From the Pen of Pastor Paul Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  February 8, 2016 — Leave a comment
From the Pen of Pastor Paul: 1-2 Thessalonians Book Cover From the Pen of Pastor Paul: 1-2 Thessalonians
Daniel R. Hyde
EP Books
November 3, 2015
336

We hear about it regularly: pastors resigning the ministry, people leaving their churches, churches splitting because of internal discord, and Christians fighting against one another. Paul's letters to the Thessalonians open up his pastoral heart and theology in a way that addresses contemporary church life, and here Daniel Hyde presents warm exposition with careful application. This is a fine commentary, but it is much more: any Christian will gain from reading the Thessalonian letters alongside this book.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on From the Pen of Pastor Paul: 1-2 Thessalonians by Daniel R. Hyde (EP Books, 2015).

“Rev. Hyde has produced a work that can help aid pastors as they prepare to preach through 1-2 Thessalonians…”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 4 Stars

“It is a homiletical book, and it uses verses and themes in I-II Thessalonians as a launchpad to teach Christians how to live, particularly in relation to their local church… I found the book to be edifying.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“Magnificent book and ministry tool! We plan on relying on this book quite a bit throughout the ministry we are trying to get off the ground.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This title will come in handy if I find myself teaching out of either 1 or 2 Thessalonians. Recommended.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“From The Pen Of Pastor Paul is notably edifying whether you are behind the pulpit or in front of it.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you’re a pastor I would recommend picking up this book, it gives great insight to the heart of pastoral ministry.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good resource to have when studying 1 & 2 Thessalonians or having it as a reading companion if you are going through these books in your daily Bible reading.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 4 Stars

“So I guess that would be my one word description of this book: pastoral. In that way, it will serve pastors in demonstrating how to handle a text in a pastoral manner and believers of all occupations in being faithfully shepherded though 1 and 2 Thessalonians. And, if you are able to get an unbeliever to spend time with a few of these sermons, they will hear the Gospel presented and an urgent, loving, forceful call to repentance and faith. This is a good book for any who would take up and read.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

From the Pen of Pastor Paul by Daniel Hyde is a personal and practical commentary on the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. This resource is beneficial to pastor and congregational member alike.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“In my opinion, this book will be a blessing to all in the church. It will bless pastors in that it will remind them of their calling and challenge them to faithfulness. It will bless congregants by feeding their souls with sound biblical teaching and motivating them to pursue their sanctification.”
Reviewer: Rick Crampton
Rating: 4 Stars

“Read it expectantly, hungrily, attentively, faithfully and obediently and it will do you good.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 4 Stars

“I do believe that the author has given us a concise, helpful, and biblically faithful book to help us better understand these 2 often forgotten books of the New Testament. If you’re looking for something to help you better understand and/or teach those books, I believe this would be a helpful volume to add to your shelf.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 4 Stars

“…this book is well worth your time whether you are studying Thessalonians or not, especially if you are a pastor.”
Reviewer: Peter Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be a blessing and I am sure it will be a helpful resource for years to come. ”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“…a solid volume to pick up for your studies.”
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this book if you want to study 1-2 Thessalonians, use as a tool for a bible study or just read daily as a devotional.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 3 Stars

“I highly recommend the book, and I’ll be looking for more titles from Pastor Hyde to grace my shelves in the future.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 5 Stars

“The goal of this commentary is to prepare the preacher to preach the text & apply it to his context & community. This will be a great study aid for years to come.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“…wonderful and insightful.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Rating: 4 Stars

“The expository nature of this book, makes it less useful if you are studying particular verses, but Hyde does a nice job of drawing out important themes.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 3 Stars

“Every page of this book is encouraging and uplifting to both the saint and the Pastor.”
Reviewer: Pauline Burns
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are looking to learn from God, from a pastor, who preaches Christ-centered, a work that is thorough-going, but accessible, pastoral, instructive, and convicting – because he is giving the reader the Word of God! – then this is it.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are a believer in Christ and read the book your heart will surely be encouraged and your faith in God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be strengthened.”
Reviewer: Harold Cameron
Rating: 5 Stars

“Preachers who prefer preaching sermons on a few verses each time will like this commentary by Hyde.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“…it’s good enough that I want a pencil with me while I’m reading it, in order to underline or mark parts I like.”
Reviewer: Melissa Merritt
Rating: 4 Stars

“Rev. Hyde’s book is a very helpful guide to these letters… It is always a delight to read an accessible commentary by an author whom you know has the skills, apparent piety / character, depth and breadth of knowledge, and other necessary attributes to open up the text in greater fullness.”
Reviewer: Doug Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book has simple goals, but it accomplishes them well… a helpful little book which would be useful to anyone seeking to better grasp this portion of God’s Word.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is essentially a commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, but the tone in which it is written is more conversational than academic/scholarly (which makes sense because it originated from a sermon series), thereby making it more accessible to the “average” reader. That is not to say that the more studious individual will not find profit in the content.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would love to read more books by Hyde in the future… a great resource to have in your library.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars