Book Review: Willmington’s Guide to the Bible by Dr. Harold L. Willmington

I have to admit there are two of Achilles’ heels when doing a review. One is big bulky books and two reference books. A big bulky book overwhelms me and a reference book makes me unworthy to review such category. Now here comes my greatest fear. One book has both of my weakness. Nevertheless, I will face my fears and give my opinion on this book.

“Willmington’s Guide to the Bible” is a colossal book that claims to be “all in one Bible resource”. Well it is and it should be considering the size of this book. This volume boast 8 books in one.

This reference tool is not a Study Bible meaning it doesn’t include the actual Bible. So you have on one hand on a Bible and the other one the “Willmington’s Guide to the Bible” (and I hope it won’t break your bones). With its bulkiness, you might ask yourself, when was the last time you used a hefty volume like this? It would be nice if this book comes with a CD version so it can be use over a PC. Maybe the size does overwhelm the user but one should not. Aside from the typical content of any reference books about the Bible, this book sure does give you much more. You might just stick with some online and free study Bible, but I tell you the “Willmington’s Guide to the Bible” has its own content you won’t find online. Also it is worth noting, this reference book covers some controversial issues (Calvinism and Arminianism, young earth creationism and old earth creationism etc.,) with a fair and balance look.

Dr. Harold L. Willmington did give us a dream book that carries the essentials in studying the Scriptures. Good for personal study and preachers preparing a sermon, “Willmington’s Guide to the Bible” will add some superb background. Get this excellent reference book at CLC Philippines.


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