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Let’s Study Matthew

Judging by the title and book cover, Let’s study Matthew is intended to be an introductory survey. So let’s study its commentary on 2:13-23 as a specimen of the whole, and see if it really introduces this passage. Professor Ross chooses to discuss this section through the three Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by the events…

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Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse

No Bible book has suffered more at the hands of its would-be interpreters than the Apocalypse. Sadly, this has caused many Christians to neglect it badly, apart from chapters 1-5 and 21-22. But who would read only the introduction and conclusion of any other important book, in Scripture or out of it? There are…

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Habakkuk: The Expectant Prophet

This exposition of Habakkuk highlights the prophet’s experience of waiting for God’s answer to his perplexity over the violence and injustice he saw all around. His comfort was found in a full appreciation of the sovereignty of God. The commentary’s aim is to provide the same comfort to us. Several helpful definitions of God’s…

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Practice Makes Perfect: The Book of James Simply Explained

I rather suspect this book was written before the credit crunch and recession which now affect so much of the world. Yet the comments on James 5:1–6 are absolutely on target for today. In fact, here is a reminder that the Word of God is always up to date and the wisdom of God…

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The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

This commentary is part of the Pillar New Testament Commentary Series, the series editor being Don Carson. Douglas Moo’s previous commentaries on Romans and James have been well received and it is good to have this on Colossians and Philemon. The Colossians commentary begins with a standard introduction that gives a robust defence of…

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Habakkuk: A Wrestler With God

This is a great little book about a great little book! Only 100 pages long, it is commentary, devotion and sermon beautifully weaved together. Walter Chantry points out that Habakkuk’s times were, in many respects, similar to our own, characterised by ‘troubles in national affairs and fear of international developments’! Just as, in Habakkuk’s…

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Let’s Study the Letters of John

The title of this book is an invitation – I encourage you to accept it and use this book to help you as you do so. It is a first-class aid to studying the letters of John. Right at the end (this is going to be a rather back-to-front kind of review!) there is…

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