CUSTOMER REVIEWSThru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
J V McGee Commentary (7/7/2014)
Reviewed by (Owen Favro, Garden Grove, CA) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have listened to and read Dr. McGee's commentaries almost all my Life in Christ - about 40 years now - I've owned his hardback edition for many of those years and was pleased to add them to my e-sword collection.
Awesome concept, just needs some tweaking (7/7/2014)
Reviewed by (Reid Ballard, Newtown, PA) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
After carrying around each volume in the five volume set, this is a welcome edition to my electronic library. While saving on all of that heavy lifting, the only downside is the integration with e-sword itself. You can flip page by page through the commentary, but you can't navigate through the books or verses without first changing the book and verse in the Bible tab of e-sword first and then coming back to the commentary. For the most part I will concede that when you are reading the commentary you start at a verse and flip forward; but frequently I find myself going down rabbit trails that take me temporarily from the book and verse that I am in to another portion of scripture and it would be helpful if there was a browse feature built into the commentary like there is in any book.
The up side is that now I can give away my five volume set and free up much needed shelf space in my library!
Excellent value (7/7/2014)
Reviewed by (James Wallace, Peterhead, Scotland, UNited Kingdom) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Excellent product and one that I have enjoyed using in my studies
Reviewed by (Louis Kilian, Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Thank you! At last an easily understandable, contemporary commentary. I love it and can really recommend it
It's Ok (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (mark gardner, swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Some commentaries are like Cracker Jacks. You go through 90 percent and it's just carmel popcorn, but 1 out of every 10 bites you get a peanut too, and that bite is great. J Vernon McGee is much better than that. 7 out of 10.
I think if I did not have some other commentaries, like "The Preacher's Commentary," I would have thought this guy totatlly hit it out of the park. So many commentaries are dry and state the obvious, and in some parts this commentary is like that, but in many parts he does give great anecdotes and insights. Perhaps if I wasn't so spoiled with so many great resources, I'd give him a better review.
I like It! (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Tony Espino, Imperial, CA) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I think most of us who listen to the radio have at one point listened to J. Vernon McGee. I purchased this set because I value the teachings that I have already received from his radio ministry. Recently I used the commentary to help me research the book of Jude. Wow. The insight and information blew me away. When McGee studied he studied and his commentary reveals his passion and respect for God's written Word.
Great Commentary (12/19/2013)
Reviewed by (Michael Fasulo, Gainesville, Florida) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I've always loved hearing Dr. McGee and through listening to him I have come to know that he was absolutely right. I highly advise this module for e-Sword. To have McGee at your fingertips is great! And being used by e-Sword, there are tooltips to help you dig deeper. It's great! Thanks so much!
Good Reading (12/19/2013)
Reviewed by (Cal Kroeker, Chamberlain, SD) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I always enjoyed listening to J Vernon McGee. Reading his commentaries is just like hearing him on the radio. They are good reading to encourage the soul.
Early McGee Review (11/30/2013)
Reviewed by (David Tomlinson, Groveland, CA) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
It's very early in the use of "Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword"
It might take me several months to beable to properly evaluate it.
But so far it has been quite useful in my bible study.
Helps me out (11/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Harry Peart, St. Raphael, St. Raphael, Haiti) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I am a missionary in Haiti. This commentary cuts through all the extra stuff that just dose not translate well and gets to the meat of the subject. It helps me in my sermon prep and classroom notes as well.
J Vernon (11/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Bob Schmidt, Surprise, AZ) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I met J Vernon a few years before he went home. He didn't look anything like he sounds. I think he was one of the BEST (and easiest to understand) commentators EVER. He "puts the cookies on the bottom shelf where the kiddies can reach them".
Dr McGee (10/22/2013)
Reviewed by (Albert Hashley, Dowling, MI) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I Find that the contents of this work is very helpful in understanding the Bible
Reviewed by (Rich Cowe, Lancaster, CA) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Great commentary with down to earth understanding. J. Vernon McGee always reminds me of a grandfather talking to his grandchildren sitting at his feet.
The Real McCoy, I mean McGee (7/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Jay Rodriguez, Memphis, TN) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have heard J. Vernon McGee on the radio for decades, even after he died. I have never heard anything from himthat I thot was heretical. I wanted this enuf to pay for it.
I am not sure that I will read the entire thing before I die, but I am glad that it is a part of my library.
Heaven is hell if you cannot speak the language (7/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Larry Rowe, White Bear Lake, Mn) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
In 1907 Mark Twain wrote the short story "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven". The story idea is heaven is hell if your cannot speak the language. So what is the language? I go to E-sword.
I use E-sword daily as a dictionary, a word look-up to understand the Hebrew and Greek etymology, ideas, and concepts behind key biblical words. Text is constructed from paragraphs, constructed of sentences, formed around key words used by the author, in the cultural times of the author. Webster is not the language of heaven.
