Item description for The Message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Gospel & the End of Time/With Study Guide (Bible Speaks Today) by John Stott...
Overview Newly planted, the Thessalonian church grew in strength as it spread the gospel in the surrounding area. But some theological and moral problems also grew. To build up and correct these believers Paul addressed many issues which concern Christianas today. With scholarly rigor and pastoral care, John Stott opens up these important letters to us in a way that will enlighten our minds, encourage our hearts, and lift our souls to worship the God of the gospel and of time. John Stott is the editor of this series. He was rector of All Souls Church in London for twenty-five years and is a well-loved writer and speaker.
Publishers Description Replaces the book, The Gospel and the End of Time, which received a Christianity Today 1992 Readers' Choice Award Digging into Paul's letters to the Thessalonians, John R. W. Stott addresses issues of vital importance today: how the church spreads the gospel how Christians live according to the gospel how the gospel offers hope in the midst of trouble Originally published asThe Gospel & the End of Time, Stott's comments on 1 and 2 Thessalonians are now available in paperback as a new addition to the Bible Speaks Today series.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Mar 14, 1994
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Bible Speaks Today
ISBN 0830812377 ISBN13 9780830812370
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More About John Stott
John Stott(1921 2011) was rector emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and founder of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. His many other books includeThe Cross of Christ, Your Mind Matters, andBasic Christianity."
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ideal commentary Aug 11, 2005
This is classic Stott -- scholarly aware but relentlessly pastoral. This BST is my favorite series.
Stott's was the most helpful commentary I found for teaching and preaching. Also decent was Leon Morris (1991 - in the excellent NICNT series -- more technical than Stott); Leon Morris' earlier work in the shorter Tyndale series (1956); and the Ancient Christian Commentary (2000 - more novelty than practical help), vol. IX.
Helpful & Insightful Jan 4, 2005
If you're at all familiar with Stott, you know that he is one of the finest Christian writers of the 20th century. Anything he writes is a pleasure to read in terms of sheer literary quality, perhaps even on the level of a C.S. Lewis. This commentary is no exception.
As for substance, this is an excellent commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Stott's emphasis is more pastoral and practical than academic. Though he does occasionally discuss the Greek text, he does so in a way that is easily understandable by those not familiar with Greek. His insights are, well, insightful, and easily applied to the life of any Christian. I used this commentary to prepare a Sunday School lesson this summer; none of the other commentaries I consulted offered anything substantial that I did not already have from Stott.