Stephen M. Vantassel
Joshua, Judges & Ruth for Everyone
Westminser John Knox Press, 2011
In the fifth volume of his Old Testament for Everyone series, John Goldingay provides a mix of devotional and theological commentary. He uses personal examples to introduce his commentary. The portions of Scripture he addresses are selective—he translates the narrative sections he finds significant and summarizes the remainder to avoid leaving gaps in the storyline. He provides his own translation of the text, which makes this book convenient for small groups.
Goldingay provides a book that will benefit anyone new to the Old Testament. He offers maps, introductions to each biblical book, and a glossary of less-familiar terms.