1 Timothy 2 Timothy Titus (Focus on the Bible)

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Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus, commonly called the 'Pastoral Epistles', are Paul's last letters before his martyrdom. Although written in the first century, they are very relevant for church life today. Contemporary issues such as the inspiration and authority of scripture, the characteristics of church leaders, the role of women, and the nature of holiness were high on Paul's priority list to be passed on to his 'sons in the faith', Timothy and Titus.

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Douglas J. W. Milne was born in Dundee, Scotland. After completing arts and divinity degrees at Aberdeen University he did post-graduate work in America and later in South Africa. He teaches New Testament in the Presbyterian Theological College, Melbourne where he also lectures in theology, ethics and philosophy. He also pastors an inner-city congregation in Melbourne and is married with two adult children.

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1 & 2 Timothy and Titus, commonly known as the pastoral epistles, are Paul's last letters before his martyrdom. Although written in the first century, they deal with many contemporary issues relating to church life today, including the inspiration and the authority of Scripture: characteristics of church leaders: the role of women and the nature of holiness. The text is systematically discussed, and is divided into digestible sections. The exposition is solid and Biblical. At the end of each section, there are study questions picking up on key themes and providing further scripture references. This commentary could be used for personal study, or as a basis for group work.

The three 'R's of 'Christian Focus' are Readability, Reliability and Relevance, and this book achieves these objectives.
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"This is a valuable resource that will promote better understanding of these much neglected epistles and their message." (Anthony E. Bird, Reformed Theological Review)

"Undoubtedly the author's wide experience of different cultures (in Scotland, America, South Africa and Australia) have helped him to face up to and deal with questions which are being raised by newly-converted people today." (Michael Bentley, Evangelical Times)

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