Andrzej Stelmasiak

Andrzej Stelmasiak

Reviews

Durham, James. Song Of Solomon. GEN. Banner of Truth, 1982.
true classic. typical Puritan, goldmine for preaching and attention to the detail. Great antidote for that modern 'sex manual/love poem' approach.
Klink III, Edward W. John. ZECNT. Zondervan, 2016.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak March 9, 2017
This commentary is REALLY good. Carson is 7 out of 10 for me, Kostenberger, Morris and Ridderbos are all 8 out of 10 but this one (if everything is as good as what I have read up to now) I will rate as 9.5 out of 10. It is only Beasley-Murray that was referencing Aquinas in his commentary and it was only once, the rest of the commentators strangely ignore him, this one will interact with Aquinas often, same as with John Chrysostom and Augustine, he will reference people from all across the ages. His methodology is really good and I do appreciate his approach to John 7:53-8:11. RECOMMENDED!
Morris, Leon. “Hebrews” in Hebrews through Revelation. EBC. Zondervan, 1982.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak February 6, 2016
It is technical but really good read - what is typical to Morris, his writings are always readable even when technical in their nature. He presents good understanding of Hebrews 6 (true Christian cannot commit apostasy), and - good understanding of the theme of Hebrews overall. I would encourage you to read everything that man has written, edifying and soul nourishing in the same time.
Edwards, James R. Romans. UBNT. Hendrickson Publishers, 1992.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak November 6, 2015
Very good commentary, doesn't waste too much time on discussing odd ideas, goes straight to the point. I wouldn't mark him above Charles Hodge's or John Murray's commentaries but it is good and solid - I agree with everything Stephen Hess said below.
Goldingay, John. Psalms. 3 Vols. BCOT. Baker Academic, 2008.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 28, 2015
BEWARE!!! not evangelical, according to Goldingay God is not omniscient neither in control, he changes his mind, the Bible is not inerrant, it is inspired only...
Bavinck, Herman. Bolt, John. ed. Reformed Dogmatics: Vol. 4: Holy Spirit, Church and New Creation. Baker Academic, 2008.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
THE BEST ST AVAILABLE!!! Do not be afraid - if English is my second language and I love it, if my wife does not have a theological education and she can sit and read him - it means, it is well written, very clear, deep, but really beneficial. Very well argued what is the meaning of "Israel" in the NT
Bavinck, Herman. Bolt, John. ed. Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 1: Prolegomena. Baker Academic, 2003.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
THE BEST ST AVAILABLE!!! Do not be afraid - if English is my second language and I love it, if my wife does not have a theological education and she can sit and read him - it means, it is well written, very clear, deep, but really beneficial.
Bavinck, Herman. Bolt, John. ed. Reformed Dogmatics: Vol. 2: God and Creation. Baker Academic, 2004.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
THE BEST S AVAILABLE!!! Do not be afraid - if English is my second language and I love it, if my wife does not have a theological education and she can sit and read him - it means, it is well written, very clear, deep, but really beneficial.
Bavinck, Herman. Bolt, John. ed. Reformed Dogmatics: Vol. 3: Sin and Salvation in Christ. Baker Academic, 2008.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
THE BEST S AVAILABLE!!! Do not be afraid - if English is my second language and I love it, if my wife does not have a theological education and can sit and read him - it means, it is well written, very clear, deep, but really beneficial.
Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine. Zondervan, 1994.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
Grudem is a continuationalist, but other than that - it's OK. It's not Bavinck but it's good enough to be a stand alone ST in many homes. Very clear style of writing.
Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology. Banner of Truth, 1971.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
Classic work, I do not agree with Carl Trueman who calls Berkhof "boring". Good, succint systematic theology from the paedobaptist camp.
Beale, G. K. The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God. NSBT. IVP Academic, 2004.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
Expanded version of his chapter from Biblical Theology, great read, very beneficial. Everything Beale writes is a must read.
Vos, Geerhardus. Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. Banner of Truth, 2014.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
Classic book on BT, not really a bed time book like Goldsworthy can be but still - it is a must read.
Beale, G. K. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. IVPNTC. InterVarsity Press, 2003.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
GREAT! I agree with Sam Storms that it is even better than Gene Green's commentary in the Pillar series.
