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The Letters of John (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries)

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John R. W. Stott offers comment on the Letters of John.
Paperback, 234 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 1964)
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Peter Krol
I will read any commentary by John Stott. There might be only a few I haven't read yet, and this was my second time through this one. But I will read him anytime, anywhere.

Some commentaries fail to illuminate the text. They spend hundreds of pages on word studies and etymology and historical usage of terms, but they fail to get at the author's main points and flow of thought. (I think of F.F. Bruce and Leon Morris as some chief examples here: good theologians and historians, but not the best com
As with all of John Stott's commentaries, the Letters of John are exegeted with clarity, exposited with insight, and made pastorally practical. You don't get much better than Stott for giving the reader a fresh, understandable, and thoughtful explanation of John's Letters. The pastor or layman will not go wrong using this short, but insightful work. Highly recommended
Brief but clear. Best lay commentary on John's epistles that I know of.
Isaac Barton
It is a commentary by Stott. What more can I say? Solid content throughout.
James Mayfield
Pretty good introduction to John's letters.
Skipper Boatwright
The way in which this commentary is structured makes it very readable. The only thing which I didn't like was that Stott (like many commentators) writes his Greek using English letters. To me this is pointless. If you are able to understand Greek, like myself, the English letters simply make the words hard to recognize at first and you have to stare at them for a little while. And if you don't understand Greek, then its not like you're going to pay any attention to the Greek anyways. But oh well ...more
Peter N.
Stott is one of my favorite writers. He is clear, thoughtful and not given to speculation. This is an excellent commentary on John's Letters for anyone who is preaching through them or studying them.
Excellent commentary.
David Holford
Use this as the principle commentary to teach through 1 John. Stott relies heavily upon Robert Law's The Tests of Life: A Study in the First Epistle of St. John from 1909, available in full in pdf on the internet. I found a combination of Stott and Law to be quite useful. In the more difficult passages of 1 John, Stott provides a good range of alternative views and argues persuasively for his own positions.
Nate Walker
Seems like any time Stott has a commentary on a book, it makes preaching that book all the easier. This is no exception. Obviously written for pastors, many sample sermon outlines suggested by his comments. Helpful.
John Stott is the man. He pastors, writes commentaries, theological works, apologetics . . . This is a first rate commentary. Great scholarship, utterly readable, pastoral in tone. Highly recommended!
Matt Chapman
So helpful for understanding and teaching from John's letters. Classic Stott!
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John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and teacher of Scripture. He was ordained in 1945 and for most of his years has served in various capacities at All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and even around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne ...more
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