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The "Be" Commentary

The BE Series Bundle: The Gospels: Be Loyal, Be Diligent, Be Compassionate, Be Courageous, Be Alive, and Be Transformed

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Experience internationally known Bible teacher Warren W. Wiersbe's commentaries on the Gospels, now available in one edition. This collection Be Loyal (Matthew), Be Diligent (Mark), Be Compassionate (Luke 1–13), Be Courageous (Luke 14–24), Be Alive (John 1–12), and Be Transformed (John 13–21).

1230 pages, Kindle Edition

First published August 18, 2015

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Warren W. Wiersbe

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Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of the Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Because of his encouragement to those in ministry, Dr. Wiersbe is often referred to as 'the pastor's pastor.' He has ministered in churches and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. Dr. Wiersbe has written over 150 books, including the popular BE series of commentaries on every book of the Bible, which has sold more than four million copies. At the 2002 Christian Booksellers Convention, he was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Wiersbe and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Profile Image for Rebekah Schrepfer.
56 reviews8 followers
March 21, 2016
I added Warren Wiesbe’s bundle of commentaries on The Gospels in his “Be Series” books to my Kindle. Each book is named for its accompanying virtue that the Bible is calling us to display. “Be Loyal” is the commentary on Matthew, for instance. “Be Dilligent” is Mark. “Be Compassionate” is the first part of Luke, and “Be Courageous” is the second part of Luke. “Be Alive” is the first part of John, and “Be Transformed” is the second part of John. The idea, of course, is that as we learn the Scriptures we are learning how to let the Lord change us on the inside.

Encouraging and helpful, these commentaries deepened my knowledge of the Lord himself as seen in the Gospels. Wiersbe is pretiribulational and premillennial, which helps in our understanding of many of Jesus’ parables and it helps in reconciling the beginning of His ministry with the end of it. It is a great set of books for the lay person, and it is also full of interesting anecdotes and pithy sayings giving it a nice devotional style of writing. Much of it is geared toward some simple applications of the passages rather than a technical explanation of the texts.

I read it in connection with my Bible reading trying to read the whole set of Gospel commentaries as I came to the passage each morning. Each chapter has a set of devotional questions at the end, so it really is geared toward a Bible Study setting or a more in depth devotional time. But that was too much to read for my morning devotion time and turned out to be difficult to read even in an hour’s session. Unless you have a good hour and a half or so each day, you won’t be able to keep up with a Through the Bible reading schedule. However, it would be a handy volume to have at the ready as you read through the gospels at a slower pace. I am looking forward to using his other Be Series books in the future.

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78 reviews1 follower
October 29, 2017
Not Too Crazy About The Format...

But I love the contents! This book is much more interesting than I thought it would be; it easily held my attention, although it was rather frustrating having to go back and forth between it and the Bible so much. It would have been, in my opinion, much better if some of the shorter passages of Scripture had just been spelled out, rather than having to keep looking them up.
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May 18, 2016
This series is an excellent source for learning about the four gospels.
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July 8, 2021

Uplifting commentary that helps to understand the Gospels through the scholarly studies of Wiersbe. I have thus far read every "B" commentary starting with Exodus and will continue through Revelation.
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September 2, 2020
Be Diligent, this book is amazing! I used it as a Bible study. It made me understand many aspects of the Bible. The last chapter captivated me the most which now I want to read the "Be" series.
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July 1, 2019

I loved this, good stuff always looking for a good devotional book and this was awesome, packed with scripture the bible plus this book real good.
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