The prophets Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah were each called by God to speak to the individual and collective hearts and consciences of the apostate nation of Israel. "They continued the tradition of their great predecessors--Samuel, Nathan, Elijah, and Elisha," says author Dr. Lloyd Ogilvie. "As messengers of Yahweh, they counseled the people and the kings, but they also rebuked them, calling for penitential reforms in the political, social, and religious lives of the Israelites." In volume I of the Minor Prophets, Dr. Ogilvie shows us that the issues of eighth-century B.C. are valid issues today.