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Acts EP Study Commentary by Guy Prentiss Waters


 

Review:

Acts is a remarkable book. It shows us the spread of Christianity in the first few decades after the resurrection. It records some remarkable events such as Pentecost. It documents the travels and sermons of people like Peter and Paul. But it is also subject to misunderstanding.

God has gifted the church with men who have studied and taught this book. They have graciously written down what God has taught them so that we can navigate through these precious pages. Guy Waters has given us a guidebook to help us identify and study the themes in the book of Acts.

Here are a few of the reasons why I have enjoyed this book:

1. This book is written in a clear and comprehensive manner. You need not be a scholar to benefit from this commentary. This book is not cumbered with technical jargon or textual issues. Though the author is no doubt a scholar himself, he stays away from argumentation and conjecture in order to help the reader grasp the meaning and application of the text.

2. The author has supplied his own translation of the text. This is a positive for me because I am not very proficient in the original languages. In comparison, sometimes individuals are more bold with their translations. This, to me, provides good contrast when studying a text.

3. The author concludes each section with application. This feature helps this commentary to be especially helpful to the preacher, teacher, and student.

This was my first exposure to the EP Study Commentary series. I plan on buying more of them. This is the kind of commentary that I like to use in my devotional reading. Thank you EP Books and Guy Waters for this excellent contribution to the study of the book of Acts.

Book Details:

  • Author: Guy Prentiss Waters
  • Publisher: EP Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Page Count: 614
  • ISBN#: 9781783970032
  • List Price: $44.99

 

About the Author:

Guy Prentiss Waters is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Miss., USA, where he has served since 2007, and a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Previously, from 2002 to 2007, he was Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Belhaven University, Jackson, Miss.

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Disclaimer: I received this book from EP Books via Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

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