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IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Acts

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Acts

by William J. Larkin, Jr.

Following the ascension of Jesus, the strife-torn, ethnically diverse backwater of the Roman Empire known as Palestine was a hostile environment for the gospel. Despite that, the gospel flourished -- from Jerusalem to Judea, Samaria, and the rest of the known world. In Acts, the sequel to his Gospel, Luke describes how the Holy Spirit tran… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 1

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 1

by R. Kent Hughes

Luke's carefully researched and "orderly account" of the life of Christ is one of the finest pieces of historical writing in all of ancient literature. Yet it also accomplishes its divinely appointed—and more personal—purpose: that people of every century "may know the truth." "Those who study Luke cannot stay t… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Romans

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Romans

by Grant R. Osborne

Not many books of the Bible have so impacted the movement of church history like Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Think of Augustine’s heart-rending conversion in the fourth century, or Martin Luther’s monumental rediscovery of justification by faith in the 16th. Think of John Wesley’s conversion and how it influenced the church to re… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 2

Preaching the Word - Luke Volume 2

by R. Kent Hughes

Luke's carefully researched and orderly account of the life of Christ is one of the finest pieces of historical writing in all of ancient literature. Yet it also accomplishes its divinely appointed purpose: that people of every century "may know the truth." The breadth of Luke's Gospel–with entire sections that are record… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Corinthians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Corinthians

by Alan F. Johnson

The church of Corinth and the issues it faced are quite similar to those of today’s churches. We face ethnic, religious, economic, and social barriers. Churches split over matters of authority, sexual practice, gender, marriage, and divorce. Paul wrote his letter to the Corinthians to give them practical solutions to these problems. In… Read more…

Preaching the Word - John

Preaching the Word - John

by R. Kent Hughes

While each of the Gospels presents Christ with a distinct emphasis, the Gospel of John focuses on His greatness. As the timeless Creator-God of the universe. As the Word made flesh. As the gracious Lover of our souls who is the only Way to the Father. Instead of detailing the facts and events of His earthly life, as the other Gospel writer… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Corinthians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Corinthians

by Linda L. Belleville

When Paul wrote his second letter to the church in Corinth, he was addressing some of the same materialistic issues and tendencies towards decadence that assail churches today. Paul’s tactics and time-proven ministerial insights are still relevant ways of addressing these very problems. In this thorough commentary of 2 Corinthians,Linda … Read more…

Preaching the Word - Acts

Preaching the Word - Acts

by R. Kent Hughes

Dynamic churches–congregations that are experiencing phenomenal growth, Christian ministries that God is using to take down walls, churches where souls are being saved and lives transformed–inspire us and make for great reading. The book of Acts, the divinely inspired history of the early church, is all this and more. In the author'… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Galatians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Galatians

by G. Walter Hansen

Walter Hansen begins his commentary with this piercing counsel: "Wherever ethnic rivalries are destroying societies, the book of Galatians calls Christians to express the truth of the gospel in communities where there are no ethnic or social or gender divisions.” With billions of people in need of hearing the gospel, this cuts to the heart of evangelis… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Romans

Preaching the Word - Romans

by R. Kent Hughes

Few Christians would dispute that the book of Romans is one of the most powerful and influential books ever written. After all, Paul’s epistle has been the written force behind some of the most significant conversions of church history: St. Augustine was convicted of his sin after reading some verses from the thirteenth chapter; Martin Luther recovered th… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Ephesians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Ephesians

by Walter L. Liefeld

For readers who both yearn to know God more deeply and desire to know their purpose before God, Ephesians offers an overarching picture of God’s intention for His church, with Jesus Christ at the center. Paul starts out with a beautiful doxology and then exhorts the church to prove its vocal praise with action. Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus rema… Read more…

Preaching the Word - 2 Corinthians

Preaching the Word - 2 Corinthians

by R. Kent Hughes

During Paul’s ministry, Corinth was a newly rebuilt, bustling, important city in the Roman Empire. It was a place full of pride, individualism, wealth, and religious pluralism. No wonder its inhabitants held little regard for Paul’s message! Sound familiar? Our contemporary culture has much in common with ancient Corinth. The relevance… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Philippians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Philippians

by Gordon D. Fee

Nothing hinders a church’s witness—and its day-to-day existence—like conflict from within. Paul, in his letter to the church in Philippi, responded to a church body whose personal battles were worsened by outside hostility and adversity. Paul thus chose to reinforce friendship and morality in his letter, along with their “partners… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Ephesians

