Tuesday, August 13, 2013

All the Apostles of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer

book cover
All the Apostles of the Bible
by Herbert Lockyer

ISBN: 0-310-28011-7
Trade Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Zondervan
Released: 1972

Source: Bought through Half.com.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
All the Apostles of the Bible includes the twelve apostles of Jesus, Jesus himself as the 'Chief Apostle,' Paul, James the Lord's brother, Matthias, Andronicus, Barnabas, Epaphroditus, Silas, Timothy, Junias, and Apollos. Dr. Herbert Lockyer examines the biblical record to uncover fascinating truths about each apostle's family, character, personality, ministry, the unique aspect of his service to God, and his call into the ministry.

My Review:
All the Apostles of the Bible is a Bible reference book focused on the apostles of the New Testament. The whole book reads a lot like a sermon, with quotes from songs and other people and with attempts to find "how to apply this to our lives" points in addition to the basic information.

The first 33 pages were a general overview of the type of person that Jesus chose and the time they spent with him. Next came the in-depth looks at each apostle using the information found in the Bible along with some speculation about those whom little was said. You could get this information by reading the gospels and Acts. It included anyone referred to as apostles, not just "the 12 disciples." The last 14 pages were brief overviews of the more likely legends about each apostle's work and death after the Biblical record about them ends. It covered about 2 people on each page, so the information in this section was pretty limited.

If you're looking for a quick reference book to see what the Bible says about the different apostles, then this book will work. Personally, I don't think I'll find it highly useful, though, since I'll have to sift through the sermon to find the facts.

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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