A complete reference edition of the 60-volume Thru the Bible commentary series, this five-volume set is an excellent choice if you need a complete Bible commentary in durable hardcover bindings. It includes Dr. McGee's insightful study of each book of the Bible with in-depth, paragraph-by-paragraph discussions of key verses and passages. Purchase the entire five-volume set or collect them individually as your study progresses.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.7" Width: 7.9" Height: 7.2"
Weight: 11.9 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2000
Publisher Thomas Nelson
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|A companion to the Bible written from the heart of an honest man Feb 8, 2007|
Gone over two volumes of this set by now, I can state that Mr. McGee is an excellent companion to my search thru the Bible. It is not an exhaustive analysis of everything, it would be impossible, but it clarifies lots of subjects that can easily be misinterpreted. It is never boring; he never gets entangled in interpretation issues: he gives us his honest one forcefully when convinced of so, and when he doesn't know he also honestly states so and gives his humble opinion.
The author speaks from the vantage point of experience, in his life and what he has observed in the lives of many people who have looked to him for counsel. One of the valuable things that I learnt from his commentary is that there must be a lot of false teachers in our churches, so-called Christians (they call themselves Liberals) who are watering down the real faith. The same way as the scribes used to shoot questions at Jesus once, trying to get Him in trouble -definitely not searching for truth-, now we have many people among us who attack our faith from within. In Spain we have the old saying that goes: Tell me whom you go out with, and I'll tell you who you are. Well, we are save alright if we go out with Mr. McGee, after we've been first with the Gospel. Lucky me that I have found a church that preaches the real Word, and is not ashamed of one word in it. Mr. McGee is right in making us aware of the dangers that some phony Christians can create by their examples in our churches. Better stay out than do us harm from within. Faith shows by acting upon it: We need to do more, ask more of ourselves, love more, help more. Talk is cheap. It's something like when we complain about our politicians but we, Christians, don't get into politics, so what can we expect?
The truth is simple because it aims at the hearts of men, not at their intelligence. So it is not so difficult to understand once we read it in its context (which Mr. McGee perfectly supplies). The commentary is spread with rich anecdotes and real life applications, making its reading a vivid experience, and not a dull or abstract mental exercise.
Here's a good example of Mr. McGee's style. Talking about when Jesus enters the home of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42):
"...Mary had done her part; then she went to sit at the feet of Jesus. Martha, her sister, was a dear soul and if it had not been for her they would not have had that lovely dinner: She got busy, however, and became frustrated. Possibly she reached for a pan, thought it was not big enough, then reached for another, and a pan fell off a top shelf. It was too much for her and she came walking out of the kitchen, and said something she would not have said under normal conditions. Our Lord was very gentle with her, but said: "Mary has chosen the best part." My frustrated, confused friend, are you at that corner of life where you don not know which way to turn? Then, for goodness sake, sit down. Sit at Jesus' feet. Look in His Word, and see what He has to say. It will help you with your housework." (Volume IV, page 294)
I like this set overall because it comes honest and forcefully, from the heart of a man whose devotion for the Lord Jesus cannot be denied.
|Really fine set Jul 25, 2005|
|I've borrowed a copy of this to use along with Romans Verse by Verse by William R Newell for my bible study group, and it is a wonderful easy to use set.|
Easy to read, easy to understand, and good clear theology. I agree with the previous review.
I'm saving up for my own set. This is one I want to have and use on a daily basis.
Along with Newell I'd put it in my top 5 Bible related books to take with me to a desert island. (the others being my Strong's Concordance, Matthew Henry and my Bible)
|"The Cookies Put on the Bottom Shelf..." Jun 5, 2002|
|Perhaps Dr. McGee's favorite phrase expressed best, his philosophy of teaching the Word of God: "...let me put the cookies on the bottom shelf, so the children can enjoy them too." This is a commentary everyone can enjoy! It is the much more useable version of his single book commentaries which ended up three feet long!|
First off, this commentary set is not exhaustive. It is easy to understand, full of practical illustrations, and does not cover every single verse of scripture. It is the compilation of the entire five-year "Thru the Bible" radio commentary put into print, and though it's not the first commentary I go to, it's the last one I'd part with!
Years ago, I ordered every one of the 266 tapes that Dr. McGee broadcasts on "Thru the Bible". I'm proud to say that I've probably listened to the entire set three of four times. Like Dr. McGee, I believe Scripture profits us most when studied as a whole. So, when the transcribed commentary set came out, I had to have it--more as a reward to myself than as a set I would use often. (I do sometimes enjoy following the commentary as he teaches on radio!) The index is a tremendous help, and a MUST for organizing themes, illustrations, cross references, etc.
In short, if you want a simple and practical explanation of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, this might well be your best first commentary set. Used along side a good study Bible such as the Zondervan Study Bible, or the MacArthur Study Bible (see my reviews), there is much to be learned. The commentary is not deep, but it's good, and best of all, he's right on track in the interpretation of God's Word.
I loved Dr. McGee when he was alive, and appreciate him more now that he's gone. The best compliment I can give him is to say that this set will make you thirst for deeper involvement in the Scripture, and to know that his work makes us hungry for more would have warmed the heart of J. Vernon McGee. He was my hero.
|Thru the Bible 1-5 Sep 4, 2000|
|These books are as if you were sitting, visiting on the porch of your old uncle Vernon down the road a-piece, until you realize that this learned and delightful man has more initials after his name than you could think. Mr. McGee takes a single word, a sentence and a chapter from scripture and puts flesh on it, makes it real and gives it the flavor of the day and the reality of now. His delightful humor and easy wit smooth the way of learning. |
Study of the Old and New Testaments can get bogged down in interpretation, reference and a thousand other thoughts. Mr. McGee not only guides you, but his demonstration of the significance of just one word has the ability to open your thinking in ways you would not have easily determined on your own. His thinking adhears to the written word and you are left with the realization that his teaching is valuable.
This process has become a most enjoyable passtime as opposed to a duty of study. Honestly, I look forward to my time studying now with a new entheusiastic interest. If you are really interested in insight and direction through scripture, Mr. McGee is just the man to help. I recommend these books wholeheartedly.
|On the Bible Bus Apr 23, 2000|
|This commentary on every book of the Bible is taken from J. Vernon McGee's Radio Broadcast. His friendly, easy, style translates well to the printed page, as does his conviction that the entire Bible is the Wholly inspired Word of GOD. Pastor McGee takes as literal a view of Scriture as is possible, and hleps to coordinate seeming contradictions. He is careful to point out fulfilled prophecies, and also points on which he and other commentators disagree. I would recommend this set for every pastor, priest, Sunday School Teacher, and bible student as a reference which should be in constant use.|
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