Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blog Tour: Insights on John by Charles Swindoll

Charles Swindoll has a series of commentaries called "Swindoll's New Testament Insights." In this particular installment, he writes about the book of John.

I love the layout of this particular commentary. Swindoll gives some excellent commentary. I enjoyed the diagrams, especially the opening diagram on pages 12-13 that gives "The Gospel of John at a glance."

Swindoll gives his commentary on each section of scripture followed by an application section. This would be a great resource for those wanting to go to another level in their Bible Study. Swindoll gives great explanation of key Greek words. He also has a section throughout the book entitled "From My Journal" where he gives personal insights.

For those who are leaders, I would recommend using this in addition to other resources that you currently use for sermon/lesson preparation. As with any resource, I would judge it based on your personal theology.

3 comments:

Andrew said...

Thanks for posting this review, Rusty!

Random question: do you use diagrams like the ones in this commentary when you're speaking from the pulpit? How about in small group settings or classes?

Just curious.
Best!
AR

Rusty Posey said...

Andrew,

Occassionaly, I would use a diagram like that. Probably, more in a small group setting than in a larger group setting.

Rusty

Andrew said...

Is that because diagrams like these are "boring" from the pulpit. Or because they're easier to explain in a small group setting?

I'm just curious because I'm always looking for ways to make Z books more useful for people.

Thanks!
AR