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Shining in the Darkness: Philippians Simply Explained

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Chained Paul might be, this joyful prisoner of the Lord never wrote more warmly nor more wisely than in this letter to his friends in Philippi. Yet the apostle is not blind to faults, even of loyal brethren for whom he has a special affection. Evidently there was some dissension in this lively Christian community, due to personal jealousies and animosities. Unfortunately, the same can be just as true today. The Gospel is still at times preached from motives of selfish ambition and rivalry. All of us are still inclined to look after our own interests only. And fine Christian workers are still quarreling. This letter serves as a firm word of warning and a guide for right living.

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Commentaries. . . can be of great value. . . Most of all we need the help of those whose work is to feed, guard, and care for God's people week by week. Michael Bentley is just such an experienced pastor and teacher.

—R.C. Lucas, Rector of St. Helen's Bishopsgate, London

Once again, Michael Bentley displays his rare gift for communicating deep truths both clearly and simply. Easily accessible to the young believer, this commentary nevertheless contains insights that may well surprise and delight the busy pastor. Michael's relaxed, street-level style should not deceive us! This volume would make a seriously useful addition to any Christian's bookshelf.

—Jonathan Stephen, President-elect, Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches

  • Title: Shining in the Darkness: Philippians Simply Explained
  • Author: Michael Bentley
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press
  • Series: Welwyn Commentary Series
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 192

Michael Bentley worked as a bookshop manager and served in the British army before his call to the ministry. He has a diverse background, which includes freelance religious reporting for national and religious radio and television, being a Religious Education teacher, and holding pastorates in Surrey, South East London, and Berkshire. He is also closely involved with his local community as a member of various committees and councils. His hobbies include singing second bass in the Bracknell Choral Society. Now retired, he still preaches regularly and has a ministry of writing, with some thirteen books in print including Opening Up Amos from the Opening Up Commentary Collection (30 Vols.), and Face2face: David, part of the Face2face Collection. He lives in Bracknell with his wife, Jenny, and has five children and eight grandchildren.


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