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Overview From the pen of one of the world s most beloved Christian writers, this book-by-book guide ably and engagingly introduces beginners to the essential purpose and message of each New Testament writing. From the Gospels through Revelation, William Barclay paints a vivid picture of the circumstances that gave rise to each book, offering numerous illuminating insights into the meanings of key words and enabling his readers to discern and follow the central concerns of each text. Those who read this book will undoubtedly join the millions throughout the world who have grown to rely on Barclay s unparalleled gift for making the biblical texts come alive.
From the pen of one of the world's most beloved Christian writers, this book-by-book guide ably and engagingly introduces beginners to the essential purpose and message of each New Testament writing. From the Gospels through Revelation, William Barclay paints a vivid picture of the circumstances that gave rise to each book, offering numerous illuminating insights into the meanings of key words and enabling his readers to discern and follow the central concerns of each text.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.42" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.93" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2008
Publisher PRESBYTERIAN PUBLISHING #86
ISBN 0664232566 ISBN13 9780664232566
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More About William Barclay
William Barclay (1907-1978) nacio en Wick (Escocia) en una familia de larga tradicion evangelica. Estudio en la Universidad y en el Trinity College de Glasgow, que completo con un semestre en la Universidad alemana de Marburgo. En 1933 fue ordenado al ministerio de la Iglesia de Escocia. Su primer y unico pastorado fue en Trinity Church de Renfrew, donde permaneceria casi catorce anos (1933-47). Dio clases de lengua y literatura del Nuevo Testamento en la Universidad de Glasglow hasta el dia de su jubilacion."
William Barclay was born in 1907 and died in 1978.
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Extremely helpful Nov 16, 2008
I am in a weekly Bible study and many have quoted Barclay. This New Testament guide was very easy to read and understand. It was very helpful to me to see people and events through the eyes of Barclay. I was able to read and retain so much better with this guide than most reference books I have used prior. A must book for Bible studies.
Clearly Informative Aug 7, 2008
Again, Barclay strikes a balance between scholaship and accessibility in his Guide to the New Testament. The reader learns why certain stories appear in one book but not in another, what languages the originals were written in (and why), plus interesting personal information about the writers of the New Testament. Informative and necessary information for anyone who aspires to understand the Bible.
EXCELLENT BEGINNING COMPANION TO THE NT Apr 28, 2008
Granted, this book will not tell you everything you want to know about the NT. It is a book of 351 pages including the subject index. However, it will definitely entice you to buy his other writings on individual NT books. A guide such as this could be a very dry subject, emphasizing facts. But Barclay's style is very beautiful and flows as does a story, still including all of the intriguing bits of information (placed in the historical contexts) to get you started and then wanting to go further. Just as an example, he calls Matthew's gospel The Royal Gospel; Mark's, The Essential Gospel; Luke's, The Universal Gospel; and John's, The Precious Gospel. The titles themselves make you want to read what comes next. Of course all of the other NT books are discussed as well. There are invaluable discussions of the "authors" of the various books and why the names of the authors were attributed to them. Barclay is a master writer and has the ability to give life to the accounts of Jesus' time. This is an invaluable beginning to an in-depth study of the NT.