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Colossians, Philemon: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Colossians, Philemon: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by David E. Garland

The letters to the Colossians and Philemon come with unique historical and textual challenges. Of particular concern is the issue of authorship: did Paul really write these letters? If he didn’t write them, should they be included in Biblical cannon? Where do we draw the line for cultural admonishments vs. universal commands—especially concerning the rol… 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…

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…

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…

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

How to Read the Bible Book by Book

by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart

How to Read the Bible Book by Book helps people read the Bible as a whole by showing how each book fits into the grand narrative of Scripture. Reading the Bible need not be a haphazard journey through strange and bewildering territory. Like an experienced tour guide, How to Read the Bible Book by Book walks you through the Scriptures. For … Read more…

Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods

Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods

by Rick Warren

Learn how to study the Bible the way Rick Warren does in Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods. With simple, step-by-step instructions, America’s pastor guides you through twelve different approaches to studying God’s Word for yourself. Doing so will help you fulfill the third purpose of The Purpose-Driven® Life: becoming more and more like Jesus. &… Read more…

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (4th ed)

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (4th ed)

by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart

Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-cent… Read more…

New Revised Standard Version - NRSV

New Revised Standard Version - NRSV

This Bible translation is a contemporary revision of the 1952 Revised Standard Version, which was in turn based on the American Standard Version of 1901. The translators of the New Revised Standard Version, or NRSV, published in 1990, took into account the recent discovery of still older biblical manuscripts that were not available to the translato… Read more…

New English Translation - NET Bible with Full Notes

New English Translation - NET Bible with Full Notes

The New English Translation, or NET Bible®, is a unique Bible translation, with extensive notes explaining choices made by the translators and amplifying on biblical terms and concepts. A modern translation based entirely on the original languages of the Bible, the NET Bible® has been updated and revised, and is now available as the First Edition… Read more…

Common English Bible

Common English Bible

The Common English Bible (CEB) is a daring new translation made to serve today’s Christians as they build intimate relationships with Jesus Christ. It arises from both an absolute dedication to accuracy and the firm stance that Scripture remain accessible to today’s common readers and worshipers. 118 prominent biblical scholars—repre… Read more…

Modern English Version (MEV)

Modern English Version (MEV)

The Modern English Version (MEV) is a translation of the Textus Receptus and the Jacob ben Hayyim edition of the Masoretic Text, using the King James Version as the base manuscript. The MEV is a literal translation. It is also often referred to as a formal correspondence translation. The Committee on Bible Translation began their work on the MEV in 2005 and … Read more…

Contemporary English Version - CEV

Contemporary English Version - CEV

Uncompromising simplicity marks the American Bible Society's translation of the Contemporary English Version (CEV), which was first published in 1995. The CEV is not a paraphrase; it is an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts. It has been described as a "user-friendly" translation that can be read aloud without … Read more…


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