There are three types of commentaries, the easy read, entry level, medium grade with references to the original Greek or Hebrew languages and the heavy duty. These Message group of commentaries are always medium grade, never frivolous, always relevant, The supplier was very quick, would recommend.
Extremely helpful to anyone trying to study Ephesians. I found the fact that the author sets out the text of each passage before commenting upon it very useful, particularly as he then refers to alternative translations where these might affect the interpretation. John Stott has immense knowledge but combines this with an ability to explain, making the text accessable to the reader and linking together the various themes within the book.
Stott is one of the greatest preachers and Bible teachers of his/our generation. Here is a scholarly yet completely readable commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians. Ephesians is, of course, one of the great mountain peaks of the New Testament: crammed with inspiration and profound teaching. Stott brings to it a life-time's study and experience and makes the epistle live. I used it as a study aid for preaching and personal learning. You may just want to revel in all it has to share. There are too few teachers and writers of the calibre of John Stott, and I only wish I had found him and read him years earlier. Don't make my mistake; read him now.
John Stott's exposition of the great letter to the Ephesians is extremely helpful and clearly written. For sure, Stott's writing style is not an easy read for all, but it is worth a read for anyone studying the book of Ephesians. It is aimed at a very wide range of readers. Stott deals with many questions that arise in the academic study of the Bible, such as controversies surrounding the authorship of the letter and various interpretations of certain passages, making it suitable for those following theological studies. However, he is constantly relating and applying his exegesis to Church life. He clearly portrays God's eternal plan for unity and peace within a worldwide Church. Whether you are simply looking to discover more about God's plan for the church, preparing a sermon, writing an essay or simply curious, 'The Message of Ephesians: God's New Society' is a fantastic book.