So we have been spending a little time reading through Ecclesiastes for the last week and a half and we will wrap things up tomorrow with Ecclesiastes 12. Some of you may have had your interest piqued by the book of Ecclesiastes and want to go deeper. Here are a couple of great resources I pulled off my shelf and have helped me get some meaning and application from the book of Ecclesiastes.
The first book I would recommend is A Life Well Lived: A Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes (affiliate link) by Tommy Nelson. This book is written in a regular non-fiction book format and is an easy read for someone who isn’t used to using commentaries. The author uses lots of great illustrations and packs in a great deal of application. You can catch it at Amazon.com for about $11.00 (affiliate links).
The second book I would recommend is Ecclesiastes: Total Life (Everyman’s Bible Commentary)(affiliate link) By Walter Kaiser. It is a great resource to get into the grit of what Ecclesiastes is all about. Several years ago when I lead a college group through the book of Ecclesiastes I picked this book up. Its no long in print and I think the only way you can get it now is from a used book seller. I think I found my copy on Amazon.com (affiliate like) or maybe allbookstores.com (which is where I go to compare amazon against the other book retailers and get the best price or find an old book no longer out of print).