The Message of the Song of Songs

Tom Gledhill

The Message of the Song of Songs
The Message of the Song of Songs

Book Details

Series: Bible Speaks Today
Categories: Song of Songs
Tags: Devotional

Book Information

Pages: 254
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Published: 1994
ISBN-10: 0830812350
ISBN-13: 9780830812356


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4.25 out of 5 based on 6 user ratings
Mike DaVoice November 6, 2017 1 5
If you get the message wrong, it stands to reason the rest will be a total exercise in futility. Bought it. Regret it.
Tim Challies December 9, 2013 5 5
The Bible Speaks Today is a popular-level commentary set, and one whose volumes have made regular appearances in this series. Tremper Longman calls Gledhill’s volume “a model popular commentary” and commends it as “well written, easy to read, yet profound. Also, Gledhill has an excellent literary sense; he neither simply adopts traditional readings nor gives in to the excesses of contemporary psychological readings of the text." [Full Review]
Adam February 23, 2011 5 5
A very insightful commentary. The grasp of poetry is second to none, and totally appropriate to the theme of love. This book is also profound and practical. Highly recommended.
Peter Krol June 5, 2010 4.5 5
Quite decent as far as commentaries go. Gledhill was fabulous when it came to reading and interpreting poetry. I don't think I've ever read a commentary where the author quoted so much poetry himself. Fully appropriate when commenting on the Greatest Song (that is, the "Song of Songs") itself. In his efforts to have the text "speak today," I did find Gledhill to often move beyond the text in directions that I just wasn't comprehending. I often thought, "wow, this is really practical, but I'm not sure how we got here. I actually saw the text taking us in a different direction."
Tom Gledhill's commentary on the Song of Songs is accessible to any reader, but the fact that it is accessible does not mean that it is simplistic. In fact, in places it is truly profound and insightful. Gledhill sees the book for what it is - a poetic exploration of human love that points beyond itself to the Creator and Redeemer. Very highly recommended. [Full Review]
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5

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