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Daniel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Daniel: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Tremper Longman III

We all come across moments in our lives where we are forced to let go of any semblance of control and place our trust in God. The book of Daniel traces the lives of four dedicated followers of God who continually choose to follow Him despite the culture they’re surrounded by. Their perseverance eventually results in great blessing, both for them and everyo… 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…

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…

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…

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…

Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Iain Provan

These two books are perhaps the most uniquely challenging books of Scripture. Not only is the language itself is confusing, but it is made even more so because of the seeming contradictions in the text. Furthermore, the writers employ poetic techniques that are relatively unfamiliar for many modern readers. For example, one of the most demanding tasks in th… Read more…

Galatians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Galatians: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Scot McKnight

This study of Galatians, a part of the NIV Application Commentary series, certainly does not stop at doctrine. The author examines the epistle to the church in Galatia through Paul’s eyes, using the so-called “new perspective” approach: the belief that Judaism, in that time, did not adhere to a “works based” way of being righteous. He remains utter… Read more…

Deuteronomy: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Deuteronomy: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Daniel Block

Arranged as a series of sermons, the book of Deuteronomy represents the final major segment of the biography of Moses. The sermons review events described in earlier books and challenges Israel to faithful living in the future. The theological significance of Deuteronomy cannot be overestimated. Few books in the Bible proclaim such a relevant word of grace a… Read more…

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…

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…

2 Peter, Jude: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

2 Peter, Jude: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Douglas J. Moo

Peter and Jude, the apostles who wrote these letters, speak against the deceptive messages that other so-called Christians—false prophets—were spreading. They encourage believers to hold fast to the Gospel they were originally given instead of listening to the ungodly, who “by stealth” enter the church and distort God’s grace. These messages, roote… Read more…

James: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

James: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by David P. Nystrom

James’ epistle is considered by some to be the most difficult New Testament book to comprehend. Its focus is on doing good works, as opposed to the faith that is central to the majority of the other books in the New Testament. This is easy to misunderstand, especially when this seemingly contradictory focus is supported by extensive quotations from Jesus.… Read more…


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