One Perfect Life: The Complete Story of the Lord JesusJohn MacArthurThomas Nelson / 2013 / Hardcover$18.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews Video
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Anthony R. Stringham5 Stars Out Of 5A Great Harmony of Scriptures.September 20, 2017Anthony R. StringhamQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An excellent book and study tool.
Despite the earlier review supporting (in a somewhat arrogant fashion) the Preterist viewpoint taught predominantly among Roman Catholics, you will find the notes in this book to be right in line with the majority Protestant teachings, including its eschatology. Even if you have a different viewpoint in some secondary areas of doctrine though the book is worth getting for the narrative alone.
This is an wonderful way to see the story of Christ harmonized into one text. I was excited when I first heard about the book and it lived up to my expectations.
LucyManila, PhilippinesGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Buy the print versionOctober 7, 2014LucyManila, PhilippinesGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Pastor MacArthur did a great job of blending the gospels. I have no complaints about the contents of the book. However, I bought the e-book version and found it hard to navigate back and forth with regards to the footnotes/ cross references. I had to go to the contents page to go to the chapter where I last read after every time I go to a cross reference or footnote. Although I do understand that this problem is more of the CBDReader App instead of the book itself but it detracts me from enjoying the book fully. I recommend that people buy the print book instead.
Half pint5 Stars Out Of 5One Perfect LifeOctober 3, 2014Half pintQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is well written and tells you all about Jesus.
Jordan McCord4 Stars Out Of 5Great.May 9, 2014Jordan McCordQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book I did not buy from here but a local Christian bookstore and me and my wife really love it. It has the Scriptures concerning Christ interwoven to give the full story of Christ from the Old Testament prophets to the Apostolic Epistles. It was made in such a seamless way that if it wasn't for the little letters indicating a switch of passages you wouldn't even be able to tell. Very easy to read font and font size. The notes however at the bottom are in a much smaller print. They're still easy to read for me and my wife but they're not even half the size print as the main texts. I'm over all very satisfied with the contents of this book. Its very helpful with stuff like studies in the Olivet Discourse. You will have the synoptic accounts interwoven with perfection. The notes at the bottom are notes from his self-titled study Bible. They contain some helpful notes just don't count on any of John MacArthur's exegesis on eschatological texts.
Knowing Johnny Mac is a self-proclaimed "leaky-dispensationalist", his interpretations on almost all eschatological passages are very lacking. He makes zero sense in his explanations of the crystal clear time texts such as Matthew 16:28 and 24:34 text that clearly teach a first century fulfillment (see also Rev. 1:1,3, 22:6). Says the texts speaking of the Abomination of Desolation in the Olivet Discourse implies a rebuilt temple and the Old Testament sacrifices are to reinstated! even though Jesus said that that generation to whom he was speaking would not pass until it was fulfilled when the temple or "holy place" was still standing. And why, when God's own Lamb was sent to be the propitiation for our sins, should the temple sacrifices ever happen again? The great Tribulation is past already. Its done. The Beast of Revelation was Nero Caesar. John MacArthur's notes even talk about the first few statements in the Olivet Discourse as having their fulfillment in A.D. 70 and then with no transition implied in the text he believes it goes on to talk about a future end of the world Tribulation. "This generation will not pass until ALL these thing are fulfilled" Matthew 24:34. This generation in all of the N.T. (genea) always means that generation that he was among (Christ refers to this generation a lot in Matt. 23 the previous chapter) Even Jesus hints at John still being alive when he returns in Judgment in A.D. 70. 22 Jesus said to him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? You follow Me."
"Then this saying went out among the brethren that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, 'If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you?'" (John 21:22, 23)
This makes sense of Jesus' statement in Matthew 16:28:
"Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
But I bought this book knowing what I was getting into with his notes. While being quite amusing at times I highly disagree with him when it comes to eschatology. But the text edited to where it all fits together is quite nice. A very fine read if you ask me. Its NKJV.
AnitaArden Hills, MN5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome compilation of the Gospels!November 11, 2013AnitaArden Hills, MNThe combination of the gospels into one continuous reading was just what I needed. Also, the footnotes provide great depth into almost every verse. The best way of obtaining a well rounded perspective on the life of Christ. Easy to read and easy to understand.