Based on extracts from William Barclay's world-renowned Daily Study Bible New Testament series--selected by his son Ronald Barclay--this book provides a flavor of Barclay's remarkable style, in particular his wide use of poetry, anecdotes and illustrations. Arranged within an alphabetical framework, Barclay's literary achievement is, as ever, inspiring, apt and enlightening, bringing the Christian message alive for all God's people. Paperback.
Ronald Barclay chooses some of his father's favorite pieces of prose to illustrate this attractive A to Z of themes.
Millions of people, worldwide, love William Barclay's endlessly fascinating ability to unlock and reveal the meaning of the New Testament in our daily life.
Barclay breaks down the barriers to the ancient past, enabling the modern reader to understand fully what was really said in the New Testament. Familiar stories are given a startling twist that many readers say they find thrilling because they are brought face-to-face with the characters and the action. Another reason for their thrilling impact is simply that people are inspired by a truly great writer.
With his wonderful communication skills and down-to-earth enthusiasm, Barclay brings hidden details into full view, enriching our appreciation of the entire New Testament and changing and deepening the meanings of many well-known stories.
William Barclay (1907-1978) is known and loved by millions worldwide as one of the greatest Christian teachers of modern times. His insights into the New Testament, combined with his vibrant writing style, have delighted and enlightened readers of all ages for over half a century. He served for most of his life as Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, and wrote more than fifty books--most of which are still in print today.
The William Barclay commentaries are absolutely fantastic and I wouldn't give up my set for anything.
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