Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: ACTS: EP Bible Commentary by Guy Prentiss Waters

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press (June 20 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783970030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783970032

Book Description

Study Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is exegetically and theologically sound, cogently reasoned and clearly written. Demonstrating Luke's competence as a historian.

Guy Waters’s Study Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles is exegetically and theologically sound, cogently reasoned and clearly written. I highly recommend this commentary to pastors and teachers preparing to preach and teach Acts, and to anyone interested in a readable exposition of Luke’s unique account of the risen Lord Jesus’ words and deeds through his chosen witnesses.
Dennis E. Johnson Ph.D., Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California

In an age of multiplying commentaries, some of them very technical and some exceedingly popular, Guy Waters has contributed a mid- level work that is robustly theological, written in straightforward English, and designed to be edifying. This is a commentary that will make many friends among serious Bible readers.
D. A. Carson Research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and co-founder (with Tim Keller) of The Gospel Coalition 

Dr. Waters is the ideal commentator on Acts. Scholarly, pastoral, theological — all these and more combine in making this my first resource for Luke’s second volume. An outstanding contribution to the series and deserving of the appellation, “Essential”!
Derek W. H. Thomas The Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, RTS Atlanta; Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

About the Author

Guy Prentiss Waters is Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Miss., USA. He received his B.A. in Greek and Latin from the University of
Pennsylvania;  his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary; his Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University. From 2002 to 2007, he was Asst. Prof. of Biblical Studies at Belhaven University, Jackson, Miss., and has served at RTS since 2007. Guy is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He is the author of several books, articles, chapters, and reviews. Guy and his wife Sarah have three children and reside in Madison, Miss.

My Review

Acts: EP Study Commentary by Guy Prentiss Waters is an in-depth study of the Book of Acts.

This book proves excellent introductory background information for each chapter. Each chapter of Acts is explored in great detail. Dr. Prentiss provides introspective commentary and helpful application information. It is an incredibly insightful look at the Book of Acts. It is written in easy to understand language.  While I plan to use it for my own personal bible study, this would be an excellent book for pastors and for those who are teaching Acts.

Acts: EP Study Commentary is an insightful volume that I will use extensively when studying the Book of Acts for bible study. Great addition to my research library. It is currently available in paperback format only.

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