solomon's Apostasy
  • Chapter 6—Rehoboam's Arrogance: The Rending of the Kingdom
  • The Mistake That Could Never Be Undone
  • Rehoboam Fails
  • The Aftereffects of Rehoboam's Apostasy
  • Chapter 7—Jeroboam Leads Israel Back to Idol Worship
  • The King's Defiance Rebuked
  • How a Prophet Was Tricked Into Disobeying
  • God's Judgment on Jeroboam
  • Chapter 8—National Apostasy Brings National Ruin
  • King Asa's Good Rule
  • A Signal Victory Gained by Trusting God
  • Ahab's Wicked Reign Begins
  • Chapter 9—Elijah Confronts King Ahab
  • Priests of Baal Keep the People Deceived
  • Drought and Famine for Two Years
  • Chapter 10—The Voice of Stern Rebuke
  • Hospitality Rewarded
  • Three Years of Drought
  • The People Are Finally Ready for Reformation
  • Brave Prophet, Guilty King
  • Need of Reform Today
  • Chapter 11—God Vindicated on Mount Carmel
  • No One Has the Courage to Stand With Elijah
  • The Prophets of Baal Give Up
  • Fire From Heaven Answers Elijah's Simple Prayer
  • The Priests of Baal Unrepentant
  • Chapter 12—The Prophet Loses Faith, and Panics
  • Jezebel Threatens Elijah's Life
  • Elijah's Lack of Faith
  • Elijah's Utter Despondency
  • Chapter 13—“What Doest Thou Here?”
  • Many Today Have Not Bowed to Baal
  • In Times of Weakness, Trust in God
  • Chapter 14—God's Call to Modern Apostates
  • How Christ Upheld the Sabbath
  • Elijah Is Needed Today!
  • The Test That Will Come to All
  • Chapter 15—Jehoshaphat, the King Who Believed God
  • Jehoshaphat Makes a Mistake
  • Armies That Threaten to Destroy Judah
  • A Battle Won by a Choir Singing
  • Chapter 16—The Fall of the House of Ahab
  • Ahaziah Follows the Ways of His Father and Mother
  • Modern Satanic Forms of Worship
  • Jehu Takes the Kingship
  • Chapter 17—Elisha Called to Succeed Elijah
  • A Young Man Who Rejected Christ's Call to Service
  • The Great Results of Elijah's Work
  • Many Will Be Translated Without Tasting Death
  • Chapter 18—The Healing of the Waters
  • The Lord Still Heals the Bitter Springs
  • Chapter 19—Elisha, Gentle Prophet of Peace
  • A Family's Hospitality Is Rewarded
  • The Poisoned Pottage Made Edible
  • Chapter 20—Captain Naaman Healed of Leprosy
  • A Captive Girl Encourages Naaman to Seek Healing
  • Elisha's Servant Has the Spirit of Judas
  • Chapter 21—Elisha's Closing Ministry
  • God Honors Elisha's Prophecy
  • Elisha's Message Reached the Honest in Heart
  • Talk Courage and Hope
  • Elisha's Last Days
  • Elisha Faithful to the End
  • Chapter 22—Jonah, the Prophet Who Ran Away
  • Jonah Cast Overboard
  • Jonah's Day, and Ours
  • Chapter 23—The Decline and Fall of Israel
  • Hosea's Gracious Appeals
  • Judgments Stayed for a Season
  • Swiftly the End Came
  • Chapter 24—A Nation “Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge”
  • Israel, “Wanderers Among the Nations”
  • Chapter 25—Prophet With a Message of Hope
  • Isaiah Sent When God's Purposes Seemed to Be Failing
  • Final Success Assured
  • Chapter 26—Isaiah's Message: “Behold Your God!”
  • The Gospel to All the World
  • God Will Accept Unworthy Sinners
  • The Lord Will Receive You
  • Chapter 27—Ahaz Almost Ruins the Kingdom
  • Great Peril for the Chosen Nation
  • Chapter 28—King Hezekiah Repairs the Damage
  • Celebrating the Passover
  • The Reformation Spreads
  • Chapter 29—Visitors From Babylon See the Wrong Things
  • Hezekiah's Tragic Pride
  • Our Words Can Help Others
  • Chapter 30—An Angel Slays the Assyrian Army
  • Faith Inspires Faith
  • Judah's Leaders Pray With Contrition
  • The Taunts of the Enemy
  • The Lord Responds to Judah's Pleadings
  • Isaiah's Message Concerning Sennacherib
  • Deliverance Comes
  • Lessons From the Proud Assyrian Empire
  • Chapter 31—Isaiah's “Good News” for All the Nations
  • The Captivity Brought “Good News” to Many
  • The Church Takes the “Good News” to the World
  • Chapter 32—Manasseh and Josiah: The Worst and the Best
  • Josiah Resolves to Be True to His Trust
  • Habakkuk Bows in Submission to the Lord
  • Faith Will Sustain God's People Today
  • Chapter 33—The Long-lost Law Book Discovered
  • Young Josiah Does All He Can Do
  • The King Consults the Lord's Prophetess
  • Three-Hundred-Year-Old Prophecy Fulfilled
  • Chapter 34—Jeremiah, the Man Who Felt God's Anguish
  • A True Prophet Always “Builds”
  • God's Marvelous Loving-Kindness
  • Jeremiah's Courage Saves His Life
  • Jeremiah's Peaceful, Shrinking Disposition
  • Chapter 35—Judah's Amazing Stubbornness
  • The Faithful Youth Were Encouraged
  • The Perversity of King Jehoiakim
  • How God Tries to Save Us
  • Jeremiah's Second Book
  • Chapter 36—Zedekiah, Judah's Last King
  • Why Submission Was So Important
  • Jeremiah Opposed by Arrogant False Prophets
  • Ezekiel Shown Abominations in the Temple
  • Chapter 37—Zedekiah Fails His Last Chance
  • A Vacillating King's Secret Rendezvous
  • An Ethiopian Saves Jeremiah's Life
  • Zedekiah Has No Moral Stamina
  • The Babylonians Respect Jeremiah
  • Chapter 38—Not All Was Lost!
