CUSTOMER REVIEWSThe MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
MacArthur Commentary ROCKS! (5/11/2014)
Reviewed by (Chuck Starr, Lowell, NC) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I've used Spurgeon and Henry for commentary notes for years--and will continue using them. But I needed a contemporary source for my personal Bible studies and the studies I share with others. MacArthur's Commentary fits my needs perfectly. I like the brevity of the comments and the cross referencing that he provides. His insights are very refreshing. I normally will try to put his thoughts in my own words, but sometimes I can't help but copy and paste word for word. Having an e-copy of the commentary allows me more time in my study. As a whole e-sword has been my constant companion for years. I even take it with me on mission trips to Honduras. I "never leave home without it."
Excellent Dispensationalist commentary (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Jason Blum, Springfield, MO) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I've been a fan of John MacArthur's commentary for years. He presents a very fundamental commentary with a dispensationalist perspective. It's not as wordy as some other commentaries I've used, but that only because he focuses on established facts rather than opinion.
Good Commentary (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Enoch Daniell, Fayetteville, GA) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I have several commentaries but my preference is McArthur. Some commentaries are too long, go into too much detail, etc. McArthur is very concise giving only essential information. I use it primarily.
Incredible Resource (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Francis Mtema, Francistown, North East, Botswana) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
My understanding of the bible has been greatly enhanced by the Commentary. The fact that a bible verse and the commentary appear automatically on the same screen makes the application very user friendly.
Reviewed by (Ralph Brumbaugh, York, Nebraska) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I have the MacArthur Study bible and I find this title adds little if anything to the study bible. It only gives a brief summary of a series of verses which if one already owns the study bible is of little further help.
MacArthur Bible Commentary (8/18/2013)
Reviewed by (john shaffer, fruit cove, fl) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
e-word is far and away the best and the commentaries are no different. nothing but the best and easy to study the bible - i use it on my ipad iphone and PC - LOVE IT
I have a bible that is a commentary bible of his s (5/14/2013)
Reviewed by (Marvin James, Amelia, Va) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I have a bible that is a commentary bible of his so I was pleased to be able to get it on my i-pad since I now use it the majority of the time. The flexability of the e-sword program makes it my bible study source 95% of the time.
Great addition to my e-library (4/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Terry Slone, BIRMINGHAM, AL - Alabama) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I recently purchased the MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Study and have been very pleased with my purchase. I enjoy reading John MacArthur's works and am glad e-Study made this commentary available. I would love to have MacArthur's expanded study notes but I understood that this a condensed product before I purchased it. I absolutely love e-Study! I am a Sunday School teacher and use e-Study in preparation for my lessons each week. Thanks for providing this helpful tool! May God bless your ministry!
Great tool for preparing Sunday School lessons and (4/13/2013)
Reviewed by (Robert Clinton, Perry, MI) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Great tool for preparing Sunday School lessons and short devotionals. Chapter summaries would be helpful (hence the four stars instead of five).
Slightly disappointed (4/2/2013)
Reviewed by (Jim Lagnese, Hennrietta, N.Y., USA.) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Some what helpful, not as good as I'd hoped.
Great Resourse (4/2/2013)
Reviewed by (Jim Walker, Alcolu, SC) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
MacArthur always provides an excellent commentary on scripture.
Please change the name! (12/1/2012)
Reviewed by (Mark Van Swol, Hodges, SC) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I agree with many comments that the notes are good. I think that the name commentary makes you think there is going to be more than just one or two lines on each passage. E-sword is a great tool and I appreciate it very much. MacArthur is a great teacher and I appreciate him very much too. However, I would change the name to Bible Study Notes.
Similar to the real study bible (12/1/2012)
Reviewed by (everett bruce, greensboro, nc) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
My old MacArthur study bible has fallen to shreds from years of use so I was ecstatic when I saw that I could add it to the e-sword. His commentary is basic and he doesn't tear into some of the verses that I would have sunk my teeth into. But its good to look down and every now and then and know that you didn't misinterpret something.
Satisfying Product! (10/12/2012)
Reviewed by (Jarkko Tuokkola, Oulu, Oulun laani, Finland) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Lucid Christian interpretation of almost every verse of the Holy Bible!
Reviewed by (shelton young, sumter, SC) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I am a big fan of John McArthur's expositional bible teaching, but I am so disappointed in his commentary.
It appears to be incomplete and was rushed to publication even though I know he worked years on the product.
