Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Be Wise by Warren W. Wiersbe

book cover
Be Wise:
1 Corinthians
by Warren W. Wiersbe

ISBN: 0-88207-384-2
Trade Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Victor Books
Released: 1983

Source: Borrowed from my church library.

Book Description from Back Cover:
An expository study of 1 Corinthians focusing on God's directions for life and ministry. What a difference it makes in your life when you decide to follow God's wisdom instead of man's knowledge!

My Review:
Be Wise is a Bible commentary on 1 Corinthians. In the old version of the book, there were no Bible study questions given in the book. There appear to be small group study questions at the end of each chapter in the newest version of this book.

Each chapter covered a chunk of 1 Corinthians that covered a similar theme, but you need to read the Scripture from your own Bible as the verses aren't provided in the book. It simply assumed you had read the verses that were being talked about.

The book was easy to read and understand, and it drew out some interesting points from the Bible text. The author made some doctrinal statements that some denominations will strongly disagree with, but he didn't spend much time supporting his view. He also made at least one error in his historical statements. On page 161, he said, "The early church met on the first day of the week in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ." Even in the Bible, it states that they met together on other days as well. It wasn't until later, for political reasons, that the first day of the week was made the "correct" day to meet for formal meetings of Christians. Overall, though, it was still a good book.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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