I read an enormous amount of material and am not starting a book by Joseph Alexander written in the late 1800's (and I think translated from another language). It is a VERY detailed book which refers to the Hebrew and reviews each verse to a high degree of detail. Can any of you provide information regarding Alexander (maybe I sound ****** here, but I have heard of the man, but do not know that much about him.) Are his beliefs along the lines of Baptists and can I go wrong by studying this? Also, what is your opinion of Ironside's different studies of individual books of the Bible? I have used Strong's concordance for years. Was Strong's beliefs close to Baptist and is Strong's okay? And finally, how about Mathew Henry's complete and unabridged commentary on the whole Bible? It is getting scarey to go to a Southern Baptist Bookstore (now LifeWay) and buy books that you don't know if they are doctrinally sound or not. I noticed that they were carrying C. S. Lewis' fantasy books. This may be okay I guess, but I feel it is put there to try to get hold of some of the overflow profits of the Harry Potter books. Please, let me know in detail what you think of the above authors (except Lewis--I have studied him) and let me know if I can trust their commentaries on the Bible. Thank you very much and God bless you!