Joseph and Mary to James
Alexander Whyte's well researched collection of Bible biographies has been of indispensible use to pastors, study group leaders and students of the scriptures for over 100 years. It is the most comprehensive and most well respected source of material for understanding the characters involved in the events of the Bible ever published.
This is indeed the best exposition on Biblical characters ever written! Alexander Whyte reveals insights into the lives of the people of the Bible that casual readers might never find. Then he powerfully applies truths revealed in such a way that the reader is left spiritually convicted and seeking God's mercy.
Volume 4 contains character studies for the following people:
LXX. JOSEPH AND MARY, LXXI. SIMEON, LXXII. ZACHARIAS AND ELIZABETH, LXXIII. JOHN THE BAPTIST, LXXIV. NICODEMUS, LXXV. PETER, LXXVI. JOHN, LXXVII. MATTHEW, LXXVIII. ZACCHÆUS, LXXIX. LAZARUS, LXXX. THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD, LXXXI. MARY MAGDALENE, LXXXII. THE MOTHER OF ZEBEDEE’S CHILDREN, LXXXIII. THE WIDOW WITH THE TWO MITES, LXXXIV. PONTIUS PILATE, LXXXV. PILATE’S WIFE, LXXXVI. HEROD THAT FOX, LXXXVII. THE PENITENT THIEF, LXXXVIII. THOMAS, LXXXIX. CLEOPAS AND HIS COMPANION, XC. MATTHIAS THE SUCCESSOR TO JUDAS ISCARIOT, XCI. ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA, XCII. SIMON MAGUS, XCIII. THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH, XCIV. GAMALIEL, XCV. BARNABAS, XCVI. JAMES, THE LORD’S BROTHER
Through the scriptures you meet the people of the Bible. But through Alexander Whyte you will come to know them better. Next to the Bible, you will find Bible Characters the greatest help in understanding the men and women in God's Word. Whyte writes brief biographies faithful to the Biblical text. Without stretching the truth, he stretches our minds to embrace the character of the individuals revealed there. He is never superficial. He writes like a modern newspaperman in terms of human interest and deep insight. It's just as though he had interviewed an individual and returned to the newspaper office to write up the feature! The reader of these works will not be disappointed as they will walk away with a deeper and greater understanding of those men and women God used in his Word as examples for us all.
- Primedia eLaunch, April 2011
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