Doing word lookup in "Bible", then "Commentary on relevant OT and NT passages, and "Dictionary" one learns the authentic language of heaven that makes sense of the biblical passages.
J. Vernon McGee's Commentary --- The Best of the Best (7/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Carl Bromer, Dayton, Ohio) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
J. Vernon McGee's commentary on the whole Bible is written in a language that's easy to understand.
It is complete (he doesn't dodge the difficult verses). It is accurate and it constantly points back to the purpose of God's Word... To encourage the reader to know and walk closer with the Lord Jesus.
Linking it to e-Sword adds a significant advantage to the serious Bible student and is an encouraging resource for Christ followers everywhere.
J Vernon McGee (7/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Leslie Boley-Hanlon, Hobe Sound, FL) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
J Vernon McGee never said a word that I did not want to hear. And now I get to hear the books, in all their glory, through from his introduction in entirety. I just love this way of listening and receiving His word. Thank you e-Sword for making this possible.
Easy to use and understand (7/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Mike Edwards, Johnstown, CO) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have used Dr McGee's 5 volume set for over 20 plus years to help with preparation with an adult Bible Study I was teaching. His work is easy to understand and has many personal applications and is Biblically sound. He goes Thru The Whole Bible so it is a complete work. I love the new E-Sword for iPad because as you read through a passage it links verse by verse with Dr McGee's commentary. Dr McGee has excellent notes and outlines on the entire Bible. I have found over time that Dr McGee's work is one I always goto to study God's Word and the E-Sword app just makes it easier and quicker. It is also much lighter then the original 5 volume set. Our original 5 volume set is dog eared and worn from much use.
I have purchased his work in other electronic formats and the new E-Sword app is by far the easiest and best laid out of any. I cannot think of any other work that is as complete and easy to use and understand. An easy 5 Star rating.
Reviewed by (W.L. Smythers, Galax, Virginia) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Very helpful resource tool for sermons as well as for my own growth and enjoyment. I highly recommend this commentary
Great Addition to Library! (7/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Rick Barth, Wallace, Idaho) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Lots of worthwhile useable information in an easy to understand format. Just like his radio program. You can almost hear him talking as you read through parts of the commentary.
EXTEMELY VALUABLE! (4/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Adam Lovvorn, Charleston, South Carolina) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
When it comes to teaching the Bible, J Vernon McGee has done a work that has outlived his natural life. In order to reap the full blessings of Gods Word, we work together (Eph 4:12) and J Vernon McGee's commentary is not only great for study, but great for teaching. Within this five volume commentary set you will find valuable insight, spiritual depth and the power of God being revealed in and through your life. Your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ will flourish as you incorporate this into your daily study life and when you do grow, share it with someone else! God Bless! 5 STARS, hands down!
Gratitude for such a set of books (4/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Ralph Poulson, Ferndale, WA) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I tune in to Dr. McGee as often as I can. My wife and I had the privilege of sitting in the classroom as Dr. McGee taught the O.T & N.T. This went on for two years. What a heritage we have in his teachings. When E-study offered his 5 volume Through the Bible Series, I grabbed it. I have the books on my shelf,but with digital version I can do so much more as I teach a Bible class at our local Senior Center. Thank you for making it available in this format.
Great Study Tool (4/2/2013)
Reviewed by (Rev. Nathan Tackett, Lakeland, FL) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Wow, what a useful tool. It doesn’t matter if I am using it for personal study or for preparing sermons and or other lessons; this is one of the first set of books I go to. These are easy to understand and bring the reader to a deeper understanding to the scriptures.
I have used eSword for many years in church and at (1/12/2013)
Reviewed by (Bob Schmidt, Surprise, AZ.) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have used eSword for many years in church and at home. A very good bible program, and this is a very usefull addition. I met J. Vernon McGee in person and he was a very good teacher.
Reviewed by (Gary Lee, Lakeland, Florida) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have been in ministry for over 30 years and I've used numerous commentaries from time to time. This exceeds all others beyond a doubt. It is accurate, concise, and easy to understand. If you are a novice or well schooled theologiean you will benefit from the use of this informative commentary.
Must have commentary (9/23/2012)
Reviewed by (Mario Mendoza, Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
People still call and want to talk with him! His work is timeless and down to earth. All will benefit from his commentaries. Remember, "prayer changes things!"
Great Bible Study (8/20/2012)
Reviewed by (John Kauffman, Florissant, Colorado) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have listened to Thru the Bible on CD's and it was a great resource for small group studies. Having Dr. McGee's material on my computer so I can use it in printed lesson plans is a real help.
e-Sword: My primary study tool (7/16/2012)
Reviewed by (Jimmy Lane, O FALLON, MO - Missouri) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have used several computer study tools over the years for preparing teachings and sermons. Today, e-Sword is my primary study tool.
What a blessing it is to have all the resources e-Sword offers at your finger-tips for study and writing sermons. Commentaries, such as, Thru the Bible, by J. Vernon McGee are priceless.
