Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee


Simple Teaching of the Whole Bible

Full 5-volume set of Dr. McGee’s radio messages from the popular “Thru the Bible” program were recorded, transcribed, and published, giving us this well-known commentary series. The series is meant to be a “simple teaching of the whole Bible for the masses of the world.”

Augmented with Dr. McGee’s own observations and experiences, these commentaries are engaging, fun, and written specifically to meet the needs of lay readers as well as pastors and teachers.

Features include:

  • Introductory sections
  • Detailed outlines
  • Paragraph-by-paragraph discussion
  • Dr. McGee’s personal observations and experiences
  • Vol. 1 Genesis – Deuteronomy (Original size 640 pgs)
  • Vol. 2 Joshua – Psalms (Original size 896 pgs)
  • Vol. 3 Proverbs – Malachi (Original size 1040 pgs)
  • Vol. 4 Matthew – Romans (Original size 768 pgs)
  • Vol. 5 1Corinthians – Revelation (Original size 1080 pgs)
  • Total 4424 pgs

Specifically writing to meet the needs of lay Bible readers as well as clergy, Dr. McGee deliberately avoids ‘the straitjacket of printed prose and lofty verbiage.’ His plain writing and lively approach make biblical truth understandable and Bible study more enjoyable. An introductory section and a detailed outline preface the discussion of each book. Each chapter is examined through a careful, paragraph-by-paragraph discussion of all significant verses.

Radio messages from J. Vernon McGee delighted and enthralled listeners for years with simple, straightforward language and clear understanding of the Scripture. Now enjoy his personable, yet scholarly, style in this 60-volume set of commentaries that takes you from Genesis to Revelation with new understanding and insight. Each volume includes introductory sections, detailed outlines and a thorough, paragraph-by-paragraph discussion of the text. A great choice for pastors – and even better choice for the average Bible reader and student!



The radio broadcasts of the Thru the Bible Radio five-year program were transcribed, edited, and published first in single-volume paperbacks to accommodate the radio audience. From the beginning there was a demand that they be published in a more permanent form and in fewer volumes. This new hardback edition is an attempt to meet that need.
There has been a minimal amount of further editing for this publication. Therefore, these messages are not the word-for-word recording of the taped messages which went out over the air. The changes were necessary to accommodate a reading audience rather than a listening audience.
These are popular messages, prepared originally for a radio audience. They should not be considered a commentary on the entire Bible in any sense of that term. These messages are devoid of any attempt to present a theological or technical commentary on the Bible. Behind these messages is a great deal of research and study in order to interpret the Bible from a popular rather than from a scholarly (and too-often boring) viewpoint.
We have definitely and deliberately attempted “to put the cookies on the bottom shelf so that the kiddies could get them.”
The fact that these messages have been translated into many languages for radio broadcasting and have been received with enthusiasm reveals the need for a simple teaching of the whole Bible for the masses of the world.
I am indebted to many people and to many sources for bringing this volume into existence. I should express my especial thanks to my secretary, Gertrude Cutler, who supervised the editorial work; to Dr. Elliott R. Cole, my associate, who handled all the detailed work with the publishers; and finally, to my wife Ruth for tenaciously encouraging me from the beginning to put my notes and messages into printed form.
Solomon wrote, “… of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh” (Eccl. 12:12). On a sea of books that flood the marketplace, we launch this series of THRU THE BIBLE with the hope that it might draw many to the one Book, The Bible.
J. Vernon McGee

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Gary Morris
Through the Bible with J. Vernon McGee

Worth every penny I paid for it. I have been a reader and listener of McGee's ministry for years. I love the way this application interacts with theWord. Bible software. I frequently use it as I read and study the Bible. I highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for an outstanding Bible commentary for use with theWord..

5 book series

While the 5 book series is not verbatim what you hear on the radio version of Thru The Bible Radio, it is a wonderful resource for those who prefer to have something written or to use along side hearing the program. The preface of the texts state that the 5 year program was transcribed, edited and published to accommodate the reading audience. I find using both very helpful. I love that the Lord provided Rev. McGee to guide me through the scriptures. I will be ever grateful. May God richly bless you, my beloved.