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Philippians - Rejoicing and Thanksgiving
Focus on the Bible
by David Chapman
Publisher:Christian Focus Publications
This book will be welcomed by the serious Bible student. Written from a conservative evangelical position, this is a verse by verse commentary that seeks to get to the bottom of what Paul was saying to the 1st century church at Philippi. He compares scripture with scriptures. He explores the meaning of key Greek words. He covers more technical aspects in extensive footnotes.
However this is no dry theological tome. Written in an engaging and readable style, Mr Chapman‘s thoughts breath a love for the Lord and his word. He regularly stops to apply the text to our lives today. He provides the occasional illustration. At the end of each chapter there are thought provoking questions for both personal reflection and group study.
The preacher will find this book of great help in preparing for Bible studies. Those who love to delve into God’s word will not be disappointed.
The Focus on the Bible series of commentaries aims to be ‘readable, reliable and relevant.’ This book certainly achieves all three aims.
Reviewer: Alan Hill (24/08/12)