Christian Focus Across the Web – June 1, 2012

Christian Focus Across the Web highlights important news and blog posts related to our books. This week’s highlights are below:

Converted while reading a Matthew Henry Commentary? – Have you watched Mez McConnell’s testimony from T4G 2012? He notes that he was converted while reading a Matthew Henry commentary. It’s exciting to hear that nearly 300 years after his death, Matthew Henry’s writings are still impacting souls for Jesus Christ.

Matthew Henry: His Life And Influence by Allan HarmanHow much do you really know about Matthew Henry? You may be surprised to learn that there’s a lot more to him than his timeless commentary. A good place to start learning about him is Matthew Henry: His Life and Influence by Allan Harman (Christian Focus, 2012). One recent reviewer noted, “If, like me and many others, you are thankful to the Lord for Matthew Henry’s Commentary and perhaps some of his other work, you will want to learn about the man himself and there’s no better way to do that than to read this biography.”  You can also hear what Allan Harman has to say about the book in a recent interview on Lifeline with Kurt Goff.

Jonah: Navigating a God-centred by Life Colin S SmithCraig Hurst reviews Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life – Many thanks to Craig Hurst for his recent review of Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life by Colin S. Smith. Here’s a bit of what Craig had to say in his review:

“Jonah, though a short commentary on a short book, is packed with exegetical, historical, practical and pastoral insight. Though it is easy to look at Jonah and say how could he act in such a way to God, careful and honest readers will quickly see that none of us are much different when put into the same situations in our own lives. The response of Jonah to God is a mirror into the depths of our own hearts and what it reveals is often not pretty

Jonah is an excellent book for personal or group devotions and will serve all Christians alike.”

Craig’s full review is available at

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