on 22 January 2013
Tom Wright's commentaries were recommended by our Rural Dean. I use these commentaries in my sermon research and they are very helpful. The biblical text has been translated from the original Greek into modern day English, understandable by most people. The commentary on each text uses modern examples of incidents, places, people that any of us might come across or experience, to help understanding. The book can be used in personal Bible study and quiet time and/or for group activity and/or help in preparing talks and sermons. I highly recommend Tom Wrights 'Everyone' commentaries.
on 1 March 2012
The content of 'For Everyone' is, as usual, brilliant.
Unfortunately I've just had to return my Kindle edition after about 5 minutes as there are compatibility issues. Readers familiar with the format will know that Wright starts with his translation of the passage then adds his commentary. The Bible translated part is inset on the page, and somehow this has not come across correctly in the Kindle version hence you can't read more than the first paragraph of the translation as it's presented electronically in some sort of box which you can't scroll through. There are also issues early on with maps and commentary text being overlaid incorrectly and all stacking up on each other.
It's a real shame as I'd love to be able to carry these around with me - I hope Amazon can sort it. I'll be purchasing the paper version.