Beale, G. K. A New Testament Biblical Theology, A: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. Baker Academic, 2011.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
This book will be the standard BT for the next few decades if the Lord will not come back before. Wonderful, true masterpiece, maybe even more profitable than his commentary on Revelation.
Schreiner, Thomas R. New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ. Baker Academic, 2008.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
I do not agree with his thesis that Christian can apostate (Hebrews) but other than that - it's great.
Goldsworthy, Greame. The Goldsworthy Trilogy. Paternoster Press, 2000.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
Goldsworthy's classic books Gospel & Kingdom, Gospel & Witness and The Gospel in Revelation in one volume, great read.
Hamilton Jr., James M. Clendenen, E. Ray. ed. God's Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments. NAC-SBT. B&H Academic, 2006.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak October 15, 2015
Terrific, very well argued thesis that OT believers were regenerated by the Holy Spirit but not indwelt by Him as God dwelt in the temple. Very good counterbalance to Sinclair Ferguson's and John Owen's arguments.
Naylor, Peter. Ezekiel. EPSC. Evangelical Press, 2011.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak August 23, 2015
VERY, but VERY GOOD! OK, it is not as thorough nor technical as Block or Allen are, but I really like it, it's simple and goes straight to the point. Apart from the exposition he will offer some theological implications as well, and most importantly, it is Christocentric. His introduction is also very helpful itself. He was a reformed baptist with a very good understanding of how covenants work. Fully recommended! Somebody have said that it's especially good to combine it with Duguid's commentary, I second that.
Brown, Raymond E. The Message of Deuteronomy. BST. InterVarsity Press, 1993.
Very good explanation of the text, although not entirely Christocentric - you'll have to do it for yourself, Andrew Stewart or Christopher Wright are better on this aspect.
Olyott, Stuart J. Dare to Stand Alone, Read and enjoy the book of Daniel. WCS. Evangelical Press, 1993.
Some thoughts here are outstanding, but there are some better "stand-alone" commentaries on this book, like Sidney Greidanus, Dale Ralph Davis or Sinclair Ferguson
Brooks, Richard. Song of Songs. FB. Christian Focus Publications, 1999.
6 stars out of 5, this one is absolutely best commentary on the Song of Solomon! Not bothered about that Tremper Longman style of interpretation, but not allegorical either - beautifully Christocentric!!!
Thomas, Derek W. H. Acts [Plagiarism Acknowledged]. REC. P&R Publishing, 2011.
Helpful tips for preaching. It looks like FF Bruce's commentary is being preached, good applications as well, but sometimes I wish he would be more focused on preaching Christ and His gospel.
Currid, John D. Strong and Courageous: Joshua simply explained. WCS. Evangelical Press, 2010.
Not as thorough as his books on the Pentateuch but that's more to the Welwyn Commentaries restrictions. Still - very, very good! Get this one, Dale Ralph Davis and Martin Woudstra to have it beautifully covered.
Hendriksen, William. Romans. HK. Baker Books, 1981.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 27, 2015
Brilliant, very accesible, half way between Hodge and Stott in terms depth/jargon. Theologically sound - especially Romans 7 and 9, not to mention well explained 11.
Currid, John D. Genesis. 2 Vols. EPSC. Evangelical Press, 2003.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 17, 2015
Very good!!! Maintains literal (6 x 24hrs) creation account
Waltke, Bruce K. Genesis: A Commentary. Zondervan Academic, 2001.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 17, 2015
Similarly to Wenham, Waltke as an theistic evolutionist does not hold to literal view of Genesis 1
Wenham, Gordon J. Genesis. 2 Vols. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 1987.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 17, 2015
Contrary to what Derek Thomas have written, Wenham does not maintain literary view of Genesis 1 - he is a theistic evolutionist.
Currid, John D. Numbers. EPSC. Evangelical Press, 2009.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 10, 2015
good, solid commentary! Currid is one of the most readable commentators on the books of the pentateuch
Smalley, Stephen S. The Revelation to John. InterVarsity Press, 2005.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 10, 2015
Easier to read than Beale's grand work, still very good.
Wilcock, Michael. The Message of Revelation. BST. InterVarsity Press, 1991.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 10, 2015
Read together with William Hendriksen's one, both are easy to read, grest amillenial commentaries.
Hendriksen, William. More Than Conquerors: An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation. Baker Books, 1998.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 10, 2015
Read together with Michael Wilcock's one, both easy to read, grest amillenial commentaries.
Bruce, F. F. The Epistles of John: Introduction, Exposition, and Notes. Eerdmans, 1979.
Andrzej Stelmasiak Andrzej Stelmasiak June 10, 2015
Good pastoral commentary, compliments Stott's quite well.