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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…

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…

Hosea, Amos, Micah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Hosea, Amos, Micah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Gary V. Smith

Despite the obvious differences between our modern culture and that of ancient Israel, there are some central, essentially human characteristics about us that have not changed. We have made advances in almost every imaginable field, but we still struggle with the brokenness that sin brings into our lives. We must rely as heavily as ever upon God’s promise… 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…

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…

Jeremiah, Lamentations: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Jeremiah, Lamentations: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by J. Andrew Dearman

It books is impossible to arrive at a correct understanding of Jeremiah and Lamentations without an awareness of the historical context and political climate of Judah in the times these books were written. They reveal the close tie between a people’s spiritual and political conditions. Following God ends in blessing, while forsaking Him leads to disaster, … 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…

Haggai, Zechariah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Haggai, Zechariah: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Mark J. Boda

These books are set after the Jews’ return from the Babylonian exile. Once again, the people of Israel have gone their own way and have neglected God’s will. These prophetic works explore the tensions that surround YHWH’s second temple and the trials that Israel faced in returning to God in order to be a blessing for the whole world. … 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…

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…

What the Bible Says About Heaven: Encouraging Insights and Inspiration

What the Bible Says About Heaven: Encouraging Insights and Inspiration

by Ed Strauss

When you have questions about your final forwarding address as a Christian, turn to What the Bible Says about Heaven. This quick reference provides a topically arranged, easy-to-read resource on the heavenly subjects in scripture. Explore your ultimate home—through relevant scriptures, biblical insights, and quotes from Christian leaders like D. L. Moo… Read more…

Promises to Encourage Your Soul

Promises to Encourage Your Soul

by Compiled by Barbour Staff

Nourish your spirit with Promises to Encourage Your Soul—a refreshing gift book offering assurance to your heart with beautiful promises found in God’s Word. Featured topics include blessings, comfort and contentment, hope, joy, love, prayers, strength, trials, and wisdom—and will meet you right where you’re at in life. With relevant … Read more…


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