The Book of Isaiah
Our Bible comprises two sections: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament, being the scriptures of the Hebrew tradition form the basis and foundation for both the Jewish faith and the Christian faith.
Prophecy is one of the core traditions throughout the sweep of Biblical history. They were the ones who were called by God, and who spoke and acted on God's behalf. Their insight was penetrating, their oracles were memorized and preserved for all time, and their courage inspired all who would speak truth to power.
Isaiah brings us face to face with the Holiness of God, and the holiness of life. He invites us into the sacred calling truly to be the People of God in the world. Isaiah offers judgement and challenge where it is needed; comfort to the oppressed and broken; and a declaration of hope that carried the people for generations. The Book of Isaiah is quoted or mentioned over 100 times in the New Testament, evidence of its foundational role in Christian thought.