Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Unfailing Love by Karol Ladd
I started out really enjoying this format. The author has a clear love of the Scriptures and does a good job adding relevant information and explanations. Then I began to lose interest. Sometimes it seemed like the focus of the text moved too much into "related themes" instead of focusing on the words of 1 John. I also felt that I wasn't learning very much that I didn't already know, which made it difficult to stay focused. I did like that each chapter ended with summary points, additional reading, and action steps. There are also discussion questions included in the back of the book to use in study groups.
For those wanting to study the book of 1 John without having to read a dry textbook-like commentary, this would be a good resource.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.