Mid-May 2020 Selection

Mid-May 2020 Selection

As there has been recent customer interest in William Barclay’s New Testament commentaries, I am featuring them all in this newsletter. You can buy the complete set of 17 books, a set of the 6 Gospel books, or individual titles as needed.

These Daily Study Bible commentaries are ideal for both devotional and serious Bible study, and are a source of good ideas for preachers. They have all been revised. Some of Barclay’s less familiar illustrations have been clarified and the books include more contemporary language.

Note that apart from the two Gospel of John commentaries, we are featuring the Large Print editions of these books because they cheaper than the standard editions at present.

We have also had recent customer interest in The Worship Sourcebook: Second edition, and feature this, along with The Way of Worship: A Guide to Living and Leading Authentic Worship which has just been released this year by Zondervan.

See the Ordering section below for information about ordering these titles, (including alternatives to using our PayPal shopping cart buttons), our postage charges and orders for overseas customers.


[Prices, stock levels and estimated delivery time for titles on this page were last updated on 16 May 2020]

 

 

 


The New Daily Study Bible,
Complete Set – 17 books.

Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 5714pp. ISBN 9780664265144.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$838.00

[Allow 4 weeks]

For almost 50 years and for millions of readers, the Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. Now, with the release of the New Daily Study Bible, a new generation will appreciate the wisdom of William Barclay.



The New Daily Study Bible,
Gospel Set – 6 books.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.
Pbk 2474pp. ISBN 9780664265328.

Westminster John Knox (2019).
$278.50
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Includes:
Mark, Matthew 1 & 2, Luke, John 1&2



The Gospel of Mark.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 458pp. ISBN 9780664265199.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$55.00
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

In his introduction to this volume, Barclay explains why the first three Gospels are called “synoptic,” how they came to be written, and why many scholars believe that Mark was the first. Barclay’s interpretation of the Gospel is full of wisdom, and it offers clear and captivating insight from beginning to end.

Having picked up one section to study, the reader will find it difficult to stop reading until the whole volume is completed.



The Gospel of Matthew – Volume 1.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 486pp. ISBN 9780664263706.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$58.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Though we find the Gospel of Matthew first in the New Testament, many scholars believe that the Gospel of Mark is older. Matthew then is often seen as an expansion of Mark, incorporating most of the content of Mark while also adding sections that contain the teachings of Jesus, such as the Sermon on the Mount, and stories about the birth and infancy of Jesus. The Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as one who is “God with us” even until the end of time.



The Gospel of Matthew – Volume 2.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 468pp. ISBN 9780664265212. Westminster John Knox (2019).
$58.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Ever question what may have been meant by the statement, “You are Peter and on this rock…?”Are you puzzled by the cursing of the fig tree by Jesus or by his comments about moving mountains? Barclay discusses these and many other interesting matters in this second volume of The Gospel of Matthew.

With a lively translation and engaging commentary, Barclay’s comments on the latter portion of Matthew’s Gospel are great for daily readings.



The Gospel of Luke.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 380pp. ISBN 9780664265182.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$53.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

With an historian’s precision, Luke’s Gospel shows painstaking care both in detail and in expression. Of equal distinction is the universal appeal of the Gospel. Barclay’s insightful comments help each of us to see the infinitude of God’s love through Luke’s eyes.



The Gospel of John – Volume 1.
Revised.
William Barclay. Pbk 250pp.

ISBN 9780664263669.
Westminster John Knox (2017).
$44.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

“The Gospel according to Saint John is to many people the most precious book in the Bible,” states Barclay. To help uncover the tremendous wealth of this Gospel, Barclay has provided his own unique translation of the text, a detailed commentary, and a comprehensive introduction.

This new edition will help bring the book in which “many people find themselves closer to God and to Jesus Christ than in any other book in the world,” closer to home and freshly relevant for today’s readers.



The Gospel of John – Volume 2.
Revised.
William Barclay.
Pbk 250pp. ISBN 9780664263676.

Westminster John Knox (2017).
$44.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Markedly different from the other gospels, The Gospel of John avoids the pithy phrases that identify Matthew, Mark, and Luke. John’s thorough and winning, yet confrontational, style is part of the reason that this gospel is considered to be so important within the New Testament. In this second volume of commentary on John, Barclay explores this gospel’s implicit statements and clarifies meaning.

Often referred to as the spiritual gospel, it is the book on which, above all, people “feed their minds and nourish their hearts, and in which they rest their souls.”



The Acts of the Apostles.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 254pp. ISBN 9780664265151.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

In this volume, Barclay discusses among other things the plan in Acts, Luke’s skill as an historian, the accuracy of his sources, and the honesty with which he uses them. Full of unique insights and little-known information about the background of the early Church, this volume again displays Barclay’s great ability for clear and perceptive expression.



The Letter to the Romans.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 292pp. ISBN 9780664265236.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

In ways that no other writing of the New Testament has achieved, the ideas expressed in the letter to the Romans have shaped formatively the whole of Christian belief. Barclay’s fresh translation and clear exposition allows readers the chance to see into the heart of Paul’s gospel.



The Letter to the Hebrews.

Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 262pp, ISBN 9780664265229.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

At first glance, the letter to the Hebrews can seem difficult to comprehend, but Barclay believed “that no New Testament book gives us such a glorious picture of Jesus Christ in all the splendour of his personhood and in all the majesty of his deity.” Amplified by Barclay’s keen and vibrant commentary, this ancient letter emerges from apparent obscurity to be a vital resource of encouragement for Christians today.



The Letters of James and Peter.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 432pp. ISBN 9780664265243.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$55.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Though located in the back part of the New Testament canon, these letters are nonetheless vitally important. Barclay combines both his charm of style and his thoroughgoing scholarship in this volume.



