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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…

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…

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…

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 - 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…

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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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…

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 - 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…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The First Epistle of Peter

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The First Epistle of Peter

by Peter H. Davids

About the New International Commentary on the New Testament "Faithful criticism" characterizes volumes in The New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT), and is widely recognized by pastors, students, and scholars alike for its attention to the text of Scripture, its currency with contemporary scholarship, and its service to t… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

by F. Charles Fensham

In the New International Commentary: The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah, F. Charles Fensham carefully walks readers through the books of Ezra and Nehemiah—two books that are central for a correct understanding of the origins of Judaism, particularly the roots of the Pharisees. This serves as invaluable background to Jesus’ interactions with the Jewish author… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Minor Prophets Volume 2: Micah - Malachi

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Minor Prophets Volume 2: Micah - Malachi

by James Montgomery Boice

The Minor Prophets dramatize the character of God as few other books in the Bible do. According to noted expositor James Montgomery Boice, they particularly highlight three aspects of God's character: his sovereignty, his holiness, and his love. The messages of the Minor Prophets and their pertinent application for our lives should not be dismissed. … Read more…

Through the Bible Day by Day: A Devotional Commentary (7 Vols.)

Through the Bible Day by Day: A Devotional Commentary (7 Vols.)

by F.B. Meyer

In Through the Bible Day by Day: a Devotional Commentary, F. B. Meyer shares his insights in small sections that correspond to a daily reading from the scriptures. Each of his comments are written with a focus on application in the reader's daily life. He also includes outlines of each book and review questions that point the reader back to specific pass… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - James

Understanding the Bible Commentary - James

by Peter H. Davids

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…

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon

by Douglas J. Moo

Exhibiting the same brilliant exegesis and sound practical insight found in his previous works, noted commentator Douglas J. Moo in this new volume not only explains accurately the meaning of the letters to the Colossians and to Philemon but also applies that meaning powerfully to twenty-first-century readers. Moo both interacts with the Greek text of these … Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

Brazos Theological Commentary: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

by Daniel J. Treier

Pastors and leaders of the classical church interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture.… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah

by Leslie C. Allen

Despite the popularity of the Minor Prophets’ focus on social justice, they are often overshadowed by the rest of the Bible. Additionally, they are home to a host of historical/literary challenges that scholars have been working with for decades—challenges that all Christians should be aware of. In the New International Commentary: Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, … Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Romans Volume 2

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Romans Volume 2

by James Montgomery Boice

"Grace reigns," says James Montgomery Boice, "not because God is gracious to us no matter what we do, but because grace has created in us a genuinely godly walk." Volume 2, The Reign of Grace, focuses on the sovereignty, grace, and holiness of God and on the need for holiness in believers. James Montgomery Boice discusses t… Read more…

Crossway Classic Commentaries - Revelation

Crossway Classic Commentaries - Revelation

by Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry explores Revelation's imagery and symbolism as the church is reminded of God's sovereignty to accomplish His will. No other New Testament book poses more serious and difficult interpretative challenges than Revelation. Full of vivid imagery and striking symbolism, the church is ultimately reminded of God's sovere… Read more…

We Endeavour

We Endeavour

by Charles Spurgeon

From the "Prince of Preachers" Charles Haddon Spurgeon, this little book was written as helpful words for young people who wish to enter Christian service. Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) converted to Christianity at the age of fifteen. By the age of twenty-two, he was the most popular preacher in England, and remained so for t… Read more…

Espresso with Esther

Espresso with Esther

by Sandra Glahn

Espresso with Esther, a Coffee Cup Bible Study, contains a Monday through Friday Bible study, complete with the Biblical Text in the NET Bible translation, questions and application-oriented devotionals for lighter weekend reading. You will explore how God works in those who put their trust in him and are willing to take risks. Designed for group or individu… Read more…

New International Greek Testament Commentary Series: The Epistle to the Hebrews

New International Greek Testament Commentary Series: The Epistle to the Hebrews

by Paul Ellingworth

Paul Ellingworth's study of the UBS Greek New Testament text brings to light the beauty of the style of the writer of Hebrews, casting away any ambiguities in the Greek prose with a strong exegetical commentary on the text. His understanding of the Old Testament and non-biblical texts in the epistle is impressive, and his theologically-sensitive style ap… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Genesis

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series - Genesis

by John E. Hartley

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…

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - 1 Corinthians

Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament - 1 Corinthians

by Pheme Perkins

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…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Genesis Volume 1

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Genesis Volume 1

by James Montgomery Boice

What can we gain from studying the Book of Genesis? According to James Montgomery Boice, starting at the beginning of everything causes us to think about God and to understand ourselves as fallen, yet redeemable. This knowledge not only deepen our understanding of the Christian faith but also enhances our ability to impart the gospel's truth to a world d… Read more…

