Even though Richards has a devotional (which I have been through twice), I am using the Bible Reader's Companion this year for my quiet time and it is wonderful - rich with history, key verse, personal application and key concepts, this Companion is just that. It would be easy to understand for a lay person or new believer, and valuable to pastors and teachers as well. Just what one would expect from Lawrence O Richards! Absolutely superb!
I buy lots of books but have never written a review before. This book is so exceptional that I had to write a review for it. God has been prompting me to read the bible again (only my second time through). I have been so excited every morning to read my chapters in The Message and then read the summary in the Bible Reader's Companion. This book has really opened my eyes to understand God's word. I feel so very blessed and closer to God with the use of this book. It is teaching me God's word in an easy to read yet comprehensive way!
I just received this book from a friend and I love it. It is very detailed in helping me with the information that I need and helps me to better understand verses in Revelation. I don't feel you can go wrong in purchasing this book if you are looking for a good companion to study the Bible.