Excellent Bible Commentary (8/16/2012)
Reviewed by (James Patterson, Enfield, Middlesex, United KIngdom) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
As a Minister, broadcaster on Radio and Television, I have gained much personal help for many years from the Bible Teaching Ministry of John MacArthur, thorugh his books and Radio Broadcasts. I am delighted to now have his excellent Bible Commentary on my PC as part of the excellent e-Sword study resources. It is easy to use and is such a help to me. Thanks sincerely for making the resource available.
The commentary is helpful in understanding the scr (8/10/2012)
Reviewed by (Jennifer Batson, Floresville, Texas) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
The commentary is helpful in understanding the scripture as a whole as well as individual verses. It also gives history which is helpful in learning about the people and their cultural. Which in turn one can relate it to today's life styles and situations. I find the commentary to be very helpful!
Reviewed by (Johann North, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
e-Sword is by far the best program I have ever used. It is so much more than just an electronic bible. The ability to plug in different types of modules is fantastic. I purchsed the MacArthur commentary and the NKJV bible which are my prefered sources. I never use my print editions any more and the productivity gains of an electronic version are substantial.
I'm well pleased with "e-Sword" (7/16/2012)
Reviewed by (Dayeton Larson, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I've had e-Sword pretty well since its' beginning, among many "other" Bible study programs, tools, etc... The price I've paid for them total many hundreds of dollars that have caused me much grief since upgrading from DOS, Windows3.1, ~ finally Windows 7. I've had to drop those other Bible programs and just declare them as a loss, or a "support for their ministries" and I've set my desires on e-Sword only. Yes, I'm very well pleased with e-Sword and the support that is there, and I do hope and pray that it continnues.
macarthur commentary (5/30/2012)
Reviewed by (randy madon, crewe, va) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
it is what it is. the notes from the study bible. short to the point with meat on most verses.
The MacArthur Bible Commentary (5/30/2012)
Reviewed by (Stephen Bowman, Waterford, CA) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Always very good
Good Resource! (5/14/2012)
Reviewed by (Filipe Teixeira, Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Good Addition To My Library (5/10/2012)
Reviewed by (DebbieLynne Kespert, Randolph, Massachusetts) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
This commentary mirrors the MacArthur Study Bible notes rather than being an extensive commentary, and I purchased it with that understanding. It compliments the other commentaries I use very well.
THE MOST EXCELLENT COMENTARY! (5/10/2012)
Reviewed by (PAPADATOS ARISTOTLE, Athens, Attiki, Greece) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
THE MOST EXCELLENT COMENTARY!!
Very good commentary (5/1/2012)
Reviewed by (Marco Castro, Kansas City,, MO.) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
This is a very good tool for bible study. I really like it.
Great Commentary, But.... (3/17/2012)
Reviewed by (Arlie Edwards, Wills Point, Texas) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I happen to think John MacArthur is the best conservative Christian source available today and therefore I give the commentary 5 stars.
Just in a few words, so glad to see this item onli (2/28/2012)
Reviewed by (Ray Payne, Schroon Lake, NY) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Just in a few words, so glad to see this item online with eSword/eStudySource because it has been an most valuable Bible study tool for some time ... thank you for making this possible!
Very helpfull with my bible studies, a very direct (2/28/2012)
Reviewed by (Roger LaValla, Metamora, Mi) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Very helpfull with my bible studies, a very direct look.
Great Product, Though Not Quite What I Expected (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Jonathan Hamilton, Atlantic Mine, MI) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Great commentary, very much enjoy MacArthur. However, I did not realize it was simply the study bible notes in e-form. I thought it would be more in depth than my study Bible notes, and was a bit disappointed to simply have the notes I already have in study Bible form digitized. Wish the description would have been a little more clear on the product, but it may prove helpful in the future to have the study Bible notes in e-form.
Great starter Commentary (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Leandro Chico, Greenfield, Wisconsin) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
The MacArthur Commentary is a good starter commentary. It is basic in its format and it does not go in-depth into any given text. With that said, MacArthur covers the entire Bible in this commentary providing a thorough pastoral and doctrinal commentary on the Bible. This commentary will not replace the necessary dictionaries for original languages but I still give it a 5-star review because MacArthur is right-on in his interpretation of the text and this commentary is meant to be more of a Bible Study notes aid than a full in-depth commentary.
