Dr Phillips expounds the text in keeping with the apostle's own concerns. It's done in a way that spells out the sheer wonder of the salvation proclaimed in the gospel. In particular, Dr Phillips draws out the idea that what believers experience in time has its roots in what God has decreed from eternity and what Christ has secured in history. Its ultimate horizon is in eternity to come. He homes in on the key doctrines that underpin the apostle's message. They explore the flow of God's unfolding purpose in salvific history. The author is eclectic in the historical and biographical sources he cites and repeatedly brings his readers back to the relevance of Paul's message for Christians today.
Mark G. Johnston, Evangelical Times
A rich and insightful commentary on Paul's most theologically comprehensive letter ... Easily rises to the top of recommendable books on Ephesians.
Derek Thomas, Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
Solidly orthodox and Reformed. Phillips gives theological arguments and devotional suggestions for the pastor presenting the great truths of Ephesians to a congregation. This commentary is a must if preaching or teaching through Ephesians. What a joy to read!
Robert J. Cara, Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
... may we be grateful that Richard D. Phillips, a seasoned and skilled preacher of the Word of God, has gifted the church with this expository commentary on this precious letter. Phillips' Ephesians will help you to see in new ways the riches and the depths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Guy Prentiss Waters, James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
By guiding readers through the wide range of issues covered in Ephesians, Richard Phillips has provided us with a mini-course in theology ... Here is a worthy resource to help readers mine the depths of God's Word in readable and practical fashion.