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Be Responsible (1 Kings): Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts (The BE Series Commentary)
Be Responsible (1 Kings): Being Good Stewards of God's Gifts (The BE Series Commentary)
Price: £6.17

4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward and helpful., 5 May 2015
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Warren Wiersbe is always very good value for money and sometimes is absolutely exceptional! This falls in the good category as it has a clear straightforward exegesis of the text (a fancy theological term the for saying what it means). Academically it is not up to much, but it's not trying to be as this is the kind of commentary that is written just to encourage those who read the passage and just want to understand and apply it. That said I'm using it at the moment as I am preaching on Elijah and have found it to be reasonably helpful. Useful then for preaching and really helpful if you're doing personal Bible study or leading Bible studies.


1 & 2 Kings: An Introduction and Survey (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
1 & 2 Kings: An Introduction and Survey (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)
by D. J. Wiseman
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Not my first choice!, 5 May 2015
I've been using this recently as I preaching through the life and times of Elijah and Elisha in 1 and 2 Kings but I really feel you don't get a lot out of it that you couldn't get if you just spent a reasonable amount of time just reading through the passage. As such it doesn't make the most exciting read which is often a major issue with Tyndale commentaries. Quite useful for overviewing the passage, but so far I've found it lacks the kind of depth and insight I am looking for, so sadly not much more! It's useful in some respects in that it does deal with technical things like translation quite well, but if you're looking for a commentary on the books of 1 and 2 Kings I suggest you check out Dale Ralph Davis's excellent commentaries on both books and not only will you have a great deal more material to work with, your also have a lot more fun! Not terrible in that it says nothing wrong, but not that inspiring.


Union
Union
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3.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete Yes!, 25 April 2015
This review is from: Union (Audio CD)
In Bill Bruford's biography he mentions that the thinking behind this album came less from the musicians and a lot more from the 'suits', and listening to the album you can clearly see what he means. It's quite clear to see from a couple of listens what the problem was, neither group (whether it be ABWH or the remnant of Yes in the West under the leadership of Trevor Rabin) had enough material for an effective album. That's not to say there aren't some good songs on it as certain ones do stand out. The album starts well with 'I would have waited forever' and this and other tracks show there's some good stuff knocking about between the two groups so the record company came up with the idea of a joint album. That said, apart from Chris Squire adding some backing vocals to some of the ABWH songs, the two groups remain separate! The tracks that come across as top-notch Yes material other than the opening track are 'Miracle of life' (very good), 'The more we live - let go', 'Holding on' and 'Give and take'. Songs like ' Without love you cannot start the day' and 'Silent talking' often have some good ideas in them but feel incomplete. On the other hand some tracks like Saving my heart' are poor! Having read various biographies of the band this doesn't seemed to have been a happy experience for anyone who played on it and in some cases session musicians were brought in to complete tracks as according to Rick Wakeman he hardly recognised any of his keyboard work on the finished album! In the end too much Record Company influence so it's no one's finest hour!


DAWN OF A KINGDOM 1 SAMUEL (Welwyn commentaries)
DAWN OF A KINGDOM 1 SAMUEL (Welwyn commentaries)
by KEDDIE GORDON
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to 1 Samuel, 25 April 2015
This is a useful commentary on 1 Samuel which is proving useful as we are tackling it in Bible study at the church I pastor at the moment. Like most Welwyn commentaries is real strength is over viewing the passage and so it is very helpful in getting the feel of the passage when preparing. As is also usual with the Welwyn commentary series it is a very easy read and not particularly aiming to be academic which makes it very helpful for personal Bible study but also useful to get you started when doing sermon preparation. I'm using this alongside Dale Ralph Davis's excellent commentary on 1 Samuel and every now and again I'm finding that Keddie provides very helpful extra insights into the text. All in all a very good commentary (definitely worth half a star more) at a reasonable price!


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4.0 out of 5 stars A great little commentary., 25 April 2015
As is common with Warren Wiersbe this is an excellent little commentary on the book of Acts. As is usual it has a very clear and direct style and so it's very easy to read and therefore helpful for sermon preparation, leading Bible studies or personal Bible study. It's not particularly academic (and doesn't aim to be), so it touches on Greek translation only when it needs and in no great depth. Very useful to use alongside other commentaries if you are doing in the sermon preparation as it will certainly get you started and it often gets to the main point of the passage much quicker than other commentaries. As I'm preaching through Acts at the moment this is often the commentary I start with and I hardly ever fail to find some useful material to incorporate into the sermon from it. All in all this is a very useful commentary.


