Complete Set Old And New Testament Commentary are A+!
October 30, 2015
I bought the complete set Old And New Testament Commentary and they are A+! I really wanted a whole Bible commentary set because as much as I love my study bible notes they can be hit and miss on covering all the verses. These hit all the bases. I am a layman Bible student. Love reading the scriptures. Let me tell you these commentaries will open new doors in the scriptures that were closed to you. Well written. Not to academic. Nice white paper, type is large enough for my old eyes. I just have one complaint and it is just a personal preference. Don't like slick glossy book covers. Would prefer the old textbook cloth or imitation leather or something. But that doesn't detract from the excellent content of these sets. Wonderful.
These books are very handy for the layman who is studying scripture. The pages are broken up with little tidbits of information, application stories, famous quotes, and my favorite, "in a nutshell". What this does is render the books very readable and enjoyable, you are not staring at lines and lines of text, the text is broken up. I have enjoyed using these books and would highly recommend them to any layman. These would not be good for a seminarian student however because these do not go into the depth required for a graduate program.
A very thorough commentary set for a reasonable price. I use the Holman NIV commentary set, crossway ESV study bible, and MacArthur commentary set as I study the word. These books are compelling me, for the first time in my life; with an enthusiasm for reading the word of God (this was hindered in the past due to my inability to interpret some scripture). I am EXTREMELY grateful for the blessings that that these texts provide, i.e., in-depth and understandable analysis, contemporary language (as opposed to Calvin, Poole, Henry, etc.), supporting scripture, etc.
As I wanted to grow in bible knowledge I was looking for some books to help me with that. Though I think they are a bit brief for use in sermon preparation, they are a great help to make the make the most of my daily, personal Bible time, it really has raised the quality of that, as did the Holman OT commentary.