Title: Exalting Jesus in Ecclesiastes (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary)
Author: Dr. Daniel L. Akin & Jonathan Akin Ph. D.
Publisher: Holman Reference
My rating is 4 stars.
The Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes is packed with much wisdom and visuals that can be unpacked to be able to understand and apply in our daily lives. The commentary is another helpful aid in studying the writing of Solomon’s wisdom gained from all he saw or did in his lifetime. The authors use a little too many references or summations based on music or movies. I prefer understanding the historical timeframe, ancient people and religious society at the time Solomon was alive.
There is much I can and did appreciate in what the authors shared along with the questions at the end of the chapters that would help for small group or personal use. While it’s true the authors mainly wrote to help pastors teach Biblical truths, let’s not forget that we are all called to be Bereans and can use the commentary too.
While there aren’t many chapters in Ecclesiastes, which were added later, there is much wisdom that we can learn in 12 chapters. I hope you spend time seeing Jesus in the Book of Ecclesiastes and come away changed because of having spent time with Him!
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