I love engaging with the work of biblical scholars, but some scholarly books are so dry I can't get through them. No such problem with Keesmaat and Walsh's work. They use a variety of styles to make their points, and it always gets back to real-world applications. What does this mean for responding to the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada? To climate change? To LGBTQI rights? They never allow their scholarship to remain as scholarship for scholarship's sake, because the questions the world is facing are too big and too urgent for that. "Application" isn't just limited to the last chapter. It is relentlessly applicable, and they write only what they are also seeking, daily, to live into more fully. 100% recommend!