Robert N Houston

Robert N Houston

Reviews

Kidner, Derek. Psalms. 2 Vols. TOTC. InterVarsity Press, 1981.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston October 8, 2021
For me personally, disappointing given the ratings and Kidner's reputation. Check out David M. Williams for a "soulful blast of wonderful!!!"
Oswalt, John N. Isaiah. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2003.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston October 8, 2021
I am not a fan of the NIVAC series. They try too hard to make "connections and applications." I rely on the Holy Spirit to do that as I read the Bible (with a reliable commentary.) Having said that...Oswalt's ORIGINAL MEANINGS are excellent. After Motyer and Webb, I read him. Very, very good. Motyer and Webb are excellent.
Ryken, Philip Graham. Galatians. REC. P&R Publishing, 2005.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston October 8, 2021
Excellent. Accessible to laypersons. Ryken is consistently reliable as a commentator. Highly recommended.
Williams, Donald M. Psalms. 2 Vols. TPC. Thomas Nelson, 2002.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston October 8, 2021
This commentary literally THRILLS MY SOUL every morning. Beautifully written and profoundly moving. I found Kidner's commentary dry. I find this commentary full of the Spirit. Highly recommended.
Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe. A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Eerdmans, 1987.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston April 11, 2021
This commentary was thrilling to read: Thoughtful, beautifully written, and challenging. Buy a copy, get your Bible, and pray for the Holy Spirit's help. You will not be disappointed. HEBREWS is now one of my favorite books in the Bible. Highly recommended.
Stott, John R. W. The Letters of John. TNTC. InterVarsity Press, 1988.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston April 11, 2021
I am a huge fan of John Stott. Some of his books have greatly impacted me. Unfortunately this commentary does not. I found it hard to follow and badly organized. If you want Stott at his very best, read THE CROSS OF CHRIST or his wonderful commentary on ROMANS.
Webb, Barry G. The Message of Isaiah. BST. InterVarsity Press, 1996.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston April 11, 2021
Read Motyer's commentary along with this wonderful commentary by Webb. Combined with the Scripture and the Holy Spirit, both books profoundly impacted me. Highly recommend Webb's commentary. Get ready for a blessing! It is THAT good!
Hamilton, Ian. Let’s Study the Letters of John. LSS. Banner of Truth, 2008.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston April 11, 2021
Half-way through the commentary. But I love Hamilton's ability to say profound things in short, concise sentences. Beautifully written and perfect for devotional use. Highly recommended.
Ortlund Jr., Raymond C.; Hughes, R. Kent. Isaiah: God Saves Sinners. PtW. Crossway, 2005.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston April 11, 2021
Difficult to rank. Reads much like a novel based on the Bible. In some instances beautiful and lyrical. Yet the verses often get lost in a sea of poetic discourse. Motyer and Webb helped me understand the passages. If you are looking for poetry and beautiful prose, you will like this book. But if you are seeking to understand the text, this book may leave you frustrated.
Brueggemann, Walter. Genesis. IBC. Westminster John Knox Press, 1986.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston February 3, 2021
I find the commentary disappointing, full of blah blah blah combined with this and that! Using Freud to help explain "the sin of Ham" was too much for me. Either I am not as smart as I need to be to understand Genesis. Or the author of the commentary is too eager to rely on intellect rather than guidance from a more supernatural source. Sorry folks. This one went to the dumpster.
Goldingay, John. Isaiah. UBOT. Hendrickson Publishers, 1999.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston June 13, 2020
Not to sound snarky but not a big fan of Goldingay. His writings don't "click" with me for some reason. Apparently others strongly disagree!!! I will stick with Motyer and Webb...the first thorough and profound..the second succinct and yet insightful.
Motyer, J. Alec. The Prophecy of Isaiah. InterVarsity Press, 1998.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston June 13, 2020
Motyer's knowledge and profound insights shine through. What adjective best describes this commentary? Brilliant comes to mind! Highly recommended.
Stott, John R. W. The Message of Romans. BST. InterVarsity Press, 1994.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston June 13, 2020
Written by John Stott. What else is there to say? Awesome! Highly recommend.
Boice, James Montgomery. Romans. 4 Vols. JMB. Baker Books, 2005.
Robert N Houston Robert N Houston June 13, 2020
Boice at his best! Clear, organized, and insightful. Highly recommend.