Item description for Commentary-John (Peaching The Word) by R. Kent Hughes...
Overview The Preaching the Word series is noted for its unqualified commitment to biblical authority, clear exposition of Scripture and practical application. In this volume on the Gospel of John, Pastor Kent Hughes explores the apostle's unique and powerful presentation of Jesus as the Creator-God of the universe. Hughes's insightful and lively commentary makes this an ideal resource for pastors and all students of the Bible.
While each of the Gospels presents Christ with a distinct emphasis, the Gospel of John focuses on His greatness. As the timeless Creator-God of the universe. As the Word made flesh. As the gracious Lover of our souls who is the only Way to the Father.
Instead of detailing the facts and events of His earthly life, as the other Gospel writers did, John concentrates on the meaning of Jesus' words and the message of His works, clearly presenting Him as the long-awaited Messiah with one mission in mind--to do the work of the Father who sent Him.
The apostle's tremendous vision of Christ has, time and time again, opened the eyes of unbelievers to who Jesus is and to His singular role in our redemption. But its effect on Christians is equally profound, because in John's account the serious reader finds an ongoing, expanding view of the Savior's greatness and the wondrous meaning of His ministry. A view that widens and deepens with each return to this Gospel.
Follow along with Pastor Kent Hughes in this engaging, verse-by-verse commentary as he leads you through this magnificent Gospel. His careful exposition and wise application will guide you to a richer understanding of not only God's greatness, but of His great goodness to us all. Part of the Preaching the Word series.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 23, 1999
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
Series Preaching The Word
ISBN 1581341016 ISBN13 9781581341010
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More About R. Kent Hughes
Dr. Hughes's fourty-one years of ministry divides evenly into ten years as a youth pastor, five years as a church planter, and twenty years as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL.
He earned his BA from Whittier College (history), an MDiv from Talbot Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He is the author of more than twenty-five books, among which are Disciplines of a Godly Man and Liberating Ministry From the Success Syndrome. He is in the midst of a life-long project of completing the Preaching the Word commentary series of the entire New Testament, and is the editor of the Old Testament for the same series.
The Hughes are the parents of four children and twenty-one grandchildren.
R. Kent Hughes currently resides in the state of Illinois. R. Kent Hughes was born in 1942.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-John (Peaching The Word)?
Preaching The Word - John (A Very Helpful Book) May 17, 2008
I typically consult perhaps half a dozen commentaries when it's my turn to lead our Bible study group. I like different ones for individual reasons. Matthew Henry is a "standard". I like Jamieson-Hausset-Brown because it's adenominational. Adam Clarke offers strength in the underlying languages (in which I am not schooled). But when it came to our study of John 17, I found the most helpful information in Preaching The Word.
As other reviews attest, this is not a verse-by-verse commentary. Indeed, it seems to be more a collection of sermons than a traditional commentary. But the information is faithful to Scripture, and it is practical. I found Dr. Hughes' applictions an excellent tool to focus our deliberations.
Is it the only commentary I'd own? Probably not. Maybe not the first I'd buy. But there's a lot of useful information here that a serious BIble student willl appreciate. It may be the most practical available.
Easy to read and enjoyable Feb 13, 2007
I bought this to serve as a commentary on the Gospel of John, and although it is not truly a commentary, it is a wonderful read that covers John's entire Gospel. The author uses strories and antidotes to guide you through the meanings and it is easy to understand. It seems to be a series of delightful and compelling sermons that He may have at some time preached. It covers almost every verse in John, but does omit a few short passages, not in the sense of skipping something in the middle of a teaching, but rather skiping two or three verses occasionally when going from the end of one section to the start of another. Read John's Gospel first, then reading this book is a great place to start your in-depth study. I would add however, if you are looking for a verse by verse commentary, like Expositor's, this may not suit your purpose.
Great practical commentary on John's Gospel Aug 19, 2004
The Preaching The Word series by R. Kent Hughes is a great commentary series for anyone who wants to understand any New Testement Book of the Bible from an Evangelical Christian point of view. For years Pastors and Sunday School teachers and interested students of the Bible have resorted to Barclay's series of commentaries on the New Testament for practical illustrations and understandings. But now Barclay can sometimes be outdated and are not always consistent theologically. Hughes has done a great service is supplying easy to understand explanations and challenging illustrations on each book of the New Testament. John is a very good commentary at that level. The serious student will suplement this book with a more scholarly commentary such as D A Carson's John. But everyone will be challenged reading this very consistent popular book. I gave it 5 stars because of its consistent practical explanations but I must re-state this is not a scholarly treatment of John.