5 Stars (out of 5) ... a simple but intelligent analysis ... appreciated by a wide range of readers ~ Diane Taylor
expertly written ... feeds the seeking and open mind ...
opens the closed heart ... encouraging as it is enlightening ... I can
thoroughly recommend to all ~ Rev. Colin, Wales
for devotional reading or for personal or small group study ... this book will
find a worthy spot among my study materials ... ~
source for personal or group study ... a meaningful study for the layperson and a
useful go-to resource for preachers ... worthwhile resource ~ Kirkus Reviews
stimulating, practical, and
well thought out ... this book is highly recommended ~ Richard R. Blake
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. Aside from the fresh look at the Pearl of
Great Value parable, I especially enjoyed the addendum addressing the gifts
brought by Magi to a young Christ Jesus.
~ Benjamin Potter
an accomplished writer... informative and interesting... I really enjoyed the book and appreciate your "graceful" approach to interpreting the scriptures. ~ Maggie Harding
This is an excellent Bible study. Mr. Russell really develops
insights that I hadn't appreciated before in One Precious Pearl. He writes clearly so that the material is
easily understood by both clergy and laity. It was very edifying for me to read.
~ William J. Petersen, Emeritus Senior
Acquisitions Editor, Baker Book House and Fleming H. Revell
Russell has shown his best work, in the development of the concept of the
Church as a pearl of great price. Throughout this study there is a development
of analogical thought, where the latent imagery of the pearl is made clear for
the modern reader.
content is superior throughout. He has drawn on a natural science and Biblical
thought without violating either. I have learned a great deal about the concept
of a pearl and have appreciated more the concept of the Church as the Pearl of
Christ." ~ Ronald B. Allen, Senior Professor of Bible
Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
will never think of a pearl in the same light again. I absolutely love the way
you have drawn a parallel between the pearl and the Church. This is inspired! ~ Elizabeth Hightower, Women's Ministry Leader, Laurelwood
have been Christians for over 40 years, but never have been so enlightened and
enriched as we have been by the in-depth study of the One Precious Pearl. You have
given us new meaning and insight. ~ Jerry & Maureen Shoop, Senior Pastor
ONE PRECIOUS PEARL A God's Design for His Church
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"Again the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he had found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had, and bought it."
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