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Not for serious seekers of the truth.
on 20 January 2016
In all honesty, I bought this thinking that it might help me to phrase the wonderful truths of the bible in a more simplified manner for people who don't really read or understand the bible, but want to. This was evidently a mistake and one which I am concerned to pass along to any future readers.
I am slowly reading it, one chapter at a time, becoming more horrified at the simplistic errors as I go along.
The truth is to be found in the Word of God, and if a book does not uphold that faithfully, it cannot be trusted. You would be better off reading the bible and not fully understanding, than reading this book and getting the wrong information - the Holy Spirit can always be relied upon to grant wisdom and understanding to those who ask, seek and knock ... without going through outside agencies.
If you are desirous of Hebrew and Greek background information, I suggest you become acquainted with the scholars Sir Robert Anderson, EW Bullinger and Alfred Edersheim. If you're looking for preaching which expounds the scriptures and shows comparisons and links between scriptures, read Martyn Lloyd-Jones, AW Tozer or Oswald Chambers. If you want to learn to study for yourself, buy a KJV and Strong's exhaustive concordance; then get on your knees and ask to be taught.
This book has no depth, no substance and no clarity, and I am vastly disappointed that it has been so lauded in these reviews. It makes me very sad for the quality of what passes for Christianity in our current age.