New to Bible Gateway Plus: Dr. J. Vernon McGee

Thru the Bible Commentary Series now available

Thru the Bible

A trusted resource for over 50 years, the beloved Bible commentary of Dr. J. Vernon McGee is now included in the more than 50 Bible Gateway Plus reference resources available to you when you become a member.

Dr. McGee’s down-to-earth and bestselling exposition of every chapter of every book of the Bible still delights and enthralls listeners on more than 800 radio stations worldwide with his simple, straightforward language, folksy manner, distinctive accent, and clear understanding of Scripture.

Now Dr. McGee’s personable, yet scholarly, biblical analysis in his popular Thru the Bible commentary set is yours to explore 24/7.

About J. Vernon McGee

Bible Gateway is excited to include this insightful resource. A pioneer in Christian radio, J. Vernon McGee was a pastor and teach who started Thru the Bible in 1967.

After more than 50 years, God continues to use this commentary to share Scripture world wide. Dr. McGee will walk you through the Bible step-by-step.

Learn more how Thru the Bible, tied to Scripture verses, can help you study God's Word.

Study 'Thru the Bible' Verse-by-Verse

What Bible Gateway Plus does best is to give you more information about the Scripture verse you're reading as you're reading it.

Now included in Bible Gateway Plus, J. Vernon McGee's popular commentary set is yours to explore 24/7. It joins with more than 50 resources available to you with your membership.

Additional resources include the KJV Study Bible, Believer’s Bible Commentary, the Zondervan KJV Commentary, and much more.

Study the Bible in Bible Gateway Plus with over 50 reference works tied to the Scripture you have questions about as you're reading it.

"I have listened on the radio to Dr. McGee preach for over 25 years. He speaks straight out of the Bible." Julie W.

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Over 50 core resources are ready for you to dig into with your membership, including such popular works as:

NKJV MacArthur Study Bible
Abridged Expositor’s Bible Commentary
Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible Notes
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times

Bible Gateway Plus gives you the ability to learn in depth from respected Bible teachers and pastors as you read through Scripture.

Access the Bible and additional resources wherever you are! On or with the Bible Gateway App, you’ll have Scripture and all the study tools you need at your fingertips.


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If you love the King James Version of the Bible, you're going to love using Thru the Bible by J. Vernon McGee in Bible Gateway Plus!

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  • Quest Study Bible Notes
  • Thru the Bible
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  • Zondervan Bible Commentary: One-Volume Illustrated Edition
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