A few weeks ago I finished reading Brother Bob’s book, the Golden Sceptre, a commentary on the book of Esther. I don’t read many commentaries, and I very seldom recommend them to anyone. After all, you’ll never find a better commentary on the Bible than the Bible itself. The book of Esther, along with the Song of Solomon, is something of an outlier in the Old Testament, in that no mention of God is made anywhere. This on its own should lead us as believers to conclude that it is a book rife with typology, just like the Song of Solomon. Whereas the Lord may not appear in either of these books by name, He is most certainly there in type. As far as I’m concerned, Brother Bob’s book is especially effective in this area, as a lesson on identifying types in your Bible. Don’t get me wrong, it is more than a study on typology, much more; I mean that even if there were nothing else to glean, all the same I would have come away with a sharper eye for types and antitypes in the Bible, which is an invaluable asset for any Bible student. I may advise people to steer clear of commentaries for the most part, but this is one I do not hesitate to recommend. Bob is a good, God-fearing brother, whose love of the Lord and His Book is clearly evident in the Golden Sceptre.