MacArthur critical review (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (John Floyd, Meridian, MS) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
While I truly respect and admire Mr. MacArthur as a teacher and while I am pretty sure his book commentary is excellent as a book, it does not to be so strong and helpful here with all the other commentarys. I am used to more information (like Henry)and MacArthur is light and brief, not going deep in most references. Also, others have active scripture vers links to bring up the wording of the scripture being studied and Mac's does not (that I see). Sorry to less than elated... Blessings, with humility. PS I give eSward a 5-STAR rating and love it as my preferred study tool.
Nice complementary review (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Jay W, El Granada, CA) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
This is a nice complement to other commentaries you might have. It has definitions and explanations, as well as the commentary. It brings a nice balance to a collection of commentaries. I would say it's a 'must' for any commentary collection.
MacArthur Commentary (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Mike Smith, Old Hickory, TN) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
This is an excellent abbreviated commentary when you just want a quick explanation of a passage and the book intros are very well done. Hopefully MacArthur's full commentary series will be made available for e-Sword someday.
John MacArthur Commentaries (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Angel Dideles, Union City, California) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
e-sword is the best tool in learning God's word and how to share it to others. I highly recommend e-sword to friends as part of their spiritual growth and maturity to the Lord Jesus Christ.
big help (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Vauughn Van Liew, LaPaz, Bolivia, bolivia) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Good deal/easy down load/great study help, it would be nice if the verse connection showed up all at one time in the chapter heading
MacArthur Bible Notes (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Michael Oakes, Redcar, Cleveland, England) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I've just had this e-sword commentary for a week, and it appears to be the same as MacArthur Notes that are added to the MacArthur Study Bible. The benefit of the commentary on e-sword is the ease of copying and pasting into your own study & topic Notes.
A good lite snack (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Steve Davis, Atlanta, GA) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
The MacArthur commentary provides some basic clarification (1-2 lines) on most verses but is not very in-depth. Good if you are looking for very simple commentary but may leave you hungry if you have a big appetite for The Word.
The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword PC (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Kevin Breitbarth, Brimfield, Il) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
The MacArthur Commentary is an excellent resource for those who want a single text commentary of the entire Bible. One must understand that this is not an exhaustive commentary nor was it intended to be, it was designed to be a paired down version of his complete commentary set which can cost near $500 dollars. This commentary hits most points but does not go as indepth so that MacArthur can provide his wisdom and insight within a single text commentary.
As with all MacArthur writings you will find that this commentary is that is written from a conservative Reformed Theology Christian viewpoint, which is why I purchased it. I have used this commentary to increase my knowledge, to develop Sunday school presentations, as well as using it for sermon during my preparation.
I originally owned the hardback copy of MacArthur's Commentary but I had to re-purchase the E-book version because I gave away my original copy to a Hispanic migrant worker that I had befriended, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, led to Christ. He had so many questions, and many frustrations, because of the differences between the English and Spanish languages. My migrant ffriend was bipolar and Satan also used that to confuse and discourage him from studying God's word. By using the MacArthur Commentary I was able to confirm my answers to him by showing him MacArthur's comments on the issue. My Hispanic friend was a very intelligent person and asked very deep and extremely well thought out questions. Having John MacArthur's commentary available to use was a literal godsend to answering his deep questions. Prior to my friend returning to Mexico after the canning season was over I gave him my hardback copy so that he would have conservative Biblical answers to his many probing questions.
I liked the fact that I was able to purchase the commentary while it was on sale from eStudySource. It was much cheaper than purchasing the hardback and lugging it around with me everywhere I go as much of my preparation is done outside an office.
I gave the John MacArthur Commentary five stars because it was exactly what it proclaimed to be...an excellent conservative Reformed Theology single text commentary that will build your Christian knowledge and assist you with anything from simple Bible study to sermon preparation.
May God bless you in your Christian walk and work.
Not as full as I had hoped (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Ivana Rix, Vienna, Va) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
MacArthur is always very sound, but I was a bit disappointed in that the verse comments were somewhat sparse. So far when I looked for further insight and explanation I did not find it. But up to now I have only tested it in Matthew. That's why we use a number of commentaries.
MacArthur Bible Commentary (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Barry Wilson, Fairfield, Ohio) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I am a pastor and E Sword has become incredibly valuable to me as I prepare for sermons or Bible Study groups. It has literally cut my preparation time by as much as 1/3 of the time due to the ease of finding the resources, Bible verses, and commentary that is needed in preparation. That may not sound like much to some, but when you are preparing for 2 sermons, 2 Bible study classes, and the occasional guest speaker appearance, all on a weekly basis, that amounts to hours of available time to do other pastoral duties. Thank you for providing this valuable resource.