Reading the New Testament - Matthew

Reading the New Testament - Matthew

by David E. Garland

Reading Matthew: A Literary and Theological Commentary provides thorough guidance through Matthew's story of Jesus. Garland's commentary reveals the movement of the story's plot while also highlighting the theology of Matthew. Reading Matthew is an essential book for students and ministers studying the first Gospel. &… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Acts

Understanding the Bible Commentary - Acts

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…

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

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

by Douglas J. Moo

Paul's letter to the Romans has been called "the quintessence and perfection of saving doctrine." Perhaps the most challenging and thoroughly doctrinal book of the entire New Testament, Romans deals with many issues that are basic to Christian theology and practice. In this volume respected New Testament scholar Douglas J. Moo provides a superb s… Read more…

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Epistles of John

New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT): The Epistles of John

by I. Howard Marshall

The three Epistles of John, according to I. Howard Marshall, are concerned with the fundamentals of Christian belief and life - faith and love. The reader who grasps the message of these short but essential letters will have a sound basis in Christian doctrine. This group of Epistles, says Marshall, is also a good starting point for the study of the Gospel o… Read more…

Is Anybody Out There?

Is Anybody Out There?

by John Blanchard

Is Anybody Out There? by John Blanchard tackles the deep questions of our lives. Questions such as "Why am I here?"; "Does life have any meaning?"; "What happens to me when I die?"; and "Is there other (and greater) intelligence elsewhere?" But then comes the ultimate question that must be answered: "Is anybody o… Read more…

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

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

by John E. Hartley

Job is a book of unique renown. For people who undergo any kind of suffering, Job confronts the difficult question of theodicy (as C.S. Lewis puts it, “the problem of pain”). It challenges the blessing/reward theology found in the Pentateuch and the view that God ought not be confronted in times of trial. Job is honest with God about his pain, and is ric… Read more…

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Matthew Volume 1

Boice Expositional Commentary Series: Matthew Volume 1

by James Montgomery Boice

The Gospel of Matthew, says James Montgomery Boice, is "the first of the Gospels, the longest, the most Jewish, the most evangelistic, and, in many was, the most compelling." This two-volume expositional and inspirational commentary on the book of Matthew integrates rigorous scholarship and clear communication. It will inform and h… Read more…

Crossway Classic Commentaries - 1 Corinthians

Crossway Classic Commentaries - 1 Corinthians

by Charles Hodge

1 Corinthians, one of Paul's epistles to the church at Corinth, is a masterpiece of spiritual truth applied to church crises of belief and practice. Hodge's commentary on it is an undeniable classic. CROSSWAY CLASSIC COMMENTARY Throughout the history of Christianity, many great minds have de… Read more…

The Pursuit of God

The Pursuit of God

by A.W. Tozer

The Pursuit of God is the enduring Christian classic written by renowned pastor and theologian A. W. Tozer. More than 65 years later, the words Tozer penned on a train from Illinois to Texas echo across the decades to resonate with power in the heart of anyone longing for a deeper experience with God. This devotional masterpiece is at once thought-provoking … Read more…

Luke 2 Volume Set - Reformed Expository Commentary

Luke 2 Volume Set - Reformed Expository Commentary

by Philip Graham Ryken

Philip Ryken's Luke 2 Volume Set - Reformed Expository Commentary indicates Luke wanted to provide an orderly account of the life of Jesus that would help people be more certain of the good news of his death and resurrection. The purpose of Ryken's commentary is simply to make Luke’s message clear for a contemporary audience by explaining, illustra… Read more…

Learn To Study The Bible

Learn To Study The Bible

by Andy Deane

Pastor Andy Deane's new book teaches you forty different step-by-step Bible study methods to help you discover, apply and enjoy God’s Word. Each practical method has a handwritten example to demonstrate it and make it easy for you to follow the steps. Learn how to study the Bible with so much variety that you'll never get into the rut that routine… Read more…

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude

Understanding the Bible Commentary - 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude

by Norman Hillyer

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…

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): 1 and 2 Thessalonians

Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC): 1 and 2 Thessalonians

by Gene L. Green

In this commentary Gene Green reads Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians in light of the canon of Scripture and of new knowledge about the first-century world of Thessalonica. This fruitful approach helps illuminate the impact of the gospel on its original readers and, in turn, shows how potent a force it can be for the church and society today. &… Read more…

Brazos Theological Commentary: Song of Songs

Brazos Theological Commentary: Song of Songs

by Paul J. Griffiths

In this addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, Paul Griffiths offers theological exegesis of the Song of Songs. 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 v… Read more…

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah

New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT): The Books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah

by O. Palmer Robertson

History and prophecy are closely connected when it comes to God’s chosen people. The books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah make this explicit in the eyes of O. Palmer Robertson, who, in showing the historical context of these books in the New International Commentary: Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, presents the compelling argument that Biblical history … Read more…


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