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Doctrinal New Testament Commentary: Volumes 1-3

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"Understandest thou what thou readest?"

So asked Philip of one who was diligently searching the scriptures.

"How can I," came the answer, "except some man should guide me."

Jesus said: "Search the scriptures," and gave the promise, "Whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived."

Today the Lord's command is: "Teach one another the doctrine of the kingdom."

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Paperback, 2015 pages
Published December 10th 2002 by Deseret Book Co (first published 1972)
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Derek Warren
Aug 23, 2011 Derek Warren rated it it was amazing
Arguably the best commentary available on the New Testament. I love this series because Elder McConkie focuses on doctrine, the very meat of the New Testament. He brings in historical facts when they help to clarify doctrine. But as the title indicates, the focus is on the precepts that are at the root of true, Gospel living.

He includes the full text from the King James version of the bible, broken down into consumable and logical parts. Where applicable, he includes the Joseph Smith translatio
Dec 04, 2011 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Those scurrilous exegetes . . . good thing we have Elder McConkie to expound on the text of the New Testament. Wait a second, doesn't that make him an exegete?

Seriously, this series was great. There were several spots, scattered throughout the three volumes, where I do not think he was right. For example, while it may be true that we are given blessings here in this mortal world based on things we did in the pre-mortal life, I do not believe that those who are in less favorable positions in this
Jan 05, 2012 Michele rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Finished just in time. I can't believe I read all three in one year. Really helped me a lot with my New Testament reading.
I was really struck by how many times they mentioned temporal work being necessary for your salvation. I think lots of people think that if they are spiritual enough, temporal things just aren't important. I would say, read the New Testament and you will see it just ain't true. Work is essential to our salvation!
This was awesome: You are rewarded for being patient!
271: Futur
Jan 24, 2011 Erin rated it liked it
This is my companion for this year's study. Three volumes. Second time through. I am sure I will learn, or re-learn much.

I took the whole year to finish. I love to read Bruce R. McConkie. Sometimes he is repetitive, but that is how we learn. I love having a companion to read side by side with my scriptures. I learn so much more.
Sep 09, 2015 Chrisanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid research and information. I feel like the format could be updated for a more modern flow. It would make it easier to follow. Sometimes I was confused about who said what. But the version I borrowed from the library was a first edition. Maybe they've done that already?
Dec 13, 2015 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aug 25, 2008 Erika rated it it was amazing
Let's be honest - I did not read this cover to cover, but it's an amazing resource to help me be smarter for my seminary class!
Jan 02, 2013 Clint rated it really liked it
A great reference commentary on the New Testament for Mormons. It was a tough slog, but I actually read these three volumes all the way through.
Jun 21, 2009 Kevin rated it really liked it
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This was required reading in college, took new testament class. It was good stuff. A really thick book.
Jul 11, 2010 Nephi rated it it was amazing
Excellent collection for anyone wanting a clear explanation of the new testament. From restored gospel perspective.
Jan 16, 2009 Chris rated it it was amazing
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A wonderful study guide to help you better understand the beautiful and profound teachings of the New Testament.
Apr 09, 2008 David rated it really liked it
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The best commentary on the New Testiment and practically the only way to survive Paul for the uninitiated.
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Ernie Dawson
Aug 23, 2010 Ernie Dawson rated it really liked it
I read all 3 volumes. Great stuff.
Jul 11, 2008 Amber rated it it was amazing
Great as a companion study to the New testament
Oct 02, 2007 Cindy rated it liked it
These books contain a lot of information, but are informative.
Jul 08, 2008 Kurt rated it it was amazing
Great resource.
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Bruce Redd McConkie was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

McConkie served in the First Council of the Seventy of the LDS Church from 1946 until his calling to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1972, where he served until his death in 1985.

During his service as a general authority, he published several doctrinal books an
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