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 best commentaries on New Testament Epistles are often those that were born the same way as the Epistles themselves: out of the womb of real pastoral concern and ministry. That is what you find in this highly readable book on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. It has an aroma of authenticity about it. Read it and you will sense the heart of the apostle Paul for the 1st century church brought with fresh power into the 21st century.
Dr. Conrad Mbewe Pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church and Chancellor of the African Christian University, Lusaka, Zambia
Danny Hyde unpacks the teaching of Paul’s letters to theThessalonians with a keen eye on the text, a sure grip on the witness of the scriptures as a whole, an awareness of the history of interpretation in the church,and above all with a pastoral heart for people. I warmly commend this stimulating exposition.
Dr. Lee Gatiss, Director of the Church Society, Cambridge.
The Reverend Danny Hyde has given us what should be expected from him: attention to the text of Scripture with attention to the church and world to which the gospel is addressed. This volume offers a welcome addition to books on 1 & 2Thessalonians for its care to be true to Scripture, its regard to lean on exegetical masters, and its devotion to apply the Word of God to a needy and hurting pew. It also stirs up many useful ideas for teaching and preaching these materials. Pastors will especially want this volume on their shelf to assist them in preaching and teaching these two letters of Paul.
Dr. J. Mark Beach, Professor of Ministerial and Doctrinal Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, IN
Danny Hyde’s new book on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians strikes a unique balance. It has depth so as to assist the pastor as he prepares to preach but is also accessible to any Christian seeking to understand and apply God’sWord to their daily lives. From the Pen of Pastor Paul will be a great blessing to all who read it!
Dr. Tim Witmer, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
Daniel R. Hyde (Th.M., Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) is the Pastor of Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad, California. He is author of over a dozen books including Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims and co-author of A Well-Ordered Church (EP Books). He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Mid-America Reformed Seminary and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.