It’s amazing how much can change in a year.
For as long as I have been writing Escape to Reality, readers have been asking, “Paul, why don’t you write a commentary?” and my reply has always been, “It’s not gonna happen.”
My reluctance was based on brutal experience.
It took me two years to write a verse-by-verse commentary of Matthew 24 for a book called AD70 and the End of the World. It took nearly as long to write a commentary for Revelations 2 and 3 (Letters from Jesus).
That’s four years to cover a grand total of 102 verses.
At that pace I calculated it would take me more than 300 years to write a commentary for the whole New Testament.
So no, it wasn’t going to happen.
Except it has.
In January this year, I felt strongly impressed to give it a shot and in less than nine months we have this new thing called The Grace Commentary which now has commentary for 1,500 verses!
How did that happen?
I honestly can’t account for it except to say the grace of God has brought this project to life.
Who is the Grace Commentary for?
It’s for people who ask this question:
How do I read this verse through the lens of grace?
I get asked that question every day by readers. Perhaps you have even asked me that question. Now instead of waiting for me to answer (and being disappointed when I don’t), you can get an instant answer straight from the Grace Commentary, any time of the day, any day of the week.
We still have a long way to go, but we’ve made a solid start. 1500 verses. My hope is that you and your family will find the Grace Commentary a useful tool as you grow in grace.
If you believe the Grace Commentary is a worthwhile project, here are three ways you can support it:
- Pray for wisdom/strength/inspiration as I write
- Add a link to The Grace Commentary on your website (incoming links help the commentary get noticed by Google)
- Become a financial partner
Why does a commentary need money? It may surprise you to learn that the Grace Commentary website is more expensive to run than Escape to Reality, thanks to all the techy stuff under the hood. BUt hopefully it is worth it.
Become a partner in this exciting venture, and you’ll be investing in something truly worthwhile. Even in these early stages, the Grace Commentary is helping hundreds of people a week.
Whether you support the commentary or not, I hope you use it, and I hope you find it helpful.
Grace and peace,
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