A solid, basic exegetical commentary rooted in traditional evangelical Protestantism.
Historically, the Thessalonian epistles give us critical glimpses into the life of the early church.Because they do so, they present to us perennially relevant questions that were as pressing to the Thessalonians as they are for us today.
In 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Triumphs and Trials of a Consecrated Church Richard Mayhue leverage the epistles to the Thessalonians in order to instruct us today. Lucid and clear explanations draw together history and sound biblical interpretation for the purpose of Christian character formation through the study of Scripture.
Dr. Richard Mayhue is Research Professor of Theology Emeritus at The Masters Seminary in Sun Valley, California.
... lucid exposition of the Thessalonian epistles is merely the tip of a very deep iceberg of information. The author transports us into the past, propels us into the future, and challenges us for the present. In addition Mayhue's 33 overviews should place this work on the desk of any student of scripture.
Verse by verse he expounds the epistles with impeccable precision. Having been thus immersed in these epistles, the reader will be challenged to live out their teachings. That is the ultimate compliment that can be paid to any commentary.
It is loaded with Scripture cross-references. The addition of 33 'overviews' represents a wonderful listing of pertinent key Biblical subjects and their references, along with succint comments.