Jeremiah and Lamentations, What the Bible Teaches Series by J M Riddle and published by Ritchie Publications.
JEREMIAH - The similarities between Jeremiah's day and the modern world could hardly be stronger. Apostasy and hypocrisy abound today, as then. The balance of power among nations totters precariously and alliances change with apparent recklessness. God's heralds are in a lonely minority. Jeremiah found joy and strength in the Word of God. His confidence was not misplaced. The book of Jeremiah is therefore replete with practical and prophetical lessons for us.
LAMENTATIONS - The entire book is concerned with the destruction of Jerusalem and its aftermath. Lamentations consists of five poems, all of which are elegies, or dirges. Each poem occupies one of the five chapters. The third elegy, which has been likened to a mountain peak jutting out of the mists into the sunshine, contains a message of hope in a book of tears. Hope lies at the centre of the book.