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  • Economics Of The Parables

    $29.99

    Timeless and moral economic wisdom for life’s choices and changes derived from the parables of the New Testament by famed free market advocate and Catholic priest Robert Sirico.

    Libraries are filled with books on the parables of Christ, and rightly so. In the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, “While civilizations have come and gone, these stories continue to teach us anew with their freshness and their humanity.” Two millennia later, the New Testament parables remain ubiquitous, and yet, few have stopped to glean from one of Christ’s most prevalent analogies: money.

    In The Economics of the Parables, Rev. Robert Sirico pulls back the veil of modernity to reveal the timeless economic wisdom of the parables. Twelve central stories–including “The Laborers in the Vineyard,” “The Rich Fool,” “The Five Talents,” and “The Faithful Steward”–serve as his guide, revealing practical lessons in caring for the poor, stewarding wealth, distributing inheritances, navigating income disparities, and resolving family tensions.

    As contemporary as any business manual and sure to outlast them, The Economics of the Parables equips any economically informed reader to uncover the enduring financial truths of the parables in a reasonable, sensible, and life-empowering manner.

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  • Revelation Through Old Testament Eyes

    $29.99

    The book of Revelation simply cannot be understood apart from the Old Testament

    Through Old Testament Eyes is a new kind of commentary series that illuminates the Old Testament backgrounds, allusions, patterns, and references saturating the New Testament. The structure and content of the Old Testament were second nature to the New Testament authors and their audiences, but today’s readers have no reference point for understanding their intricate role in the New Testament. Bible teachers, preachers, and students committed to understanding Scripture will gain insight through these rich Old Testament connections, which clarify puzzling passages and explain others in fresh ways.

    The images of Revelation–like a seven-sealed scroll, four horsemen bringing destruction and death, locusts from the Abyss, and more–often seem hopelessly complex to today’s readers and have led to egregious misunderstanding and misinterpretations. But as Tremper Longman demonstrates in Revelation Through Old Testament Eyes, this confusion arises from unfamiliarity with symbolism that Revelation’s first readers readily comprehended. In large part, the imagery arises from first-century AD Greco-Roman culture and from the Old Testament, with its own background in ancient Near Eastern literature. Through its unmistakable Old Testament connections, Revelation exhorts readers to persevere in the present and place their hope in God for the future.

    Avoiding overly technical discussions and interpretive debates to concentrate on Old Testament influences, Revelation Through Old Testament Eyes combines rigorous, focused New Testament scholarship with deep respect for the entire biblical text.

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  • Exalting Jesus In Job

    $14.99

    Exalting Jesus in Job is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series, to include 47 volumes when complete, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books.

    Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical, and friendly commentary.

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  • Word Of The Cross

    $45.00

    This collection of Jonathan Linebaugh’s most important work on Paul explores the merciful surprise at the heart of Paul’s gospel: a grace that, while strange and weak in worldly terms, is nothing less than the power of God, full of comfort and promise. Through twelve essays-two of them new-Linebaugh contextualizes and interprets key Pauline passages, does comparative readings of Paul in conversation with early Jewish texts, and enters into dialogue with Reformation theologians such as Martin Luther and Thomas Cranmer.

    Thorough and multifaceted, Linebaugh’s work is at once exegetical, historical, and theological in scope. Accordingly, The Word of the Cross is a rigorous scholarly enterprise that takes seriously Paul’s claim that the good news of Jesus Christ, despite appearing scandalous and foolish, in fact contradicts and overcomes the conditions of the possible through the power of God.

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  • Romans : A Theological And Pastoral Commentary

    $39.99

    “Above all, Romans is a letter about Spirit-enabled participation and transformation in Christ and his story, and thus in the mission of God in the world.”

    This commentary engages the letter to the Romans as Christian scripture and highlights the Pauline themes for which Michael Gorman is best known-participation and transformation, cruciformity and new life, peace and justice, community and mission. With extensive introductions both to the apostle Paul and to the letter itself, Gorman provides the needed background on Paul’s first-century context before proceeding into the rich theological landscape of the biblical text.

