This 29-volume collection of works by prolific scholar and editor James Hastings is packed with practical and approachable commentary, historical background, and is anchored by his famous Bible Dictionary (1-volume) and New Testament Dictionaries.
The Great Texts of the Bible:The Great Texts of the Bible is a 20-volume commentary set is filled with analogies, history, sermons, anecdotes, interpretations, and perspectives. Hastings presents word meanings, expositions, poetry and quotations from many authors and thinkers, as well as a list of references and literature used for each text. This work is organized not just by topic but by subtopic and various levels of outlining and focuses on epic Bible texts.
Hastings practical writings are an easy-read that doesn't sacrifice depth or study. This is a perfect resource the next time you're stuck on a passage and want a breadth of knowledge to kickstart your study.
The Great Christian Doctrines:This 3-volume collection focuses on essential doctrines of Christianity, focusing on theology and application. Hastings wrote about three important doctrines of Christianity: Prayer, Faith, and Peace. Hastings believed spiritual growth revolved around an understanding of these three areas. These works are encouraging and practical for pastors, students, and those wishing to enrich their spiritual lives and practical understanding of these Christian doctrines.
The Greater Men and Women of the Bible:
This is a classic account of all the key figures in the Bible. Regarded as an essential sermon or study guide for over 100 characters such as David, Moses, Jezebel, Habakkuk, Matthew, Herod the Great, and Paul. For each individual Hastings provides biography, historical context, and theological significance.
Drawing on his literary background, Hastings also includes various poems and quotes connected to themes around these historical figures. Also, much like The Great Texts of the Bible, this work could be considered a topically based commentary using individuals as key topics.