  • Jeremiah Overwhelmed With Temptation to Doubt
  • Encouragement When All Seemed Lost
  • The Church of God Comforted
  • The New Covenant Will Solve the Problem of Apostasy
  • Chapter 39—Daniel a Captive in Babylon
  • Idolatry and Seductive Temptation
  • Daniel Appeals to Another Authority
  • The Great Results of True Health Reform
  • The Secret of Daniel's Success
  • Chapter 40—Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of World Empires
  • Daniel's Opportunity Has Come
  • Daniel's Refreshing Honesty
  • The King Is Humbled
  • Why Nations and Empires Fail
  • Chapter 41—Three Hebrews in the Fiery Furnace
  • The Golden Image: The Eternal Glory of Babylon
  • The King Tries to Pressure the Hebrews
  • God in the Furnace
  • A Time of Trouble Such as Never Was
  • Chapter 42—Nebuchadnezzar's Seven Years of Madness
  • The Attempt to Discover the Meaning
  • Nebuchadnezzar's Short-lived Repentance
  • Chapter 43—Belshazzar's Feast: Babylon's Last Night
  • A Portent of Doom to the King and Guests
  • Daniel Holds the King's Sin up Before Him
  • Interpretation of the Writing on the Wall
  • God's Restraining Hand Removed
  • Prophecy Fulfilled
  • A Power Overrides the Affairs of Men
  • Chapter 44—Daniel in the Lions’ Den
  • A Vain King's Remorse
  • Daniel Is Thrown in the Lions’ Den
  • God Is Able to Deliver
  • Daniel the Same in Adversity or Prosperity
  • Chapter 45—Cyrus Sets the Exiles Free
  • The Time Prophecy Unfolds
  • Faithful Daniel Identifies Himself With Unfaithful Israel
  • A Carryover From Israel's Ancient Unbelief
  • Chapter 46—Bitter Opposition Fails
  • Why the Samaritans’ Help Was Refused
  • God's People Must Guard Against Subtle Influences
  • The Battle Behind the Scenes
  • God's Work Grinds to a Halt
  • God Sends a Comforting Message
  • The Promise of Temporal Prosperity
  • The Encouraging Visions of Zechariah
  • Chapter 47—Satan, the Accuser; Christ, the Defender
  • How Satan Works
  • Satan Tries to Discourage God's People
  • The Blotting out of Sins
  • Chapter 48—The Secret of Success in God's Work
  • Man's Way Contrasted With God's Way
  • The True Glory of the Second Temple
  • Chapter 49—Esther, the Hebrew Girl Who Became Queen
  • The Death Decree Against God's People
  • The Great Prayer Meeting
  • Chapter 50—Ezra, the King's Trusted Friend
  • Ezra Studies to Show Himself Approved
  • Ezra Becomes a Mouthpiece for the Lord
  • The Third Decree Makes Complete Provision
  • God's Providence Manifest in Artaxerxes’ Decree
  • Only the Trustworthy Are Chosen
  • Chapter 51—Ezra Sparks a Spiritual Revival
  • The Beginning of Reformation
  • The Cause of Corruption: Setting Aside God's Law
  • We Are Entering the Last Battle of the Controversy
  • Chapter 52—Nehemiah, Man of Prayer and Action
  • Nehemiah Waits for God's Opportunity
  • God Gave Nehemiah Courage
  • Chapter 53—Nehemiah Accomplishes the “Impossible”
  • How Nehemiah Won Support
  • Nehemiah's Example Wins the Day
  • Building With One Hand, Fighting With the Other
  • Chapter 54—Nehemiah Bravely Rebukes Selfishness
  • The Gospel Can Cure Modern Economic Injustice
  • Chapter 55—Union With the World Hinders God's Cause-
  • God's Servant Sees Through the Plot
  • Chapter 56—The Joy of Forgiveness and Healing
  • Chapter 57—Nehemiah's Painful Work of Reformation
  • The Leaders Had Favored Wrong
  • Constant Struggle With Opposing Elements
  • “Nehemiahs” Today Lead Out in Sabbath Reformation
  • Chapter 58—Darkness Precedes the Dawn
  • How the Sanctuary Services Revealed the Saviour
  • The True Character of the Messiah Revealed
  • The Important Work: Deliverance From Sin
  • The Time of Christ's First Coming Specified
  • Chapter 59—Where Is God's True Israel?
  • Malachi Reveals the Secret of Prosperity
  • How the Sanctuary Services Were Perverted
  • Israel Rejects Her Messiah
  • A Self Application
  • The New Israel Which Replaces the Old
  • Light Will Penetrate the World's Darkness
  • Chapter 60—Visions of a Glorious Future
  • Human Pride Will Be Laid Low
  • The Resurrection From the Dead