    In line with Paul’s focus on Christian living, Gorman interprets Romans at a consistently practical level, highlighting the letter’s significance for Christian theology, for daily life, and for pastoral ministry. Questions for reflection and sidebars on important concepts make this especially useful for those preparing to preach or teach from Romans-the “epistle of life,” as Gorman calls it, for its extraordinary promise that, through faith, we “might walk in newness of life” with Christ.

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  • Philippians : An Introduction And Commentary

    $25.00

    The letter to the Philippians illuminates a warm relationship between the apostle Paul and the Philippian believers.

    Despite difficult situations being experienced on both sides, Paul finds ample reason to celebrate what God in Christ has done and is doing in the believers’ lives. Jeannine K. Brown’s commentary on Philippians explores the themes of this epistle and how its message is still relevant to Christians in the twenty-first century. Brown shows how motifs of joy, contentment, and unity abound as Paul reminds the Philippians of the supreme value of knowing Jesus the Messiah, and she highlights their significance for shaping the contemporary church toward living more deeply in its identity in Christ. This Tyndale New Testament commentary examines the text section-by-section–exploring the context in which it was written, providing thoughtful commentary on the letter to the Philippians, and then unpacking its theology. It will leave you with a thorough understanding of the content and structure of Paul’s writing, as well as its meaning and continued relevance. The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries are ideal resources for students and teachers of theology, as well as for preachers and individual Christians looking to delve deeper into the riches of Scripture. Insightful and comprehensive, Jeannine K. Brown’s commentary on Philippians is a brilliant introduction that will give you a renewed appreciation for this rich Pauline epistle and a greater knowledge of why it is important to the Christian faith.

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  • Book Of Lamentations

    $40.00

    The book of Lamentations is one of the most vivid representations of grief and trauma in the Hebrew Bible. Written in the wake of the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonian Empire, it is comprised of five poems of twenty-two stanzas each, in a manner of tight formal unity unparalleled by any other work in the Scriptures.

    In this volume, widely respected Old Testament scholar John Goldingay analyzes these and other aspects of Lamentations while keeping a constant eye on the book’s meaning and use as Christian Scripture. After a thorough introduction that explores matters of background, composition, and theology, Goldingay provides an original translation of the book from the Masoretic text along with verse-by-verse commentary.

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  • Message Of Judges

    $20.00

    The book of Judges contains some of the most famous of the Bible’s stories, as well as some of the least known.

    They show us the deepest sins of humanity but reveal them in the light of God’s abundant grace. Behind human leaders such as Deborah, Jephthah, and Samson stands the principal actor in this drama: God as Judge, discerning and deciding. Michael Wilcock astutely explores the message of Judges to show that God never abandons his people–then or now. In this Bible Speaks Today commentary, Wilcock illuminates the meaning that Judges still holds for us today as a story of God’s grace. The Judge of all ensures that his people will never manage to destroy themselves, even though it may look as if they are on course for disaster. Part of the loved and trusted Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Judges offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how it relates to contemporary life. Used by Bible students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for anyone studying or preaching Scripture and those who want to delve deeper into the text. This beautifully redesigned edition has also been sensitively updated to include modern references and use the NRSV Bible text.

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  • Message Of Deuteronomy

    $30.00

    No Old Testament book has exerted a greater influence on the formation of both Jewish and Christian thought and practice than Deuteronomy.

    It presents the final message of Moses to the people of Israel, providing foundational theology for the rest of Scripture. When we read Deuteronomy today, we hear Moses address us as a future generation of the covenant people of God. The challenges and needs faced by the Israelites still resonate with believers in every new era. Raymond Brown’s The Message of Deuteronomy guides Christians to hear and appreciate the timeless relevance of this ancient message. Brown’s compilation of historical and biblical background complements his even-handed, insightful commentary while maintaining a readable style. Uncover the choice between blessings and curses, life and death laid out in Deuteronomy. This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations, and a new interior design.