Excellent Resource (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Chuck Kohl, Ludlow, IL) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
A valuable study resource!
Not as thorough as I hoped (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Mark Cain, GREENWOOD, Delaware) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I work at Bible translation for a tribal group of people in Colombia, S.A. I have heard McArthur's teaching so thought his commentary would be just as in depth. I have found it to be shallow to me, so the buy was a disappointment.
McArthur commentary (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Ulises Rodas, North Las Vegas, Nevada) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Very good addition to my esword.
Reviewed by (David Bernhardt, Coleman, Florida) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I was well pleased so far. My pastor has the book it is thick, meaning their is a lot of wisdom in God word. Thank you for doing it for computer and e -sword.
Very Helpful Commentary (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Roger Johnson, Oak Ridge, TENNESSEE) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I have over 40 Bible commentaries loaded into e-Sword and I find that I use the MacArthur commentary literally every day along with Bible Knowledge Commentary. John MacArthur is more concise than most.
Best Commentary Available (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Ryan Pitt, Wallingford, CT) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
This Bible commentary is truly the best I have used. Excellent exposition of the texts which really helps to understand and link Biblical truths.
not that good (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Thomas Wlassak, Fortaleza, CEARÁ, Brasil) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I have at home the english, spanish and portuguese version of Mc Arthur Bible. The eletronic version seems to be shortened, not verse-by-verse organized.
LD Noland comments (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Larry Noland, Taylorsville, Kentucky) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
very satisfied with the commentary
e-Sword is Simply the Best (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Mark Ryburn, Charlotte, NC) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I have 3 other Bible sofware programs on my PC, but e-Sword is the one I go to first and the one I use the most. It's also the easiest to use. I have benefitted greatly from the notes in the MacArthur Study Bible and am thankful to have his notes on my PC. e-Sword gives me those notes in an affordable, easy to download format.
Concise help (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Roger Myers, Hollidaysburg, PA) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
This is a brief set of notes and is very helpful for quick reference. Provides helpful linguistic observations, brief background notes, and some cross references. Not all verses contain notes. It is not a detailed commentary such as Dr. MacArthur's printed commentaries. Nevertheless, it is a fine addition to the e-Sword Bible study library.
MacArthur Bible Commentary (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Philip Carey, Overland Park, KS) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Great commentary to add to my library by a great Bible expositor. I throughly enjoy his notes and insights. I highly recommend it for any student of the Bible.
Reviewed by (William Pinkerton, Escondido, CA) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
The commentary is easy to read and yet goes into depth on scripture.
Also it has a lot of cross references which is great. Over all it
is of great help even to the every day lay person.
High Value Addition to Your eLibrary (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Stephen Hill, Charlottesville, VA) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
What a wonderful, cost-effective addition to your Bible study library! McArthur doesn't mince words, and it's always nice to read commentary written in modern day English.
Succinct Study Guide (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Neil Crawford, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
The John MacArthur commentary has proved to be a very useful study guide. I respect John MacArthur’s lifetime of study and devotion to the Word of God. His succinct outlines and easily understood explanations have been just what I needed to confirm or clarify matters when required. I am certainly delighted that I purchased this addition to my e-Sword program.
MacArthur Bible Commentary (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Lou Ella Dryer, Payson, Arizona) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I use E-Sword more than any other Bible help on the internet.
When I saw that E-Sword had John MacArthur's Bible Commentary on E-Sword I did not need to hesitate to get it. I am very excited to have it with all the others. I will probably go to his first since I believe he is a very good Spiritual teacher and right on.
Thank you, E-Sword.
An Essential Study Tool (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Rob Farr, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
I have been waiting for this commentary to become available in electronic form and I was delighted to find it on e-Sword.
Dr MacArthur is a highly-respected Biblical scholar, and his works are always worth consulting in sermon preparation and Bible study.
It is an absolutely invaluable study resource and I would highly recommend it to all, especially in this easy-to-use electronic form.
Thanks so much for a wonderful addition to my e-Sword library.
One of the Best Bible Commentaries (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Tara Green, Matthews, NC) - The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
Praise God that e-sword now offers John MacArthur's commentary on the Bible! I have been blessed by the MacArthur study Bible and now it is available within e-sword. Can't wait to study the Bible and get MacArthur's extensive study notes with the wealth of spiritual and Biblical information just a click away. Thank you eStudySource!