Be Successful ( 1 Samuel ): Attaining Wealth That Money Can't Buy (Be Series Commentary)
Be Successful ( 1 Samuel ): Attaining Wealth That Money Can't Buy (Be Series Commentary)
by Warren W. Wiersbe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful., 22 April 2015
I'm using this as we are going through 1 Samuel in our Bible study group at the church I pastor at the moment. It's certainly proving to be very helpful and one of Warren Wiersbe's best. I often find his commentaries' good but this one is exceptional as very often with a real economy of style he gets to the bottom of the passage very quickly and effectively. Very easy and clear to read it would be useful for anything from sermon preparation to personal Bible study as one doesn't need a theological degree to understand it! However, if one is doing any thing that requires a translation of the Hebrew text then this is not the commentary for you as it avoids such technicalities. But I stress again it is very good for a more than basic understanding of the text.


Hebrews (Crossway Classic Commentary)
Hebrews (Crossway Classic Commentary)
by J. I. Packer
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly achieves what it sets out to do!, 13 April 2015
This is extremely good for what it sets out to do. Essentially this is an abridged version of John Owens seven volume work on Hebrews. As such, not surprisingly, it does have to cut out an awful lot! But quite amazingly it does manage to pick up the main points and certainly the overall tone of his work on the text of Hebrews. It has been well edited and the modernising of the language helps to makes the narrative much easier to read in this day and age. So overall this is a fairly decent exegesis as it does a lot to open up the book of Hebrews. It certainly helps the reader understand the Jewish mind-set that the writer of the letter was very clearly addressing. This Owen does by asserting Christ's work as being the fulfilment of the religious law in that it provides the ultimate sacrifice which has led to Christ's ultimate high priestly role in his continuing interession. It will help get you started if you are preaching on the text, leading a Bible study or just doing personal Bible study. However, if your preaching in any depth you would do well to use this with other commentaries. All in all very helpful and a good place to start if you find Owen's seven volume work proves to be a bit too much to handle in terms of effort and time! Not a substitute for Owen's great theological work (it couldn't be that) but at least a worthwhile alternative!


1 & 2 Peter, Jude - New International Biblical Commentary New Testament 16
1 & 2 Peter, Jude - New International Biblical Commentary New Testament 16
by N. Hillyer
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Useful enough., 31 Mar. 2015
I'm using this is the moment as I'm preaching through 1 Peter and although it is not my favourite commentary it is still very useful in its approach to the narrative. It tends more towards exposition of the text rather than practical application, but it is quite good in this and if you want to get into the technical details to do with translation etc then there ware very good footnotes which deal with that sort of thing. So all in all finding I'm it useful to use alongside other commentaries like Wayne Gunden's in Tyndale (which I consider by far the best commentary on 1 Peter). Certainly worth using if you're leading a Bible study group just to get a feel of the passage and an outline and definitely worth half a star more than the Amazon rating allows when giving reveiws. But you'll need something else, as I have already noted, for practical application!


Hebrews (Geneva series commentary)
Hebrews (Geneva series commentary)
by John Brown
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very much in the style of the time, but worth sticking with!, 28 Mar. 2015
Don't be put off by the three stars, there is much to be gained from and admired in this commentary. But, and it's a big but! This is very much a commentary of its time and as such it has a very dense and heavy style. I'm using it at the moment as I'm working through Hebrews doing some rather intense study and although I don't find it as easy as some of the other commentaries I'm using, I generally make sure I'm well rested and fairly alert when I read it, it does have some very good things to offer and sometimes crystallises a passage or verses brilliantly in just a few lines. As with all Geneva commentaries this has been written to a high degree of scholarship and is certainly worth sticking with if you are considering doing serious study on the book of Hebrews. However, if you're looking to do a bit of personal Bible study or are leading a Bible study home group or something like that you'd probably be better off using something like Raymond Brown in BST, Guthrie in Tyndale or Warren Wiersbe. But if you want something a bit more academic but still very readable try F.F Bruce as he engages with the Greek text. As I said, it's useful enough, but you have to be fairly alert and determined if you are going to get much from it!


The Work of Christ (Contours of Christian Theology)
The Work of Christ (Contours of Christian Theology)
by Robert Letham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Just because it's a theological book, it doesn't have to be complicated. This isn't!, 19 Mar. 2015
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The bottom line is this, when your tired after a hard day doing whatever you do (in this reviewer's case pastoring) and you sit down to do your study in some aspect of theology, can you make sense of the book in front of you? In this case it is a resounding yes! I must admit to having really enjoyed reading sections of this book (not always the case where theological tomes are concerned) having found it really useful in my studies in 'Redemption'. That said, I've also found it very useful in my studies on the book of Hebrews as it has a very comprehensive section on the 'Priesthood of Christ'. Those of you who have read my reviews before know that I have an issue with what I see as theological writing that is over complicated by using too much theological jargon. That being the case they will realise that this must serve up its subject very well and very clearly to get a five-star review. But that it does, making even things that could be quite complex comparatively simple. O wouldn't it be great if all theology was like this to read!


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