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  • Message Of Numbers

    $30.00

    What does it mean to be pilgrims in a confusing world?

    What vision of the good life drives us? In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Raymond Brown explores how the book of Numbers offers a picture of a better life. He shows how its message is eminently suited to our world today, a world without firm spiritual and moral foundations. Numbers pictures life as an accompanied journey, and not a meaningless maze. We see how God provides for the basic needs of life: to be loved, to be free, to be certain. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Numbers offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text. This revised edition of a classic volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations, and a new interior design.

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  • Suffering Wisely And Well

    $16.99

    Why Suffering Exists: God’s Purpose for Pain in the Life of Job and throughout Scripture

    Why does God allow suffering? The pain of suffering can be overwhelmingly mysterious, but the Bible does provide answers. Throughout Scripture, God allows trials in order to accomplish specific purposes in the lives of his people. When faced with suffering they experience spiritual growth; repentance from sin; or, as in the Old Testament story of Job, the chance to demonstrate devotion to God in the face of inexplicable agony.

    In Suffering Wisely and Well, Eric Ortlund explores different types of trials throughout Scripture, revealing the spiritual purpose for each and reassuring readers with God’s promise of restoration. The majority of the book focuses on Job, one of the most well-known yet misunderstood stories of suffering. Ortlund thoughtfully analyzes the text chapter by chapter, including the doubt of Job’s friends, God’s response to Job’s questions, and the meaning behind important imagery including references to Leviathan and Behemoth. Suffering Wisely and Well shows readers how to deepen their relationship with God during painful experiences in their own lives and how to comfort others who are hurting.

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  • Colossians And Philemon

    $33.99

    Colossians and Philemon were penned at roughly the same time to an overlapping set of recipients. Paul, writing out of great concern, urges his fellow believers to make Jesus Christ the foundation of their lives. By expounding on the divine person, finished work, and exalted position of Christ, the apostle entreats his readers to stand against false teaching, pursue reconciliation, and be united with Christ. In Colossians and Philemon, Copenhaver and Arthurs combine exegetical precision with homiletical care, helping preachers and Bible teachers take Paul’s message–a plea for walking together in a manner worthy of Christ–to the church today.

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  • Message Of Leviticus

    $30.00

    For many Christians, the book of Leviticus is largely unknown and unread.

    Yet this book is crucial for understanding the rest of the Bible and the nature of the gospel. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Derek Tidball shows how this vital part of Scripture is of foundational importance for our view of God and Christian living. Revealing the original message to the people of Israel in their day, he makes room for us to grasp its message to us in our day. Tidball demonstrates how Leviticus serves as a preliminary sketch of the masterpiece that was to be unveiled in Christ, testifying to a faith of grace, love, and gratitude–and one that sets God’s people free to be holy. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Exodus offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text. This revised edition of a classic volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations, and a new interior design.

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  • Message Of Genesis 12-50

    $20.00

    Genesis sets the scene for the whole of the Bible, and indeed the entire human drama.

    It is a book both of beginnings and of a new beginning–the dawn of the gospel. In this Bible Speaks Today commentary, Joyce G. Baldwin shows how the vivid narratives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph still speak to us today, highlighting God’s ways of dealing with ordinary, imperfect people in fulfilling his great plan for the whole of humanity. Baldwin explores the meaning Genesis 12-50 offers Christians today–and how the often painful experiences it relates help us to better know the character of the God we worship. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Genesis 12-50 offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text. This beautifully redesigned edition has also been sensitively updated with more current references and the NRSV Bible text.

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  • Message Of Genesis 1-11

    $20.00

    Where do we come from? What is our purpose? The key to how and why we are is found in the early chapters of Genesis.

