From meaningless to meaningful—this encouraging and uplifting distillation of reflections on Ecclesiastes presents a heavenly perspective and focuses our attention on the one ‘greater than Solomon.’
‘This is one of those fascinating books that make you stop and reconsider your life. Probing and provocative, it is ultimately about helping you find true and lasting joy.’
Michael Reeves, Wales Evangelical School of Theology
‘Melvin Tinker has gained a reputation for writing accessible books on central and difficult issues in the Christian faith. Here he discusses life and its meaning, the teaching that we find in Ecclesiastes. This book is not a commentary in the conventional sense, but lively observations grounded in the text, and how this plays out in all of our lives, and (best of all) played out in the life of Jesus Christ. Highly recommended!’ Paul Helm, Teaching Fellow, Regent College, Vancouver
‘Ecclesiastes puzzles people. But Melvin Tinker has got the hang of its challenging realism and opens it up vividly as a word from God for our times.’
J. I. Packer
Melvin Tinker has served as Vicar of St John Newland since 1994, Melvin read Theology at Oxford University and trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall. He has previously been curate at Wetherby Parish Church, Chaplain to Keele University and vicar of All Hallows, Cheadle. As well as speaking around the country and abroad, Melvin is the author of over fifty published articles dealing with a wide range of subjects relating to ethics and theology. He is also the author of several books, including, 'Why do bad things happen to good people?' (CFP), 'Reclaiming Genesis' (Monarch) and 'Intended for Good- The Providence of God' (IVP).