Preaching the Word - Ephesians

by R. Kent Hughes

The Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians is one of the most dynamic portions of all of Scripture. Called by one commentator “the crown and climax of Pauline theology,” it issues a clarion call to all who follow the Master. With its dual focus on Christ and the Church, as well as its careful presentation of doctrine and duty, Ephesians points the way … Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Colossians & Philemon

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Colossians & Philemon

by Robert W. Wall

Paul’s letter to the Colossians, who were absorbed with legalism and intellectual conflicts, emphasizes the essential need for belief in Christ and the calling of all Christians to demonstrate their faith in right relationship with others. Paul’s solution to a purely individual and intellectualized faith will ease believer’s hearts and minds even today… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Philippians

Preaching the Word - Philippians

by R. Kent Hughes

The four chapters of Philippians contain some of the most-quoted and beloved passages in Scripture: "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain," "Rejoice in the Lord always," "Do not be anxious about anything," "I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." Yet in our familiarity with the Apostle Paul's word… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Thessalonians

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Thessalonians

by G. K. Beale

The end times (eschatology) intrigued the early church as much as it does today’s church. The new church at Thessalonica, which Paul planted during his short time there, also wondered when the end might be. Paul composed two letters for them, so that they might have a fuller knowledge of the “last things.” Taken in tandem, they expla… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Colossians and Philemon

Preaching the Word - Colossians and Philemon

by R. Kent Hughes

In our day of massive religious confusion, the message of Colossians is among the most timely of all the New Testament books. Today many seek to exclude belief in God from every corner of modern life. Others flaunt "New Age" ideas about God and Christ which collide with the Scriptures. Confusion reigns and many are in need of knowing the Truth. &… Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Preaching the Word - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

by James H. Grant, Jr.

Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica to encourage them to live in the light of the gospel. In his two letters he addresses a number of topics, including the persecution they were enduring, the second coming of Christ, and how they were to live in the present times. While the letters were written nearly two thousand years ago, pastor James H. Grant Jr. in… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Timothy & Titus

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-2 Timothy & Titus

by Phillip H. Towner

Issues of leadership, wealth, right handling of cults, women in ministry, and even marriage as a social establishment—the very same issues faced by today’s church—are addressed by Paul in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus. His compassionate advice to Timothy and Titus as they guide first century believers in Crete and Ephesus is advice modern churches still need… Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1-2 Timothy and Titus

Preaching the Word - 1-2 Timothy and Titus

by R. Kent Hughes

There are substantial reasons to be energized about studying the Pastoral Letters of Paul. Between them they teach the proper ordering of the church (1 Timothy), they present a developed challenge to all Christians (2 Timothy), and they suggest God’s priorities for mature ministry (Titus). Experienced pastors R. Kent Hughes and Bryan Chapell have done thei… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Hebrews

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Hebrews

by Ray C. Stedman

The letter to the Hebrews is one of the longest, most striking arguments for the singularity and sovereignty of Christ in the New Testament. Today’s readers will be challenged to stretch their understanding of Christ and recommit their allegiance to Him in this portrayal of our High Priest, God’s only Son—whose life showed us how to live, whose death a… Read more…

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 1

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 1

by R. Kent Hughes

The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. It is also true that no New Tes… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - James

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - James

by George M. Stulac

Recipient of Christianity Today’s Critics Choice Award! What is the connection between faith and works? What does growing in faith look like? What hope do we share with those in the midst of hardships? How do we avoid becoming like the rich young man who wouldn’t give up his wealth, and how do we govern our tongues? … Read more…

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 2

Preaching the Word - Hebrews Volume 2

by R. Kent Hughes

The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ. It is also true that no New Tes… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Peter

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1 Peter

by I. Howard Marshall

Recipient of Christianity Today’s Critics Choice Award! Peter’s letter encouraged his readers: not only as they endured suffering, but also as they persevered in holding fast to Christ in unbelieving and hostile world. Peter’s letter is full of practical advice for right familial and social living, not to mention for interacting with… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Peter & Jude

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 2 Peter & Jude

by Phillip H. Towner

In Simon Peter’s eyes, the mercy of forgiveness is, perhaps, matched only by the awe of experiencing trust after his threefold denial. That redemptive event in Peter’s life fueled profound letters—letters of caution and hope, grave counsel, and unimaginable promise. Jude is too often ignored because of its short length and forceful … Read more…

Preaching the Word - 1&2 Peter and Jude

Preaching the Word - 1&2 Peter and Jude

by David R. Helm

Neither Peter nor Jude minced words about the realities that would confront every Christian and that were confronting the church at large-suffering and persecution, contradictory views of the gospel, constant challenges to the faith at the hands of false teachers. Yet even in the face of these harsh realities, both biblical writers unswervingly declared that… Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-3 John