    In The Message of Genesis 1-11, David Atkinson explores how the first eleven chapters serve as an overture to the rest of the Bible. They evoke wonder as God is portrayed in his creative power and beauty. They reveal God’s loving mercy and salvation, even in his terrible judgment of those who turn from him and despoil the harmony of creation. With vivid insight, this Bible Speaks Today commentary illuminates how the meaning of Genesis is still resonant today–helping us understand both the greatness and the tragic flaw inherent in human beings. Although it was written thousands of years ago, the message of Genesis is one of timely urgency for the modern world: we are responsible participants in God’s creation who must, like Noah, confront the possibility of global catastrophe. Part of the beloved Bible Speaks Today series, The Message of Genesis 1-11 offers an insightful, readable exposition of the biblical text and thought-provoking discussion of how its meaning relates to contemporary life. Used by students and teachers around the world, The Bible Speaks Today commentaries are ideal for those studying or preaching the Bible and anyone who wants to delve deeper into the text. This beautifully redesigned edition has also been sensitively updated with more current references and the NRSV Bible text.

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  • Mission Of The Triune God

    $23.99

    Understanding Luke’s Narrative in the Book of Acts

    The book of Acts is unlike any other in Scripture; it has no rival in terms of a book spanning so many different lands. Written by a Gentile, it recounts the birth of the church age and the lives of early Christians that serve as lasting examples for the church today. When believers see how these events worked together to fulfill God’s promises, they gain a better understanding of the Trinitarian heart of Acts.

    In The Mission of the Triune God, author Patrick Schreiner argues that Luke’s theology stems from the order of his narrative. He shows how the major themes in Acts, including the formation of the church, salvation offered to all flesh, and the prolific spread of the gospel, connect. Through Schreiner’s clear presentation and helpful graphics, readers follow the early church as it grows “all under the plan of God, centered on King Jesus, and empowered by the Spirit.”

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  • 12 Prophets: Volume 1

    $44.95

    There is generally no common material that binds together the works of the individual prophets that comprise the Twelve, but through Sweeney’s commentary they stand together as a single, clearly defined book among the other prophetic books of the Bible.The Book of the Twelve Prophets is a multifaceted literary composition that functions simultaneously in all Jewish and Christian versions of the Bible as a single prophetic book and as a collection of twelve individual prophetic books. Each of the twelve individual books – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi – begins with its own narrative introduction that identifies the prophet and provides details concerning the historical setting and literary characteristics. In this manner each book is clearly distinguished from the others within the overall framework of the Twelve.By employing a combination of literary methodologies, such as reader response criticism, canonical criticism, and structural form criticism, Sweeney establishes the literary structure of the Book of the Twelve as a whole, and of each book with their respective ideological or theological perspectives.

    An introductory chapter orients readers to questions posed by reading the Book of the Twelve as a coherent piece of literature and to a literary overview of the Twelve. Sweeney then treats each of the twelve individual prophetic books in the order of the Masoretic canon, providing a discussion of each one’s structure, theme, and outlook. This is followed by a detailed literary discussion of the textual units that comprise the book.

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  • Book Of Jeremiah

    $75.00

    Of the Major Prophets, Jeremiah is perhaps the least straightforward. It is variously comprised of stories about the prophet Jeremiah, exchanges between Jeremiah and Yahweh, and messages directly from Yahweh-meaning a consciousness of form is essential to the understanding of its content. At times it is written in poetry, resembling Isaiah, while at other times it is written in prose, more similar to Ezekiel. And it is without doubt the darkest and most threatening of the Major Prophets, inviting comparisons to Amos and Hosea.

    John Goldingay, a widely respected biblical scholar who has written extensively on the entire Old Testament, navigates these complexities in the same spirit as other volumes of the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series-rooted in Jeremiah’s historical context but with an eye always trained on its meaning and use as Christian Scripture. After a thorough introduction that explores matters of background, composition, and theology, Goldingay provides an original translation and verse-by-verse commentary of all fifty-two chapters, making this an authoritative and indispensable reference for scholars and pastors as they engage with Jeremiah from a contemporary Christian standpoint.

