The history, personalities, and politics behind the book of Jeremiah spring to life in this presentation. The listener will come to know the tragedies and passions of Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s influence on the other great prophets of Israel is brought home and more importantly Jeremiah instructs the reader of today how to be courageous and wise in the service of God. Preachers will be able to draw upon Fr. Boadt’s numerous parallels between Jesus and Jeremiah and make their sermons and homilies more intellectually satisfying and spiritually uplifting.