Thru The Bible (6/2/2012)
Reviewed by (James Nixon, Fort Payne, Alabama) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I love Thru The Bible with Vernon McGee. It is a valuable resource in my daily Bible studies and sermon preperation. Thanks so much for making it avaliable for e-Sword.
Reviewed by (David Board, Hinton, WV) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have tried several Bible programs and none of them can compare to e-Sword. E-Sword has always been easy to use, but the recent changes in the manner in which the add-ons from eStudySource are used has made it even better! Now I use only e-Sword. All of my sermon preparation is done using e-Sword. Thanks for helping make my job an even greater pleasure!
Thru the Bible (2/28/2012)
Reviewed by (Ronald Whitworth, Dundee, Florida) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
The author is well known.
His work is well written.
His comments are concise.
Thru the Bible - McFee (1/26/2012)
Reviewed by (Alison Papenfus, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Clear comment with no nonsence or over-spiritualisation.
Wonderful Bible Study Tool! (12/31/2011)
Reviewed by (John King, Ben Wheeler, TX) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I have used an online audio version of Dr. McGee's TTB for years as a resource when preparing Bible study lessons. I was excited to see it was available for eSword as an add-on module, and at an affordable price. I particularly like that I can instantly see Dr. McGee's comment on a specific verse without having to find it within his comments on a series of verses around the "target" verse.
Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword PC (11/16/2011)
Reviewed by (Jim Lagnese, Avon, NY.) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
J. Vernon McGee's commentaries are a great source of information.
To have them right here on my computer as I study the Word is awesome. Thank you
Reviewed by (Robert Wood, Greeneville, TN, Greene) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I think Dr McGee's writtings and commentaries are the most insightful tools on the market today for the serious student of GOD'S word. Although he entered his eternal rest in 1988, his writing are still alive and will be until this earth age ends. He was a very intelligent man (that believed in the binary, plenary verbal inspiration of the Bible)that presented the Bible in a very understandable way, that is correct time line perspective. Well worth the money. If you are looking for some modern day presentation of God's word that goes along with the modern day church movement and the NIV, then this, mores likely, is not for you.
Reviewed by (Ernest Kamber Jr, Blairsville, GA) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
"Thru the Bible" Commentary is a must for any serious student of God's Word.
Reviewed by (Larry Schillinger, OFallon, MO) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Just purchased Jay Vernen Magee's 5 volume commentary. While reading/using it to prepare to teach, I could almost hear jay as he went thru the Bible. This commentary will be used for many years to come
Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword PC (9/7/2011)
Reviewed by (John P. Heskett, Parsons, TN) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Very satisfied with everything from e-sword.
McGee Review (7/28/2011)
Reviewed by (Terry Elson, Tuggeranong, ACT, Australia) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
McGee is a great expositor of the word. I used to listen to him daily when I lived in the US and found him to be one, easy to listen to and two, the teaching was very edifying. To now be able to read his comments on the scriptures as I study them, this is a great compliment to the other resources that are on e-Sword and a personal blessing as I receive his wonderful insight to God's word. This is great value for such a wealth of solid Bible commentary and a good tool in the hands of any student of the word.
Thru The Bible (7/20/2011)
Reviewed by (Kevin Johnson, Boone, Iowa) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
The "Thru The Bible" commentary by the late Dr. J. Vernon McGee is thoughtful, theologically and doctrinally sound, while maintaining great readibility and usability. It, like all of the resources from e-Sword, works seamlessly within the program. I highly recommend it for all lovers of God's Word!
My primary resource (6/29/2011)
Reviewed by (Loose Cannon, Lebanon, OR) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
Both the printed five books AND this download keyed to E-Sword are equally valuable in their own way.
Simple and Effective (6/28/2011)
Reviewed by (john garcia, Nancy, NAncy, France) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
McGee's Thru the Bible is a real gem. As a young church leader, i often have problems when attempting to keep my sermons as simple as possible, and Thru the Bible helps me do just that. Real life illustrations mixed with historical support makes this commentary very fun and easy to use.
A Not Very Deep Commentary (6/24/2011)
Reviewed by (Garth Milliner, Normanton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
I find e-Sword the best Bible resource available and use it every day. Commentaries are helpful in supporting study with in-depth reviews and comments. I purchased this commentary in the hope that a contemporary writer would have a good insight using the latest state of affairs in the world and in the light of contemporary events. I am, however, disappointed as the commentary is shallow and condescending. I will continue to use it. All commentaries should be judged in their use by the very scriptures they comment on. We can always trust the Holy Spirit to guide us if we ask Him. God bless the work and development of e-Sword.
Great Commentary (5/30/2011)
Reviewed by (Diane Levy, High Springs, FL) - Thru the Bible, 5 Vols. for e-Sword
McGee has some wonderful insights as he walks through the Bible. He makes the Bible come alive and personal. I use his thoughts when preparing Bible studies and sermons. There may be a few places where I disagree with him but not everyone will agree with everyone else and that is ok.