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  • Gospel Of John

    $52.99

    John is a Gospel of abundant truth, life, and love. David Ford, one of the world’s leading Christian theologians, invites readers into a fresh, profound encounter with Jesus through the Gospel of John in this verse-by-verse theological commentary. This commentary will be of interest to professors and students doing research on John and the reception of the Gospel in Christian theology. It is also well suited for personal study and for pastors needing a handy reference for sermon preparation.

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  • Creation To Babel

    $21.99

    There has never been a commentary like this one!

    Dive deep into this foundational portion of Scripture with apologetics teaching as well as theological and devotional insights.

    How was there light before the sun? What is “protoevangelium”? Are Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 different or contradictory accounts of creation? Ken Ham answers these questions (collected over four decades of speaking on Genesis)-and many more-in his unique commentary on Genesis 1-11. Combining apologetics teaching, doctrine, theology, and devotional insights, this commentary is a tool for the whole family to grow in their knowledge of God and his Word.

    Creation to Babel: A Commentary for Families will equip families to stand on God’s Word, to understand why creation to Babel is such a foundational portion of Scripture, and to see what God reveals about himself in the early chapters of Genesis.

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  • 1 Kings : Studies In Hebrew Narrative And Poetry

    $44.95

    The narratives of Solomon and Jeroboam, of Elijah and Ahab, have fascinated readers for millennia. Even apart from questions of historical authenticity, they are gripping stories of richly drawn characters caught up in the complex tale of God’s dealings with Israel. This study explores the narrative world created by 1 Kings’ ancient Israelite author: the people who inhabit it, the lives they live, the deeds they do, and the face of God who is revealed in their stories.

    An introduction explains the significance of 1 Kings as a historical narrative. Originally intended as a literal history, after centuries of writing and rewriting it is now as much a literary work as a historical one: The views of those who formed it can be discerned and studied. Walsh also explains how the rich traditions of Hebrew prose narrative and the Hebrew language itself affect our reading of 1 Kings.

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  • Commentary On The New Testament From The Talmud And Midrash Volume 3

    $64.99

    Hermann L. Strack and Paul Billerbeck’s Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Midrash, originally published between 1922 and 1928, is an important reference work for understanding the New Testament in light of contemporary Jewish thought. Originally published as Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud und Midrasch, it has been unavailable in English until now. This first–ever English translation brings the work to a new audience.

    The commentary walks through each New Testament book verse by verse, referencing passages from the Midrash and the Talmud and showing their relevance for situating the Bible in its cultural background. While much research has been done on Second Temple Judaism since this work, nothing has come close to replacing it. This is truly an essential resource for academics, students, and pastors.Volume 3 contains an English translation of the commentary on Romans through Revelation.

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  • 1 And 2 Kings

    $34.99

    Violence on the streets. Military expansion. Consumerism. Policies exploiting people and natural resources. Harassment and abuse: 1 & 2 Kings could hardly be more relevant. In the thirty-fourth volume of the Believers Church Bible Commentary series, Old Testament scholar Lynn Jost claims 1 & 2 Kings were written to form a community that would embrace the Ten Commandments and the Great Shema and would champion righteousness and compassion. Jost traces the characteristics of royal justice, with its systems of excess and indulgence, as well as the court intrigue, succession politics, interfamily rivalries, and prophetic judgment that mark the books. Through it all, Israel remains in a covenant relationship with a delivering God. Through it all, God calls the leaders and the people to practice justice, protect shalom, and live righteously. In vivid and accessible prose, Jost invites pastors, scholars, and lay readers to read 1 & 2 Kings as books of promise–ones that gesture toward a faithful God who rescues, judges, commands, and provides.

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  • Joy Of Hearing

    $19.99

    Join New Testament scholar Thomas Schreiner as he explores the meaning and purpose of the book of Revelation.

    The book of Revelation can feel more intimidating to read than other books of the Bible. It invites readers into a world that seems confusing and sometimes even strange: golden lampstands, seven seals, a dragon, and a rider on a white horse. But at its core, Revelation is a message of hope written to Christians facing hardship, and it’s worth the effort to read it and understand it.

