Ecclesiastes suggested readings

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  1. ccravens

    ccravens Puritan Board Freshman

    Hello,

    I'm looking for suggestions on any modern commentaries on this book of the bible. Emphasis on devotional and application. I've been reading and enjoying a lot of Tim Keller lately, if that helps any.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    I believe this is exactly what you are looking for. It was a great little read.

    Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End https://www.amazon.com/dp/1433556278/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Le5NCb0VTJ4AF
     
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    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

  4. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Gibson is good, but Ryken is better. Also consider O'Donnell in the Reformed Expository Commentary series. Just taught through Ecclesiastes, and found these to be very helpful. I also got a lot of help from Eaton (Tyndale series) and Provan (NIVAC series).
     
  5. ccravens

    ccravens Puritan Board Freshman

    We must have similar tastes, or how to gauge a good, appropriate-for-the-purpose book, because I ordered Gibson's book a few days ago, and was eyeballing Ryken on Amazon this morning!
     
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  6. ccravens

    ccravens Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks to you both. Gibson should be here today or Monday, and I just ordered Ryken.

    I guess I should have expanded my desire to say that I'm looking for a commentary devotional and practical, and also culturally relevant to today and apologetic.
     
  7. hammondjones

    hammondjones Puritan Board Sophomore

    Is it just me, or isn't there something mildly ironic in asking for many books on Ecclesiastes?
     
  8. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    There is a time to ask and a time to refrain from asking for commentaries.
     
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  9. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Sophomore

    Haha

    I do love the laughs. There is a time for serious reflection and a time to laugh.
    And in particular, it seems, a time to make cheesy Bible jokes :banana:
     
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  10. ccravens

    ccravens Puritan Board Freshman

    After reading both, I'd have to agree. Gibson gives some good, unique insights and I'm glad I purchased it. Ryken is just solid overall and very helpful.

    Thanks to all for the advice.
     
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