Taking the story in
This series of commentaries is really beginning to make it’s mark on the theological world & on the bookshelves of pastors.
This combo volume of Judges & Ruth is highly engage-able. What I mean by that is the book is hard to put down because of the writer’s style and how this commentary sticks to the text.
The author does not vary away from the text of the scriptures, so the commentary is truly a resource for studying the Word, rather then the commentary being a stand alone resource that becomes a copy/paste into the sermon resource.
The background information on the books in this volume is very good. The attention to details concerning the judges is strong. The way in which this volume reads will keep you attached to the stories in the scriptures that are represented in these volumes. That way, your understanding & ability to communicate the story to your congregation will seem natural because of how much you are in the story with this volume.
There are some theories on the characters in this volume that some readers may theologically disagree with, but nonetheless, this volume will help you better teach & preach the books of Judges & Ruth with greater clarity.
Thank you to Crossway publishers for the opportunity to review this book. I was not required to write a positive review.