This is written so plainly that it could be used as a helpful companion to Bible study, and yet would please a pastor in message preparation. The pastoral epistles are a vital key to church leadership, order and peace. Dr Barcley presents their truths admirably. There are about 30 lengthy sections of 'application' spread through the book, and these are very useful. Some of the commentaries currently being produced for personal Bible study are absurdly oversimplified, while others are too complex. This volume is successful in avoiding technical language, but giving substantial material.