An outstanding book that I would highly recommend to all Christians. Lloyd-Jones' study on the Sermon on the Mount helps the believer understand how the Lord intended this Sermon to be foundational to all believers. Very readable and memorable - I highly recommend!
This work is definitely a classic. One of the most comprehensive expositions of the the single greatest teaching of Jesus. Martyn Lloyd-Jones goes to great lengths to dissect each verse and word of the the three chapters that comprise the Sermon. It is the kind of book that needs to be read slowly, not because it is difficult, but because it is rich and deep and you want to absorb it all. His interpretation is extremely accurate and defensible. It will will undo all previous incorrect teaching understanding of it, beginning with the Beatitudes. Jones also taught me a lot about how to study any passage in the bible in context and order.This was simply one of the best books I have ever read. Drink deeply. I highly recommend it.
There has never been a book that has moved me so or challenged me as much as this book. These are sermons from the late 1950s and there is a bit of repetition in them (as all good teaching has). Dr. J.I. Packer said that Dr. Lloyd-Jones was the greatest preacher of the last century and influenced him more than any other human being. "The Doctor", was a heart specialist who became a world renowned Bible expositor/preacher. His reverence for the Bible and his painstaking expositons were gleaned from years of careful study and broad reading as well as much prayer. In this frothy age of ours he is a fresh voice to read. I would consider this book to be the finest book on the whole of the Christian life ever to have been penned. It is a great mystery to me how anyone can give this book anything less than five stars. It is a classic and worth its weight in gold many times over. My girlfriend gave it to me when I was 23 and now she has been my wife of 32 years and it is more precious than when I first read it back in 1976. I am now reading it again for the fourth time.
This is truly a classic and it will have a profound effect on anyone who reads it. I know that it has on me. I have already given the book away to several folks, including friends and co-workers. Five stars is not enough for this great work of Dr. Jones which was obviously inspired by the Holy Spirit.