In today’s world, it can be difficult to maintain your faith. Those seeking a greater understanding of the Bible have numerous excellent theological commentaries available to them, but due to volume and depth, many of these are out of reach of laypeople. Others lose contact with the Bible, because it no longer seems relevant to life. They use a superficial knowledge of science and evolution to exclude God and faith from their experiences.
The Layman’s Commentary: Volume 1—Book of the Law presents a passageby- passage explanation of the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch. In this first volume, author John Devine covers biblical passages from the Beginning to the end of the Exodus from Egypt. He explains God’s self-revelation and plan for a relationship with humankind. He considers the relevance of creation and science, as well as God’s moral standard, which has been the backbone of Western society. Devine also lays out the basis for a full and rewarding relationship with God.
The first book in The Layman’s Commentary: Volume 1—Book of the Law provides many proven principles for life and leadership. Devine provides examples from life based on characters and situations. They confirm science and faith are complementary in giving purpose and meaning to life.
About the Author
John Devine, MEngSC, spent forty-five years in management, executive, and consulting roles in heavy industry in Australia and overseas. An active volunteer lay leader and teacher, he has conducted many seminars in leadership, management, planning, finance, and biblical studies in Australia and Papua New Guinea, Africa, and Fiji.