There have been many studies of the Old Testament prophets for both Jewish and Christian scholars have long recognized the importance of their role in the development of religion. But the specific aim of this book is to make these great figures live. The author is concerned with their lives and their message only as light is thrown on the personality of the prophet under consideration. She wants the reader to know what these men were like. Admitting the of the material, the purpose is admirably accomplished. M, Elijah, Ezekiel and II Isaiah become real people. When one considers the complexity and confusion of the text of the Old Testament prophetic books this is no mean achievement. Though solidly based on good Old Testament scholarship, it is for a wider public;- ministers, interpreters and students of religion.