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The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context
God led Jerusalem through a period of restoration and revival by calling on Ezra and Nehemiah to overcome opposition and rebuild the city physically and spiritually. Ezra and Nehemiah each displayed selflessness and devotion by following their calling and trusting God's plan. In this commentary, Donna and Thomas Petter lead us through these stories and help us discover how to apply them to our lives today.
To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's context, each passage is treated in three sections:
This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.
Thomas Petter recieved his PhD from the University of Toronto, and an MAR/MA from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He recently completed the Nehemiah portion of the Ezra-Nehemiah NIV Application Commentary volume. Dr. Petter serves as the Senior Pastor of Trinitarian Congregational Church, Wayland (an historic church in Boston’s metro-west).
Donna Petter, PhD, is a graduate of the department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto. She received her MAR/MA from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her most recent publications include the commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah in the popular NIV Application Commentary series (co-written with her husband Tom) and the study notes on Ezekiel in the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible (edited by D.A. Carson). She is in the final stages of completing the commentary on Ezekiel in the Concise Bible Commentary Series for The Gospel Coalition.