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Job: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Job: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by John Walton

The title character of the book of Job suffers terribly, but we should not mistakenly think that this book is just about Job. It is about all of us, and ultimately about God. Many have thought that the book simply restates the perennial questions that plague humankind in a world full of suffering. But often our questions are too limited, and we must learn to… Read more…

Joel, Obadiah, Malachi: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Joel, Obadiah, Malachi: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by David W. Baker

While these books are largely characterized by God’s judgment on a sinful, rebellious people, they are by no means without hope of redemption. Though Israel will encounter God’s judgment time and again through history, God promises to pour out His Spirit on all nations. The coming of the Messiah is strongly foreshadowed, offering readers hope for redempt… Read more…

Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by James Bruckner

Despite the brevity of Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, these books contain forceful messages. Whether we’re in need of comfort when our lives are spinning out of control, stronger faith in the face of adversity, or clarity when it comes to understanding our relationship with God, these Minor Prophets speak to our fundamental human needs with a surpr… Read more…

Joshua: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Joshua: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Robert L. Hubbard Jr.

Whereas preceding books of the Bible are largely an account of Israel’s shortcomings, Joshua is a success story. Here, God’s people finally take possession of the land promised to them. They conquer a number of rival kingdoms and experience the fullness of God’s blessings. This book is a window into the good that God has planned for His people. Howev… Read more…

Judges, Ruth: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Judges, Ruth: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by K. Lawson Younger, Jr.

Today’s culture is generally opposed to the concept of judgments. Perhaps due to being disappointed so many times because of the tendency of those who judge to make mistakes, people have started to believe that it is nearly impossible to unequivocally categorize something as a sin. This paradigm has impacted the Christian church in numerous negative ways,… Read more…

Letters of John: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Letters of John: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Gary M. Burge

The epistles of John betray the continuing challenges the early church faced. In this volume of the NIV Application Commentary series, Gary M. Burge (Ph.D., King’s College, Aberdeen University) leads us through John’s letters, connecting them to John’s Gospel as he goes, and illuminates their original messages and how we can apply them here and now.… Read more…

Leviticus, Numbers: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Leviticus, Numbers: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Roy Gane

Leviticus and Numbers continue to tell the story of Israel’s failures and God’s relentless love in spite of them. Though these books deal with genuinely hard issues and seem to paint a harsh picture of God, they also emphasize the absolute holiness of God compared to sinful humanity. God wanted His people to be set apart from the rest of humanity in the … Read more…

Luke: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Luke: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Darrell L. Bock

Luke’s gospel has earned a reputation for being greatly concerned with social justice. Jesus’ attention to those downtrodden for reason of race, class, or gender is a stunning example of how we ought to treat our neighbors. His extensively detailed ministry to diverse groups of people for the sake of unity is a particularly important message in the face… Read more…

Philippians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Philippians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Frank Thielman

Paul wrote his letter to the church in Philippi during his imprisonment under Rome’s authority. He encourages its members not to worry and provides an inspiring example of finding joy in suffering for the sake of Christ. He exhorts them to make evangelization their first priority, and be unified in Christ. Frank Thielman (Ph.D., Duke University) uses this … Read more…

Proverbs: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Proverbs: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Paul E. Koptak

The world’s definition of wisdom and God’s definition of wisdom do not often coincide. Popular culture often causes us to doubt what we know is right in God’s eyes. Sometimes we end up wandering from His will for months or even years before we learn to once again regard His wisdom more than the world’s. In a society at odds with God’s desires for … Read more…


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