This book is now available in paperback form. It was written for the minister or theological student to help as they work through the interpretation and understanding of scripture. This commentary is comprehensive and thorough in its exposition of Amos. It delves into deep issues such as noting the words of Amos were the first words of judgement upon the entire nation of Israel,the dichotemy of the rich and poor, and the spiritual state of the church and secular world at the time. Hebrew is utilized and the writing is in a techincal format. A great resource to add to an established library.