In the Message of Hosea, Derek Kidner takes us through the unfolding story of Hosea and his wife, Gomer, explaining the basic message, pointing out the subtleties and encouraging readers to live lives worthy of the God who loves the loveless. Hosea's somber portrait of the human condition is our lesson in pain. All of us have played the harlot by forsaking God and his ways. The picture is not pretty but it's true. Yet Hosea's clear illustration of God's love for us brings joy. While we are yet sinners, God comes to us and loves us. Derek Kidner is former warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, and has written numerous commentaries on Old Testament books.