In Hear, O Heavens and Listen, O Earth, Joan E. Cook guides students of theology, Scripture, and ministry in reading the prophetic books according to the current methodologies for biblical study. Writing from a Catholic perspective, she encourages readers to apply the messages of the prophets to contemporary religious and social concerns.
Cook focuses on how to read the Old Testament books of the prophets and addresses the pastoral implications. The study proceeds chronologically and biblical quotations and references are based on the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
Cook encourages students to engage the biblical text and suggests points for reflection and questions for thought and action based on each of the prophetic books.