Book Review – Acts (EP Study Commentaries) (5/4)

The Book of Acts is a book that many christians are familiar with. Yet, not many has preached on the whole book of Acts. While I do see many good commentaries out there on the book of Acts, some of them are far too technical for the layperson, others are far too brief to be helpful for the pastors preaching.

Acts (EP Study Commentaries)EP has now published something that lies in the middle, a commentary that discusses about technical things, but not too overly detailed about it. And it has some nuggets inside that the pastor will be able to use in his preaching.

I have found this commentary to be very readable. I think any layperson will be able to pick it up and use it without any issues at all. Although this might seem to be a very readable book, Waters shows the readers he has done his research by the sources he reference with, and the issues he discusses about.

I have found the application section especially useful within this commentary. Every so often, after exegeting and explaining the bible text, Waters brings up the application of the text. This is akin to what you will find in the NIV Application Commentary, though considerably shorter, yet it helps the pastors to think through how the teachings in Acts can be applied even to christians today.

As a comparison, this commentary is similar to what you can find in the Focus on the Bible Commentary series, or the Mentor Commentary series. I have found it useful and helpful in helping me understand Acts a lot more.

Rating: 4 / 5

If you’re interested, you can get it here and here (free international shipping).

Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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