The Letters of John and Jude.
Large Print; Revised.

William Barclay. Pbk 260pp.
ISBN 9780664265250.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$56.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

The letters of John and Jude deal with heretical teachings within the early church. Here William Barclay uses his characteristically approachable writing style to offer fresh translations and compelling commentary on these texts.



The Letters to the Corinthians.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.
Pbk 346pp, ISBN 9780664265274.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Corinth was not only one of the most flourishing commercial centres of the ancient world, but also a symbol of vile debauchery. “In this hotbed of vice,” writes William Barclay, “some of the greatest work of Paul was done.” In his endearing, simple, and illustrative manner, Barclay shows how the message that Paul communicated to the Corinthians continues to help us who live today in the midst of 21st century temptations.



The Letters to the
Galatians and Ephesians.

Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.

Pbk 244pp. ISBN 9780664265281.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Paul wrote the letter to the Galatians to refute a belief that restricted God’s grace alone to those who followed Jewish ritualistic law. In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul was more meditative and poetic in his style as he wrestled with problems of good and evil to present that unity will be achieved ultimately when all things are gathered together in Christ. Here William Barclay offers his own translations of these texts, as well as insightful commentaries.



The Letters to the Philippians,
Colossians, and Thessalonians.

Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.
Pbk 286pp. ISBN 9780664265298.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks].

Though written to the faithful in years gone by, Paul’s words come to life for readers today through Barclay’s own translation and enlightening commentary.



The Letters to Timothy,

Titus, and Philemon.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.
Pbk 352pp. ISBN 9780664265267.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$52.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

These oft-neglected New Testament books actually deal with topics that should be of great interest to today’s readers. As with his other books and about which millions of readers can testify, William Barclay displays a remarkable writing talent that combines a profound mastery of the ancient languages with the wider conversation of secular literature and a deep devotion to scripture.


The Revelation of John, Volume 1.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.
Pbk 224pp. ISBN 9780664265304.
Westminster John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Barclay makes the most difficult book in the Bible easier to understand. In his introduction he examines areas such as the characteristics of apocalyptic literature and the nature of Caesar worship. John was, as Barclay shows, “soaked and saturated” in the Old Testament, and most of the imagery he employs is drawn from that source. Barclay clarifies the meaning of this imagery as he covers the central issues of the book of Revelation.



The Revelation of John, Volume 2.
Large Print; Revised.
William Barclay.
Pbk 288pp. ISBN 9780664265311.
Westminister John Knox (2019).
$50.50.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

Here the reader meets many of the picturesque images that are identified with Revelation–the four horses and their riders, the antichrist, the woman clothed with the sun, the beast with his number, Armageddon. Barclay helps the reader understand and interpret these and many other images drawn from Revelation that have so seized hold of the world’s imagination.


 
The Worship Sourcebook:
Second edition. (With CD ROM)
Hbk 844pp. ISBN 9781592557974.

Faith Alive Christian Resources (2013).
$99.00.
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

This valuable resource for worship planners and pastors includes texts that can be read aloud as well as outlines that can be adapted for your situation. Teaching notes offer guidance for planning each element of the service. Thought-provoking perspectives on the meaning and purpose of worship are great for discussion and reflection.

The companion CD contains the entire text of the book for easy cutting and pasting into bulletins, PowerPoint slides, orders of worship, and more.

This second edition of The Worship Sourcebook contains more than 2,500 prayers, litanies, and spoken texts for every element of the worship service throughout the seasons of the church year. Changes in this edition include a new section to “Prayers of the People”; updates to resources drawn from the NIV, the Reformed confessions, and other contemporary texts; a new appendix featuring “Worshiping the Triune God” adopted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches; and hundreds of new and replacement prayers and other readings for worship.



The Way of Worship:

A Guide to Living and Leading Authentic Worship.
Michael Neale; Vernon Whaley.
Hbk 304pp. ISBN 9780310104049.
Zondervan (2020).
$65.00
[Allow 3-4 weeks]

A practical, hands-on guide for readers seeking to better equip themselves as worshipers and worship leaders. Written by veteran worship leader Michael Neale and worship-theologian Dr. Vernon M. Whaley, this book combines skilful storytelling and biblical wisdom to help guide readers through the scriptural foundations and essential practices of worship.

This book is ideal for anyone wanting a deeper more biblical understanding of what worship truly is, including:

  • Worship leaders
  • Pastors
  • Youth pastors
  • Worship team members
  • College or seminary students training for ministry

Each chapter takes you on a journey of discovery through different important facets of worship.


 


The Way of Worship Student Workbook:
A Hands-On Guide to Living and Leading Authentic Worship.
Michael Neale; Vernon Whaley.
Pbk 160pp. ISBN 9780310104063.
Zondervan (2020).
$34.00.
[Allow 4 weeks]

This Workbook is a practical guide that accompanies the Way of Worship, providing questions for discussion and reflection, as well as hands-on activities to better prepare you for a lifestyle of worship. It is a resource to encourage those who are answering the calling of God on their lives to lead worship.



The Way of Worship Video Lectures:
A Guide to Living and Leading Authentic Worship.
Michael Neale; Vernon Whaley.
2 x DVD set. 29 Short lessons.
ISBN 9780310107705.
Zondervan (2020).
$156.00.
[Allow 5 weeks]

Clearly presented and engaging, The Way of Worship Video Lectures provide a biblical theology of worship, as well as practical instruction for practicing private and public worship as a way of life. Pastors and professors Michael Neale and Vernon Whaley challenge viewers to immediately apply what they are learning, combining biblical teaching with application of worship principles through a series of guide skills.

Lessons are designed to lend a helping hand to those realising and answering the calling of God on their lives to lead worship.


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