"I hope I am not the only Christian who has found Thessalonian correspondence to be strange, preferring other Pauline letters. Nathan Eubank's erudite commentary has cured me! Eubank shows how Paul sets forth a vision of Christians as the family of God, called to grow in love and holiness, in need of instruction about the hope of resurrection and the day of the Lord, and facing persecution and suffering. Not only that, Eubank cites Augustine, Bernard, Catherine of Siena, C. S. Lewis, Cardinal Journet, and others to show how the teachings of Paul echo richly through the ages, and he demonstrates how historical-critical and theological erudition unite to open our eyes to the word of God. These letters are written for us today!"