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - 1-3 John

by Marianne Meye Thompson

Divided by discord, the church John wrote his letters to greatly needed his firm instruction to rediscover Christ-centered love and unity. His letters to that church are easily adapted to modern gatherings of believers, which are often challenged by disputes –whether internal or external. In a pluralistic society, visibly holding fast to gospel truth is im… Read more…

Concise Introduction to the Bible

Concise Introduction to the Bible

by Howard Vos

The events, places and themes of the Bible become real and tangible in this overview of the Bible by Dr. Howard F. Vos. Concise Introduction to the Bible is clear, simple and easy to read. It is not overly technical but instead allows the reader to gain a solid grasp of each book of the Bible. This resource clarifies the themes of the Bible, making… Read more…

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

by John Piper

When Jesus said to Nicodemus, 'You must be born again', the devout and learned religious leader was unsure what Jesus meant. It would seem nothing has changed. Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterized by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'. … Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Gospel of Mark

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Gospel of Mark

by William L. Lane

This widely praised commentary by William Lane shows Mark to be a theologian whose primary aim was to strengthen the people of God in a time of fiery persecution by Nero. Using redaction criticism as a hermeneutical approach for understanding the text and the intention of the evangelist, Lane considers the Gospel of Mark as a total literary work and describe… Read more…

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Understanding the Bible Commentary - Matthew

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Matthew

by Robert Mounce

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterat… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Minor Prophets II

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Minor Prophets II

by John Goldingay

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew translitera… Read more…

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The Acts of the Apostles

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The Acts of the Apostles

by David G. Peterson

David Peterson's comprehensive commentary offers thorough exegesis and exposition of the Acts of the Apostles, drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of narrative criticism and theological analysis, incorporating insights into historical-social background, and investigating why Luke presents his material in the way he does. In vie… Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Letters to Timothy and Titus

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Letters to Timothy and Titus

by Phillip H. Towner

The most accessible, most broadly pitched full-length commentary on Timothy and Titus, this NICNT volume explores Paul's three letters to Timothy and Titus within their historical, religious, and cultural settings. In his introduction, Towner sets out the rationale for his historical approach, questions certain assumptions of recent c… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Joshua

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Joshua

by Marten H. Woudstra

Whereas the Pentateuch is, largely, an account of Israel’s failures, Joshua is a success story. Here, God’s people finally take possession of the land promised to them. They conquer a great deal of kingdoms and experience the fullness of God’s blessings: “[n]ot one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Psalms Volume 3

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Psalms Volume 3

by James Montgomery Boice

Exploring Psalms 107-150, this third and final volume on the book of Psalms offers solid, practical, and well-illustrated expositions on God's nurturing, grace, comfort, and instruction. James Montgomery Boice expounds on the theme of worship--what true worship is, who should worship, and when and how we should praise God. Psalm 110 ca… Read more…

James - Reformed Expository Commentary

James - Reformed Expository Commentary

by Daniel M. Doriani

Daniel Doriani's James - Reformed Expository Commentary brings out the gospel message of this letter, as James challenges the church to live out their faith. With 59 commands in 108 verses, the epistle of James has an obvious zeal for law. In his imperatives, James directly communicates the royal law, the law of King Jesus (2:8). In th… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Thessalonians

by David J. Williams

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterat… Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: 1 Samuel

Brazos Theological Commentary: 1 Samuel

by Francesca Aran Murphy

This addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers a theological exegesis of 1 Samuel. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church--providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological in… Read more…

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - Matthew

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - Matthew

by Charles H. Talbert

Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament proceed by sense units rather than word-by-word or verse-by-verse. This series explores how New Testament texts form Christian readers by: Attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs Showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits … Read more…

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Luke

IVP New Testament Commentary Series - Luke

by Darrell L. Bock

In Luke’s powerful account, Jesus enters Galilee, proclaiming “good news to the poor… freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind.” The Gospel of Luke—in more detail than the other Gospels—portrays Jesus’ striking care for the “least of these”: the destitute, the afflicted, the persecuted, the outcast—even non-Israelit… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Jeremiah

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Jeremiah

by John A. Thompson

The New International Commentary: The Book of Jeremiah by J.A. Thompson is advanced yet easy to read. It’s one of the best works on Jeremiah available today—it will help you understand this truly wonderful book that emphasizes God’s covenant love for his people. Aside from the commentary itself, Thompson’s book on Jeremiah seeks to solidify your know… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: The Gospel of John Volume 5

