- As a new Christian, I read through the Bible & was thoroughly confused… probably more by Revelation than any other book… having spent decades trying to better understand it, I’ve read a lot of commentaries, but this particular commentary is absolutely the best I have read. I would describe it as a greatest hits of commentaries on Revelation, divided into their interpretive camps. Many commentaries on Revelation set out to persuade you, the reader to their view, while seeking to make the other views appear juvenile. Steve Gregg essentially gives you a small section of the scripture, then in four parallel columns lays out the best explanations each of the views offer in the words of those who hold those respective views. As I recall, the author has held all the views he lays out at different seasons of his life, so he is able to be fair in his treatment & avoids tones of condescension. I wanted to be educated on this book of the Bible rather than indoctrinated & this commentary delivered! I wish there were a series treating every book of the Bible in this manner!
- While most multi volume commentary sets are hit & miss (or occasionally just miss), this series consistently puts the bat on the ball. The authors don’t drone on as if they’re being paid by the word, nor do they give commentary which leaves you wishing for more, nor do they write so as to ensure that you, the reader do not lose sight of the fact that they have more extra letters after their names than you do. I can’t say that I’ve consulted every commentary series on the market, but I have used many extensively & of those I’ve used, this series, along with the Pulpit Commentary series are the best available at any price… as for the fact that they are on the inexpensive end of the spectrum… do not let this cast doubt upon their worth.