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The Expository Thoughts of J.C. Ryle (7 vols.)
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The Expository Thoughts of J.C. Ryle (7 vols.)

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Robert Carter & Brothers, William Hunt 1859–1880

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$79.95

Overview

J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts series offers a spiritual approach to Scripture, written in an easy to understand manner for practical teaching and study. These seven volumes are an effective companion to the Gospels, with Ryle highlighting pertinent passages and offering useful insight into their significance and meaning. His interpretations are insightful, his observations are practical for daily Christian living, and his words reflect the great joy Ryle found in Scripture.

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Key Features

  • Presents the thoughts of J.C. Ryle on each of the Gospels
  • Reads in an accessible, easy to understand manner
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary, making note of the most important sections

Product Details

  • Title: The Expository Thoughts of J.C. Ryle
  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers and William Hunt
  • Series: Expository Thoughts
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 3,116
  • Christian Group: Anglican
  • Resource Type: Commentaries
  • Topic: Bible and Apocrypha: Gospels

Individual Titles

Expository Thoughts on Matthew

  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1860
  • Pages: 438

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J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts series offers a spiritual approach to the Gospels, written in an easy to understand manner for practical teaching and study. This volume on Matthew is an effective companion to the Bible, with Ryle highlighting pertinent passages and offering useful insight into their significance and meaning. Some of the major topics include the birth of Jesus, John the Baptist, Jesus in Galilee, various parables, Peter, and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Expository Thoughts on Mark

  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: William Hunt
  • Publication Date: 1859
  • Pages: 416

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J.C. Ryle had three goals when writing his Expository Thoughts books: that they be used in family Bible study, a teaching tool for those visiting the sick or poor, or as a companion for private Bible study. They have achieved a higher end to those humble aspirations, and the Expository Thoughts on Mark is a great example. Ryle’s helpful commentary on the Gospel of Mark is filled with wonderful insight and practical observations.

Expository Thoughts on Luke, vol. 1

  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 390

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Still in keeping with his promise to deliver easy to understand, practical study guides in his Expository Thoughts series, J.C. Ryle has included extensive notes with this volume on Luke for those wanting to dig deeper into some of the more difficult passages. Luke 1–10 are covered in volume one.

Expository Thoughts on Luke, vol. 2

  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 582

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Volume two of J.C. Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on Luke begins with the Lord’s Prayer. “The substance of the Lord’s Prayer is a mine of spiritual treasure,” writes Ryle. Covering Luke 11–24, Ryle’s thorough examination of Luke serves as a wonderful guidebook for improved comprehension of the Scriptures.

Expository Thoughts on John, vol. 1

  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 422

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“I hold that the Gospel of St. John, rightly interpreted, is the best and simplest answer to those who profess to admire a vague and indistinct Christianity.” So says J.C. Ryle in the preface to his three volume masterwork on the book of John. Written in clear and concise language, Ryle expounds the Scriptures like nobody else. His interpretations are insightful, and his observations are practical for daily Christian living. A perfect companion for studying or teaching the Bible, Ryle has included detailed explanatory notes and a comprehensive appendix. John 1–6 are covered in this volume.

Expository Thoughts on John, vol. 2

  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 390

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“If I can help to make the Bible more plain and interesting to any man’s souls, than I shall be abundantly content.” So writes J.C. Ryle in the Preface of the second volume in his captivating commentary on the Gospel of John. This volume continues with Ryle’s insightful observations, covering John 7–12.

Expository Thoughts on John, vol. 3

  • Author: J.C. Ryle
  • Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 478

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J.C. Ryle’s third volume of commentary on the Gospel of John covers John 13–21. Ryle’s concluding thoughts on this powerful book of the Bible covey his in-depth understanding of the Scriptures and the joy he has in teaching from them. This three-volume commentary is considered one of the best written commentaries on the Book of John still today.

About J.C. Ryle

J.C. Ryle (1816–1900) was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was a Craven Scholar. He was ordained in 1841, and became the first bishop of Liverpool in 1880. Ryle was a prolific writer his entire life, publishing dozens of bestsellers that were translated into many languages.