Monday, March 4, 2019

Ephesians by Joyce Meyer

Meyer's teaching is deeply rooted in the Word and it is no surprise that she would write Bible commentaries. This book is a good general devotional commentary on Ephesians. It is good for general audiences as it does not go into Greek although there is background material included. Meyer at times comments on one verse while at other times covers up to eleven verses in her writing. She spends some time on topics like the fruit of the Spirit and the armor of God. There is usually a personal reflection question at the end of each section with space for journaling although some sections do not have it.

Meyer's commentary is very encouraging. She emphasizes who we are in Christ, encouraging readers to live into that reality. She reminds us of our right standing with God and the intimate relationship we can have with Him. Reviewing Paul's prayers, she encourages us to pray for deeper spiritual things, not what makes us comfortable or fulfills our carnal desires. She also reminds us to pursue spiritual growth and holy living, not to somehow gain God's approval but because of all He has done for us.

This commentary would be good for new Christians or ones not very familiar with the Bible. Meyer writes about the truth contained in a very understandable way. She does not explore some of the more difficult issues in Ephesians, such as what “He led captivity captive” might mean. Readers will gain encouragement and inspiration from the Word in reading this book.

You can find out more about the book and watch a book trailer at

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Her programs, Enjoying Everyday Life and Everyday Answers with Joyce Meyer, air around the world on television, radio, and the Internet. She has authored more than one hundred books, and over 65 million of her books have been distributed worldwide.

FaithWords, 176 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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