The Great Coronavirus Pandemic and Messages from the Prophets

The Great Coronavirus Pandemic and Messages from the Prophets

Doman Lum


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As we witness the mounting illness and death toll of the coronavirus, the messages of the Old Testament prophets offer comfort and truth. They call us to repentance and affirm God's faithfulness. Doman Lum crafts twenty-one sermons which preach the good news of God's love. The story of the great pandemic involves the impact of COVID-19, President Donald Trump, the murder and killings of African Americans, and the 2020 presidential election. The Old Testament prophets and contemporary biblical theologians share spiritual insights, faith, and trust. Lum encourages the reader to become involved in the public response, the public health programs, and government responsibility to cope with this health crisis as citizens of the United States. This book features the reading of Scriptures, profound and thoughtful sermons, and pastoral prayers. It is for the individual, family, community, and nation who seek spiritual counsel in the midst of the pandemic.


Doman Lum:
Doman Lum is interim pastor of the Chinese Community Church, Sacramento, California, and professor emeritus of social work, California State University Sacramento. He graduated from Claremont School of Theology with a ThD in pastoral counseling and psychology and Case Western Reserve University with a PhD in social welfare. Among his books have been Responding to Suicidal Crisis: For Church and Community; Social Work and Health Care Policy; Social Work Practice and People of Color; Cultural Competence, Practice Stages, and Client Systems; and Culturally Competent Practice. He is a minister of the United Church of Christ, Northern California-Nevada Conference.