Brother Mott keeps everything in context. His context at times includes the gospel of John—that author has a tendency to use terms in exactly the same way whether in his Gospel or his Epistles. For example, after a thorough reading of practically every place he uses the terms "light" and "walk", "walking in the light" becomes much easier to understand, and the surrounding verses add to that understanding instead of obscuring it. Mott keeps terms like these in front of us constantly as we move from chapter to chapter, reminding us what they mean as we go. In fact, after this sort of study I really wish those chapter divisions were gone altogether!
Brother Mott truly understands the concept of expositional study. He rarely, if ever, leaves the texts that John has written and his easy divisions make it simple to follow along in your Bible, reading a bit at a time there and then in his study guide. Sometimes it made me want to go back and reread a section of scripture to see the full effect of what he had pointed out. Any Bible study book that keeps putting you back into the text rather than have you hanging onto the guide has its priorities in order.
For every problematic verse you thought these epistles contained, you will find a logical and plausible explanation. You will also find a few verses we have misused in our misplaced zeal. I look forward to more study with the books in this series.
The copy I have of this book was printed by Sunesis Publishing. DeWard Publishing Co is also printing several in the series.