- Guard the Truth: The Message of 1 Timothy & Titus © 1996
- InterVarsity Press
- 232 pages
Few people have had the impact on popular biblical studies that Stott has. Over the decades, he’s written more than 50 books. This commentary on two of the Pastoral Epistles shows us why he has such staying power.
I’ve never read anyone else with such an analytical mind. Stott’s the master of transforming a paragraph of prose into “6 points on ___”, or “5 reasons to ___”. I know the narrative degenerates when it’s reduced to bullet points, but those points are sure helpful when you’re teaching on a given text. Stott also roots out the meaning of the Greek behind the English, often quoting from BAGD.
Stott’s approach to the text is thoroughly modernist, which I struggle with at times, but his insights are still valuable.