on 16 May 2013
A challenging book, full of deep insights and acknowledging a debt to Martyn Lloyd-Jones' work on the same bible passages. Maybe one day I'll have time to read/study/pray through that, but for now this is of a more manageable size. It is not though a book to speed read; to really benefit from R T Kendall's offering I need to stop often to think and pray. As he says, we have no hope of living out the life portrayed in the beatitudes (I haven't got beyond them) except by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. He gives helpful examples of both successes and failures in his own life, which I find engaging and encouraging.
A deeply spiritual book, with both spiritual and practical implications - only recommended if you want to accept the challenge to change (or rather, be changed)
on 8 March 2014
This is another book by RT Kendall that draws the reader to a deeper walk with God. An exposition on God's Word should never be merely interesting. This book certainly produces fascinating insights but it also 'rests well' within ones soul for, challenging as it is, it makes such scriptural sense, that the reader is compelled to seek more as his thirst for God is both quenched and heightened.
on 6 February 2016
RT is always worth reading and hearing as he has a lifetime of Bible teaching and knowing God behind him. He also has greater originality than many Evangelical writers. This is a careful study, as per Lloyd Jones, breaking the text down into verses and pouring the relevant Bible content through them. There is consistently perceptive application here. The problem I had is I am not much wiser as to the point or the flow of the Sermon as a whole, or how the verses relate together.