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Not good for the non academic - like me!,
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This review is from: The Message of Acts: To the Ends of the Earth: With Study Guide (The Bible Speaks Today) (Paperback)
I have to say that I have been a fan of John Stott for many years but this commentary turned out to be too heavy for me. It seems old fashioned in its approach and not particularly relevant to the culture of today. I needed a commentary on Acts to use when leading a small house group attached to a very new church. My idea was to see how the early church behaved and what caused that church to grow exponentially from the outset. In short I needed many practical tips and advice.
I have no doubt that somewhere in John Stott's commentary I could have found what I was looking for, but certainly it was not easily accessible. Maybe I was put off by the use of a very old fashioned font, I don't know. The cover of the book is very attractive and inviting, but the appearance and nature of the content is not.
I returned the book for a full refund.
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