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: The Gospel of John Volume 5

by James Montgomery Boice

"In the wisdom and purpose of God," says James Montgomery Boice, "the tragedy of the cross is a triumph since it is this that makes salvation possible." More than a message of Christ's triumph, the final chapters of the Gospel of John describe how we can triumph as well. Volume 5 covers chapters 18-… Read more…

New International Greek Testament Commentary Series: The First Epistle to the Corinthians

New International Greek Testament Commentary Series: The First Epistle to the Corinthians

by Anthony C. Thiselton

Perhaps one of the best commentaries on 1 Corinthians in the English language, written by one of the most distinguished theologians of our time, the New International Greek Testament Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians is everything that a scholar on New Testament theology, exegesis, textual criticism, and linguistic issues could ever want--an… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Exodus

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Exodus

by James Bruckner

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew translitera… Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: Revelation

Brazos Theological Commentary: Revelation

by Joseph L. Mangina

This commentary, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church--providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of Scripture. In this addition to the series, Joseph Mangina offers a co… Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Gospel of Luke

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Gospel of Luke

by Joel B. Green

This highly original commentary, part of the New International Commentary, is unique for the way it combines concerns with first-century culture in the Roman world with understanding the text of Luke as a holistic, historical narrative. About the New International Commentary on the New Testament "Faithful criticism" charac… Read more…

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Understanding the Bible Commentary - Mark

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Mark

by Larry W. Hurtado

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterat… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Psalms

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Psalms

by Craig C. Broyles

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Hebrew translitera… Read more…

John Ploughman's Pictures

John Ploughman's Pictures

by Charles Spurgeon

“Every page is full of sayings well calculated to teach people the charms of religion, and the happiness attending sober industry.” — Christian World In John Ploughman's Pictures, beloved preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon offers more plain talk for plain people. To smite evil was Spurgeon's main endeavor in compiling this book… Read more…

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The First Letter to the Corinthians

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The First Letter to the Corinthians

by Roy E. Ciampa and Brian S. Rosner

This comprehensive commentary presents a sound reading of 1 Corinthians, taking full account of its Old Testament and Jewish roots and demonstrating Paul’s primary concern for the unity and purity of the church and the glory of God. Roy Ciampa and Brian Rosner’s well-informed, careful exegesis touches on an astonishingly wide range of important yet sensi… Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Epistle to the Hebrews (Bruce)

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Epistle to the Hebrews (Bruce)

by F. F. Bruce

For many readers the Epistle to the Hebrews is among the most difficult books of the New Testament. Understanding its message calls for a great familiarity with its Old Testament background and a good knowledge of first-century biblical exegesis. This volume on Hebrews covers both of those fronts. When first published in 1964, Bruce's Hebrews received cr… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Ruth

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Book of Ruth

by Robert L. Hubbard Jr.

Ruth is permeated with God’s providential care for Ruth and her family. The New International Commentary: The Book of Ruth draws from recent scholarship to carefully address the book of Ruth’s literary, grammatical, and theological aspects. Hubbard highlights the literary mastery and distinct theological views within Ruth in order to offer a new date and… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Daniel

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Daniel

by James Montgomery Boice

Through Daniel's visions and experiences as an exile in Babylon, the book of Daniel gives us a clearer understanding of history than any other part of the Bible. Daniel also makes it clear that God is in control of all human events that have unfolded or will occur in the future. At the same time, he shows us how to live for God in ungodly days-like our o… Read more…

Jonah and Micah - Reformed Expository Commentary

Jonah and Micah - Reformed Expository Commentary

by Richard D. Phillips

Rick Phillips' Jonah and Micah - Reformed Expository Commentaries is well suited for the preacher, teacher, or an interested reader of Scripture. It is a distinctly reformed and exegetically sound study into the prophetic books of Jonah and Micah, offering life-changing relevance. Jonah is a figure of such contemporary features that h… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus

by Gordon D. Fee

Each volume in the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series breaks down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of the biblical texts become transparent to contemporary readers. They present a careful section-by-section exposition of the biblical books with key terms and phrases highlighted and all Greek transliterat… Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: 1 and 2 Kings

Brazos Theological Commentary: 1 and 2 Kings

by Peter Leithart

1 & 2 Kings is the second volume in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible and follows Jaroslav Pelikan's volume on Acts, winner of a 2006 Catholic Press Association Book Award. It is the first Old Testament commentary in the series. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church--through aid in preaching, teaching, stu… Read more…


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