Bonnie Thurston, after years as a university and seminary professor, lives quietly in her home state of West Virginia. She is the author or editor of fifteen theological books, including Philippians in the Sacra Pagina series; Religious Vows, the Sermon on the Mount, and Christian Living; The Spiritual Landscape of Mark (Liturgical Press) and For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer (University of Notre Dame Press). Her poetry appears frequently in religious periodicals and has been published in two small collections from Three Peaks Press in Wales, The Heart's Lands and Hints and Glimpses.
... edifying to all Christian groups.The Catholic Biblical Quarterly ... an excellent introduction and discussion of pertinent issues that will be of interest and use to ... scholars, students, clergy and religious educators... a valuable contribution to the Sacra Pagina series.Toronto Journal of Theology ...form a formidable programme for continuous reading, but a sensible and judicious selection from the material offered will enrich any reader anxious to grow in the knowledge and love of Scripture, and of the world in which it arose.The Way ... a welcome addition to the series, and will be useful to preachers in particular.Interpretation I sincerely recommend this book to Bible professionals, clergy, theologian students, and laity committing to the Holy Scripture. Though it is not difficult to find good commentaries on the letter to Philippians and the letter to Philemon, this book has its own characteristic readers are not allowed to miss.China Graduate School of Theology Newsletter Thurston's avowed concentration upon prayer and spirituality is to be welcomed in a field of scientific study that too often forgets the ultimate purpose of the Bible, which is to build up the community of faith.Cistercian Studies Quarterly I have made use of the commentary in sermon preparation and it is very good.West Virginia Christian Church News Each of the authors of these commentaries does great justice to the beauty of these Pauline materials, providing a fresh working translation and theologically sensitive analysis of the text. Readers who might want to plunge deeply into Paul's theology could do well to start here.The Bible Today