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Genesis: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Genesis: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by John Walton

Genesis serves as a foundation for the doctrine of redemption. From the beginning, God shows himself to be relatable, purposeful, and active. He truly cares about His creation and desires to be present, rather than watching events from a distance. To come to an understanding of our own history of salvation, we must place God first, just as Genesis demonstr… Read more…

John: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

John: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Gary M. Burge

The Gospel of John stands apart from Matthew, Mark, and Luke with a singularly unique perspective on the personality of Jesus. From his deliberate echo of Genesis at the beginning of his Gospel and on through the subsequent chapters, John provides an indispensable portrait of the messiah, without which our picture of Christ would be tragically lacking. &… Read more…

Romans: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Romans: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Douglas J. Moo

The idea of absolute truth has largely disappeared from our culture. But God’s truth does not fade, and His claims on our lives must stand out in the midst of postmodernism. The church in Rome needed this message just as we do today—the message of who God is, and what He’s done for us through His sacrifice on the cross. By growing in our understanding … Read more…

Psalms Vol 1 (Psalms 1-72): NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Psalms Vol 1 (Psalms 1-72): NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Gerald H. Wilson

The book of Psalms one of the best examples of theology from below, or human words directed to God. This human origin, however, should not deny the Psalms their place in biblical canon for a reason. The words of the psalms give us a vehicle for our emotions, whether we are faced with joy or pain. In the midst of our humanity we are met with words that open o… Read more…

1 Corinthians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1 Corinthians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Craig L. Blomberg

Just as Protestants are now split into countless denominations, the Corinthian church was marred, albeit on a smaller scale, by factions and discord. It fell to Paul to reconcile the church to itself in the face of convictions alike only in the strength that their adherents clung to them with. Subjects like eating habits, doctrine, marriage, lawsuits, and wo… Read more…

1 Peter: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1 Peter: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Scot McKnight

This letter by Peter is full of encouragement and exhortation to live in right relationship both with God and with each other. The letter contains practical advice on what exactly putting others first looks like, even if it means accepting suffering for a time. This volume of the NIV Application Commentary series by Scot McKnight helps us to understand how P… Read more…

1&2 Chronicles: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Chronicles: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Andrew Hill

These two books were written to provide a message of encouragement and hope. The chronicler keeps track of vital events in Israel’s history, such as Solomon’s reign and the rulers that followed him, Israel’s North/South split, and the people’s extreme fluctuations in faith. Through it all, however, God cares for His chosen people. Despite their shor… Read more…

1&2 Kings: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Kings: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by August H. Konkel

Many people, when reading the books of Kings, treat them merely as a chronology of Israel’s history after the death of David. The books cover the reign of Solomon, division of the kingdom, and the spiritual decline of the kingdoms as a whole through the reigns of the ensuing kings. However, behind this historical account there are other figures who have … Read more…

1&2 Samuel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Samuel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Bill T. Arnold

These two books, which chronicle the beginning of Israel’s period as a unified kingdom, contain themes that are universally applicable. The characters who populate the stories in the book are so fundamentally human that they are easy to relate to. Saul and David, despite their power and influence as kings, were ultimately flawed individuals. Bathsheba an… Read more…

1&2 Thessalonians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Thessalonians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Michael W. Holmes

These letters to the church in Thessalonica are historically enlightening and comparatively unique when it comes to Paul’s writings as a whole. In them he addresses his eschatological views, or how people ought to live in light of Christ’s eventual second coming. Michael W. Holmes (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) gives us an excellent foundation o… Read more…

1&2 Timothy, Titus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

1&2 Timothy, Titus: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Walter L. Liefeld

Just as today’s church deals with a myriad of issues, Christians in Paul’s time had issues of their own. Doctrinal matters are now dividing lines between thousands of denominations—Paul sensed that danger of division thousands of years ago as he wrote his letters to Timothy and Titus, two young church leaders. He writes about false teachers, the role o… Read more…

2 Corinthians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

2 Corinthians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Scott J. Hafemann

2 Corinthians follows in the footsteps of 1 Corinthians by providing a window into both Paul’s character and the character of God. You’ll get an intimate glimpse into Paul’s heart and his love for the church in this NIV Application Commentary volume by Scott J. Hafermann, who shows us both the original meaning of 2 Corinthians and how its message appli… Read more…


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