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Product Details

  • Series: The BE Series Commentary
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434767434
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434767431
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe is an internationally known Bible teacher and the former pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. For ten years he was associated with the Back to the Bible broadcast, first as Bible teacher and then as general director. Dr. Wiersbe has written more than 160 books, including the popular "BE" series of Bible commentaries, which has sold more than four million copies. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Warren W. Wiersbe is best known as a Bible teacher, author, and conference speaker. He has ministered in churches and conferences in Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and the United States. He has published more than 150 books and was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

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In this series, Wiersbe has a study or commentary for every book of the bible.
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I've read 5 chapters into this commentary and love it so far.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jonikik on June 8, 2001
Format: Paperback
As I read the new testament books of the bible and study carefully what it says and how to apply it to my life I usually turn to Warren Wiersbe for a great commentary and devotional. 1 Peter can be a bit overwhelming with all the references to submission and to suffering and rejoicing. Weirsbe's comments added clarity and devotional insight to a topic that is hard to grasp without time and repetition on the truth therein. If you are going to be using 1 Peter in group study I would highly recommend this BE HOPEFUL as a valuable resource for all. God Bless You as you study and apply! 4 stars not 5 because i would have liked MORE of it!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By photonut on November 1, 2010
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I've read 5 chapters into this commentary and love it so far. 1 Peter is one of my favorite books of the Bible. 1 Peter is a short read, but I love how Warren Wiersbe explains deeper insights and brings a personal and modern perspective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anna on March 8, 2013
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Would recommend this book if you are studying independently or in a group setting as a commentary to assist in interpreting scripture.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stacey VINE VOICE on June 8, 2009
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"Be Hopeful" by Warren Wiersbe is one of the most unique books I've read. It is labeled a commentary of 1 Peter, but it is unlike any commentary I've ever seen - maybe I need to read more of these. Rather, it reads like a Bible study. It's loaded with thought-provoking study questions for personal reflection of group discussion, so it would be a great way to study 1 Peter alone or with a group.

And the best part is that this book is part of a series of "Be" commentaries. I will definitely be on the lookout for these books.
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In BE HOPEFUL, Warren Wiersbe takes readers step by step through 1 Peter and comments on the suggestions and insights the apostle gives for living the life God expects. I found it a bit repetitive but not enough to be annoying. There were a few grammatical errors, like punctuation and misuses such as “the delay gave my wife and I.” Overall, however, I liked the book. It covers important ideas for the Christian.
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By Jacky Dewar on June 16, 2014
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I love the Wiersbe study series. He writes in an easy-to-read way without losing anything along the way. I would recommend this study for anyone looking for an overview of 1 Peter.
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By GolDman75 on June 4, 2014
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Warren Wiersbe is an excellent speaker and writer. the "Be series" commentaries are both reliable and very readable! I plan on purchasing many more books from this commentary series.
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The set up, content, teaching style, and writing in this book made a self study manageable. Will definitely do the companion book and other studies!!
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