This book is very useful in helping understanding the Scriptures. Instead of bringing the Bible into the modern times you should keep the Bible in the times it was written and use this book to understand what was going on in that time why things were said the way they were said. The information that John Macarthur has put forth in this book saves me so much time in research and knowing that he is a trusted teacher of the Scripture I can't thank the Lord enough. Give glory to God for the long line of godly men like John Macarthur.
I've owned a copy for over a year and later purchased 14 more from you to give to women I teach in prison. They all loved it as it helps them get deeper in the word of God and for those who do not know how to study the Bible it is a great tool.
I like the promptness in delivery too. It was sooner than promised.
The MacArthur handbook with book-by-book overviews is a useful compliment to his commentary which uses a verse-by-verse teaching style, the end result is a little choppy to read, but both books have wonderful insights. I would recommend buying both.