I wanted to send a note to say how very much I enjoyed your exposition of the great book of Romans. I teach Bible at Golden State Baptist College in Santa Clara, CA and am going to use it as our text supplement for this fall. …I especially like how you stay true to the doctrinal standards of the historic faith. I realize how your works have must have helped many.
I am a pastor and instructor at Carolina Bible Institute and Seminary. I have used your Exploring Commentaries for many years for research, Bible study, sermon preparation and as textbooks in the classroom. I tell my students, “If you want to become better expositors of the Scriptures, study the works of the great expositors like John Phillips.”
Dr. Phillips, I wanted to thank you for your hard work and books. I now use your books as reference in my quiet time. The way you master the language is so skillful; it instills beauty and joy into the words. A fellow translator read “Exploring the Scriptures,” and she is equally impressed. Another friend reads your books when he has free time. We are all amazed that commentaries can be a poem, a song and also a story. In your hands, something simple and small becomes encouraging and enlightening.
I have benefited from Dr. Phillips’ written ministry more times than I care to remember. I am presently reading through “Exploring the Future” which in my opinion is the best prophetical book presently available. I have enjoyed every one of his “Exploring commentary series and have found his wonderful devotional work “View From Mt. Calvary” so very sweet and Christ-exalting!
I consider Dr. Phillips a hero of the faith and rejoice to call him my friend. Everywhere I go I see the evidence of his incredible ministry…and hear from pastors who share what a blessing you are to their churches. There are untold thousands all over the country who say the same things.
Only eternity will reveal the impact of your writing and speaking.
Recently I was talking to missionaries and we were discussing who we like to read. We were all in agreement that our favorite author/commentator for the book of Psalms is John Phillips!
I always tell my Bible study class that I use Dr. Phillips’ books, and I recommend that they purchase them too. I have found his books to be a fantastic resource; it feels like they were written just for me!
Dr. Phillips, I just wanted to write to say how much your life’s work has meant to me. Whenever I preach on any subject or book, I always check to see if you have written on that subject. You are a huge blessing to me.
I just finished reading the Epistle of Peter…as usual, I laid the book down with a refreshing sigh and wiped the tears from my eyes…I’m thankful that God gave Dr. Phillips the extraordinary ability to “see” and understand the Word as he studied it, and the ability to express what he saw in so eloquent a way…and for the Holy Spirit who gives me light to be able to take in, relish and apply those wonderful truths.
I have been reading “The View From Mt. Calvary” and I cannot begin to describe how it is impacting my life…I do not believe any other [book] has had such a profound effect on my life…I will read and reread it until our Lord comes. It is as if Dr. Phillips had the power to transport the reader to the very foot of Jesus’ cross to breathe and intensely experience what our Lord was doing for each and every one of us who is willing to feel it deep within our souls.