For Barclay, everything to do with faith was important. There was no first and second league of engagement with Scripture or with God. It is as if he is so constantly excited by the subject matter that he hopes to infect the reader with his own sense of wonder at the riches which the Word of God has to offer. - from the Foreword by John Bell
So fundamental to our faith and our relationship with God, prayer can be both public and private, communal and individual. Many learn to pray by listening to others, but how many turn to the Bible to understand what it is we do when we pray? These insights reveal the remarkable real meaning of prayer, its power and its purpose.
Cutting through all the commercialism and superficiality that are increasingly typical of the great Christian events and themes, the Insights series brings the Bible vividly to life.
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.'
-- Steve Chalke
'Barclay is essential reading.
-- Diane Louise Jordan
The reappearance of these New Testament commentaries is a cultural event of the first order.
-- Ward Blanton, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Theology & Religious Studies, University of Glasgow