A Mentor Commentary
Historically aware, exegetically astute, and theologically sensitive... A new go-to resource for pastors and students!Read more
... gives us here a helpful resource to be used when actually teaching the book, either from the pulpit or in a small group setting. He provides help in planning, structuring and applying key points throughout Isaiah in a style that is neither too heavy nor too simplistic and patronising.
This book is the ninth instalment of the 'Teaching the Bible' series from the Proc Trust and Christian Focus, and anyone who has used previous volumes in that series will quickly see the advantages of this one also. David Jackman has worked on Isaiah as both a pastor and as the Director of the Cornhill Training Course over many years, and it is immediately clear from reading this that he has laboured long and hard to find a main line through the mass of material in the book without sacrificing the distinctive flavour and emphases of this particular prophet. (I won't give it away - you need to buy the book!)
The Apostle Paul told Timothy to "rightly divide" the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). He meant more than simply cutting it into paragraphs and chapters of course, though that can be a useful aid to understanding. John Owen's magnificent book on the person of Jesus Christ rightly handles the word about Truth Himself, in the midst of much confusion and controversy. And this edition presents that teaching in a helpfully divided up format - with chapter headings and simplified structures - that make it even more of a joy to read. This is not a superficial book, and superficial Christians will not read it. But those that do can expect meaty theology and practical piety of an exhilarating and challenging kind.Read more
Greg Lanier has done the church a great service with this short but meaty read, helping the ordinary church member both to understand the process of how we got our Bibles, and to have well–founded confidence in the text of God’s word before us. An edifying and enlightening book.Read more