5 Stars Out Of 5
The Book of 1 John was thoroughly Done!
May 11, 2012
I must admit that I was hesitant to get this book in the Shepherd's Notes series, because they are too surface (not really developing the passage. I know that they are limited to a certain number of pages). Yet, I was surprised at how well the author expounded on the book of 1 John! You can basically take what he wrote, and use it for your Sunday school or small group (which I did. It saved me a lot of research time). This is the only reason for the 5-star.
I really wish the author had more pages to develop 2 John and 3 John like he did 1 John. He is a great expositor, and to cut him short like that was not good. They should had committed another book to 2 and 3 John.
Although I do not know the philosophy behind the Shepherd's Notes series, I would propose to focus on a few chapters or divisions so that their authors can do what they do best--expound the Word (not suggesting for a commentary; just something that covers the chapter or division at hand). By the way, their outlines are great--just need to deal with verses in smaller chunks.
Also, I really wish this author would had written more books in this series. He only wrote this one.