Understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles - The House of God and its Service

John Heading, Aberystwyth

Category: Book Review

405 pages. U.K. sales: available from the author (see rear cover for address); £2 plus 50p postage. U.S.A. and countries with these distri­butors: Walterick Publishers, Kansas City, U.S.A.; $7-95.

There are not many studies on the books of Chronicles to be found. In the preface the author remarks on the fact that such are unusual. The present study is the result of three years Bible Readings in the local assembly. The method therefore adopted is a continual run of comments on the text and narratives. This means that the matter is dealt with in an exhaust­ive way. The book commends itself more as a handbook for reference than for general reading.

The main objective of our brother is to trace the development of truth relating to the House of God in the histories recorded. This objective is never lost sight of. The priestly background to the histories is made abundantly clear. It is good to note that wherever possible such truth is related to New Testament teaching and practice. This gives the book an up-to-date practical value.

The chapter divisions of the book are helpful and will assist the student in noting the ideas in each chapter. They mark not only the historical movements of the nation but also some of the spiritual developments. The highlights of revival are noted but also timely warnings of those evidences of apostasy and departure. Many points made have great relevance for assembly life today.

We can recommend this comprehensive study to all who wish to study the Chronicles more deeply.  A.T.S.

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ISSUE (1980, Volume 31 Issue 3)

Be Filled with the Spirit

The Betrayal Foretold

Five Distinct Commissions

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Grace and Glory of Christ, Philippians 2. 4-11

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 11-17

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Some Doctrinal Considerations

Understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles - The House of God and its Service

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The Merchants and the Children

The King and the Multitudes

Fruitfulness and Repentance

Communicating Spiritual Things by Spiritual Means

Service with Tears

Acts, A Study in New Testament Christianity

Divine Assessment and Witness

Epaphras, a Faithful Minister of Christ

Paul’s Charge to Timothy, The First Epistle to Timothy

Prophecy and the Present Age

Groupings Amongst Men

The Rapture and Subsequent Events

Summary of Daniel and Revelation

The Four Kingdom Amongst Men

Apostasy and Its End

How I was called to Salvation and Service - Introduction

Divine Involvement in Assembly Service

Types and Shadows in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles - The House of God and its Service

Do You Pray for the Lord’s Servants?

Greater Than

Conversion, Baptism and Service

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly

Luke’s Life of Christ

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly (Part 2)

Prayer, Power, Plenitude, 1. 15 to 2. 10

Position, Privilege, Peace, 2. 11-22

Prisoner, Promise, Preaching, Prayer, Eph. 3. 1-21

Practical: Prophets, Pastors, Perfecting, 4. 1-16

Practical Conduct - Part 1: 4. 17-32

Practical Conduct - Part 2: 5. 1-20

Personal Relationships in the Family, 5. 21 to 6. 9

Power, Protection, Prayer, 6. 10-24

Parents and Children

Daily Bible Readings

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 1)

What the Bible Teaches Vol. 6 John

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 2)

The Maturity of Writer and Readers

Giving and Keeping

Purpose, Predestination, Pleasure, Praise, 1. 1-14


As Unknown and yet Well Known

The Beauty of the Assembly

The Holy Assembly


Zion (2)

Are You a Trustee?

The Lord's Titles


The Mount of Transfiguration

Genealogy of the Priests

Both Small and Great

Book Reviews

The Unity of the Godhead

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Letters of Commendation - Additional Notes

How Amiable Are Thy Tabernacles

Twenty-One Years Ago

They Continued Steadfastly

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Matthew 21 - The Context of the Chapter

The Vineyard and the Stone

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