58 AD: A Study of 1 Corinthians by Jonathan Couper
This commentary on 1 Corinthians brings new insights from the Greek text which benefit both believer and student alike.
Jonathan has sought to put the epistle into its original context whilst at the same time bringing forth revelation for the modern day.
332 pages |Paperback
RRP £9.95 / $16.00
Jonathan Couper is a lover. He is a lover of the Truth, a lover of the Holy Spirit, and a lover of the Body of Christ and the individuals who make up that Body.
He approaches the Word with the humility of mind of a student; the dedication of a miner, searching for hidden treasure; and the loyalty of a true friend of God
His exegesis of 1 Corinthians is meat for the scholar and yet easily digestible food for a more casual reader. Although he is dealing with some of the most hotly debated scriptures in the Bible, he is able to navigate those waters where many have floundered in the past, with balance and wisdom.
Because of his deep desire to understand God's heart and help others to know Him as He is, Jonathan has masterfully interwoven scenes with Paul and the other disciples based on a study of their day which enhances the readers understanding and appreciation of 1 Corinthians and the Holy Spirit's intent as he gave revelation to Paul.
Jonathan's heart beats with passion for the Community of Believers, God's family. Religion keeps people out of God's house by demanding they believe in a particular way and behave accordingly. God's heart, as described by Jonathan, is that a person first belongs, then believes, and lastly behaves as a result of the first two experiences of belonging and believing. Some have read Corinthians and missed the point of belonging, focusing more on doctrine and behavior which Paul addresses. However, as Jonathan points out, this was within the context of a Community of Believers who belonged.
I believe this book was written out of revelation from the Holy Spirit. There is much to chew on in these pages. This is not a book to breeze through. It is one that should be read slowly, prayerfully and with the same attitude in which it was written: as a student seeking to learn; a miner digging for gold; and a friend of God seeking to know the heart of his Friend.
Faith Blatchford, Assoc. Minister Bethel Activation Ministry (BAM)
Bethel Church, Redding, California Founder and President, Age To Come www. faithblatchford.com