Released in the UK July 2020
Released in the US July 2020
Trade paperback | 240 Pages
9781527105638 • £8.99 $14.99
BISAC – REL006220
The books of 2 Peter and Jude are some of the least preached in the New Testament. However, these dynamic little books have an important message to be declared to the church in the 21st century. The need to ‘contend for the faith’ is vital in a confusing church landscape of compromise, pragmatism and drift. These books are dense and brimming with truth and so our hope is that this book helps you see all that is contained within their pages.
Angus MacLeay is the Rector, St Nicholas, Sevenoaks, a large Anglican church in Kent. He is married to Sue and they have two married children and a growing number of grandchildren.
This is a book that delivers precisely what it promises. It encourages thoughtful and careful handling of 2 Peter and Jude. The study embodies exactly the qualities it seeks to enable: humble listening to God’s Word, wrestling with the literary structure, big idea, aim, illustration and application, a willingness to contend for the faith, a contending that is biblical in shape, tone and purpose, a fresh focus on the Lord Jesus Christ, a sustained determination to grow in knowledge of Christ, seasoned with wholesome realism about the ever present danger from false teaching. Every preacher will appreciate such prayerful wisdom, and the fruit from decades of preaching that lie behind a book of this quality.
President, Oak Hill College, London
This volume is a faithful guide for the preaching and teaching of 2 Peter and Jude. These two small books of the New Testament could never be more relevant for the church of Christ than today. In an age of diminishing expository preaching and sermons that entertain more than teach, Macleay has produced a volume that speaks to both the mind and the heart. Highly recommended!
William F. Cook
Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
I have a vivid and embarrassing memory from the 70’s of attempting to expound 2 Peter at an OMF weekend. If only this superb volume had been available then, it would have saved me and my listeners. No one should attempt to teach these letters without the help this book provides.
Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Macleay’s Teaching 2 Peter and Jude is a stellar example of how a book really can be thoughtfully attentive to both the text of the Bible and to its application in preaching and teaching. Filled with penetrating insights, thought–provoking questions for study, and sensitive to the needs of pastors and students, this book is a must–have for anyone, at any level, undertaking the study of 2 Peter and Jude. I heartily recommend this book!
Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky