In order to build, one needs to use tools in their toolbox. The quality of those tools will contribute to the quality of the building project. For students of the Bible, their goal is to build their spiritual life up. When studying the Bible, eager students seek to find tools to add to their toolbox to assist in their study of God’s Word. One example of such tools are commentaries. However, when it comes to these tools, they are not all created equal. Some commentaries aim to reach those well-educated in the Scriptures and neglect those who may be lay leaders in the church. Other commentaries target application in their writing but fail to be robust in its exposition of the text. Still, there are commentaries which aptly give sound theological exposition while being practical in its purpose. One such resource is Brian Hedge’s Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians.
Brian lays out the book of Colossians in a way that is faithful to Scripture and can be understood by all who desire to grow in God’s Word. His focus throughout his commentary is Christ. Of course, this is not his own focus. It is the focus of Colossians. Sadly, a number of commentaries fail to point readers to Christ when they sometimes get so stuck in the details and miss the big picture. Hedges strikes a balance. He digs into Paul’s letter to the Colossians while shining the light on Christ through it all. Simply put, if you are looking for a tool that is both theological and practical for your Bible study, consider picking up Christ All Sufficient by Brian G. Hedges.
I received this book for free from Shepherd Press via Cross Focused Reviews for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and are my honest review of the book.