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  1. The MacArthur Topical Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Major Topic Found in the Bible
    The MacArthur Topical Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Major Topic Found in the Bible
    Edited by John MacArthur
    Thomas Nelson / 2010 / Hardcover
    $24.99 Retail: $44.99 Save 44% ($20.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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  1. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    Good concept, but missed the mark
    June 25, 2015
    Tyler
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    I really like the idea behind this book. A Bible concordance is nice, but it doesn't list all the relevant scriptures because they might not contain a specific "key word." So the idea of a topical guide is great. Why not list all the scriptures that talk about suffering, even if thy don't use the specific word "suffering?"

    However, I find this book falls short in two important respects. First, it is difficult to find the right topic heading. For example, I wanted to explore the idea that God is impartial (Rom. 2:11). So I looked for "partiality, impartiality, respecter, and favoritism" and none of those appear. Maybe the impartiality of God is not important enough? So while it is 1592 pages and claims to have 20,000 topics, I would not consider it comprehensive by any means.

    Secondly, it would be nice to just list the scriptures chronologically and let the reader come to his own conclusions. Instead, MacArthur adds headings that lean on a single Evangelical interpretation. For example, under the topic of Salvation, he doesn't just list all the scriptures talking about salvation. He writes "the Confession of Christ necessary for Salvation" and then quotes Romans 10:10. It would be nice just to list them and then let me come to my own conclusions.

    It should almost be called "A Handbook for scriptures that support Evangelical doctrine." Now that might be a good thing for you. I just wanted to make it clear that it isn't an objective listing of scriptures like what you might get from a search engine.
  2. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    The MacArthur Topical Bible (Hardcover)
    March 10, 2015
    Annie
    Quality: 2
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    The MacArthur Topical Bible arrived damaged. It is a large book (9.67 X 7 X 3) and needs a better binding. The text block was separating from the cover at the hinge and end papers. I think that it needs to be made into two volumes if the publisher continues to use the same binding.

    I was also disappointed in the book's content. The first four words I looked up weren't included in the list of topics. They are commonly and not infrequently used words in the Bible, so I was surprised to find them missing. I wouldn't recommend this Topical Bible to anyone except to someone new to the Bible. It is definitely not a book for Bible scholars.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The MacArthur Topical Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Major Topic Found in the Bible
    December 31, 2014
    Maggie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Very comprehensive Disappointed that it was written in the NKJV instead of NIV
  4. Chicago
    Age: 35-44
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Easily find related passages
    February 11, 2012
    Jono
    Chicago
    Age: 35-44
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The MacArthur Topical Bible - eBook.
    This topical Bible is a nice tool to have. A large variety of topics/words can be selected, and the most important passages about that topic/word are displayed under category headings. It is great for Bible study and for understanding the Bible.
  5. Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 4, 2011
    bizz
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    love it, helps me with alot of key words for my sunday school class
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