Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Insights on 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus by Charles R. Swindoll

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Insights on 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus
by Charles R. Swindoll

ISBN-13: 9780310284338
Hardcover: 319 pages
Publisher: Zondervan
Released: December 7,2010

Source: Bought from Christianbook.com.

Book Description from Goodreads:
Swindoll takes us inside 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus to discover its narrative drive, overarching message, and joyous implications for our lives.

My Review:
Insights on 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus is a Bible commentary on 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. The author explained the meaning of various key Greek words to help the reader understand confusing passages and to bring out the full meaning of the text. He also provided information on the cultural and historical background and quoted similar statements made elsewhere in the Bible to help the reader fully understand the verses.

The author gave a paragraph or two of Scripture and then studied through that verse-by-verse. At the end of each section, he discussed how we can apply the writer's message to our own lives. He also included occasional "journal" pages were he talked about how those verses had been applied or worked out in his life.

Though you can look up information on just a single verse, this is more a Bible study book where it's assumed you'll read the whole book. Some sections focused on clarifying what the verses mean so the reader can better understand them. Others were more of a sermon where he tells the reader what to understand from it. Overall, he came to conclusions that I think most Christians can agree with. His main focus was on the qualifications and troubles faced by ministers since that was a major topic in the verses being studied.

Overall, this book was easy to follow and understand. I'd recommend it to Christians who want to dig deeper into understanding 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus.

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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