Light & Truth—Acts And the Larger Epistles (book review)

Light & Truth [Acts]Horatius Bonar has given us a fantastic companion for our Bible reading time. This is my second review of his Light And Truth series (the first review on the Gospels may be read here). This installment covers the biblical books of Acts, Romans, and 1 & 2 Corinthians.

Bonar grew up in a pastoral home, with plenty of other pastors and evangelists in his family tree. You might say that he was weaned on Scripture and its application to our lives. This Bible-based heritage comes through in all he writes. By no means, though, does Bonar simply ride the coattails of his esteemed family, but he is quite brilliant in his own Holy Spirit-inspired insights.

Bonar’s commentaries are not a verse-by-verse exposition of the Scripture. Instead, he may just take one or two verses and “go deep” with them. A short passage may be taken apart word by word, and many rich applications are thus brought forth.

As I am reading through the New Testament, I am finding Horatius Bonar to be a helpful “tour guide” on my journey.

7 Responses to “Light & Truth—Acts And the Larger Epistles (book review)”

  1. 8 Quotes From “Light & Truth—Acts and the Larger Epistles” | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] into the application of Scriptures. Check out my review of this commentary from Dr. Bonar by clicking here. Below are a few quotes that caught my attention. The reference in brackets after the quote is the […]


  2. 6 More Quotes From “Light & Truth—Acts and the Larger Epistles” | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] The first set of quotes I shared from this book can be read here. And my review of this book is posted here. […]


  3. Light & Truth—The Lesser Epistles (book review) | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] devotional time. I have previously posted reviews on Bonar’s series on The Gospels, and on Acts and The Larger Epistles. This third installment—The Lesser Epistles—is as brilliant as the first two […]


  4. 6 Quotes From “Light & Truth—The Lesser Epistles” | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] of the four commentaries he has prepared on the New Testament (you can read those reviews here, here and here). These are a few quotes from the third book on the epistles Galatians through Jude. Any […]


  5. Book Reviews From 2016 | Craig T. Owens Says:

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