How do you encourage people who are despondent and dejected to believe and try again? How do you build up people who feel defeated and down hearted? A study of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah helps one to identify the principles of revival and renewal. It reveals the type of leaders that God uses and the characteristics of prayers that he answers. These books provide a glimpse of how to rebuild discouraged people and how to cast vision for change, as well as how to respond when the critics speak up.