    In this first volume in the New Testament Theology series, trusted scholar Thomas Schreiner walks step-by-step through the book of Revelation, considering its many themes-the opposition believers face from the world; the need for perseverance; God as sovereign Creator, Judge, and Savior-as well as its symbolic imagery and historical context. The Joy of Hearing brings clarity to the content and message of Revelation and explores its relevance for the church today.

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  • 1st And Second Thessalonians

    $30.00

    Though often neglected among readers of Paul’s letters, his two surviving letters to the church in Thessalonica are highly valuable sources for reconstructing the theology of Paul and the history of the earliest Christian churches. First and Second Thessalonians also stand out for their intensely personal nature and provide a rare glimpse into Paul’s methods of pastoral care. This practical commentary interacts with the best scholarship on the Thessalonian letters while offering fresh new insights.

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  • James

    $59.99

    Telling yourself to follow God’s word in your daily life is easier said than done. Christians constantly hear the word of God but are not always listening and comprehending it.

    In the Bible, the book of James talks about the difficulties of living a godly life while you are surrounded by sin. In his letter to the Christians, James tells of the importance of applying the word of God to your path and how it will help you lead the life He envisioned for you.

    About the series

    The Concordia Commentary series is written to enable pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight, clarity, and faithfulness to the divine intent of the biblical text.

    Authors of books in this series are sensitive to the rich treasury of language, imagery, and themes found throughout Scripture. Careful attention is given to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek. Further light is shed on the text from archaeology, history, and extra-biblical literature. Finally, Scripture’s message is applied to the ongoing life of the church.

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  • 1 Corinthians

    $35.00

    To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.

    In his commentary on 1 Corinthians, Preben Vang shows how Paul’s experience with the church in Corinth is so remarkably applicable to the church in a postmodern Western context, expertly translating the issues of Paul’s day into our contemporary situation.

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  • Revelation

    $45.00

    To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.

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  • Ecclesiastes And Song Of Songs

    $35.00

    To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos. Edward M. Curtis’s volume on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs provides carefully organized guidance for interpreting, teaching, and illustrating these books.

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  • Mark

    $45.00

    The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

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  • 1-2 Samuel

    $45.00

    To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach. Full-color illustrations, maps, and photos are included throughout each volume to illustrate the world and events described in the Bible.

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  • Romans : An Introduction And Commentary

    $30.00

    Romans has been described as the theological epistle par excellence.

    The apostle Paul emphasizes that salvation is by God’s grace alone and that freedom, hope, and the gift of righteousness are secured through Christ’s death and resurrection, with the promise of a new and glorious destiny. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers can discern and do the will of God. God’s purpose is to bring Jews and Gentiles together so that they may glorify him with one voice. In this Tyndale Commentary, David Garland offers clear guidance along the rewarding, though sometimes difficult, paths of this great letter. The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. In the new New Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Theology. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.

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  • 12 Prophets Volume 2

    $49.95

    There is generally no common material that binds together the works of the individual prophets that comprise the Twelve, but through Sweeney’s commentary they stand together as a single, clearly defined book among the other prophetic books of the Bible.

    The Book of the Twelve Prophets is a multifaceted literary composition that functions simultaneously in all Jewish and Christian versions of the Bible as a single prophetic book and as a collection of twelve individual prophetic books. Each of the twelve individual books – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi – begins with its own narrative introduction that identifies the prophet and provides details concerning the historical setting and literary characteristics. In this manner each book is clearly distinguished from the others within the overall framework of the Twelve.

    By employing a combination of literary methodologies, such as reader response criticism, canonical criticism, and structural form criticism, Sweeney establishes the literary structure of the Book of the Twelve as a whole, and of each book with their respective ideological or theological perspectives. An introductory chapter orients readers to questions posed by reading the Book of the Twelve as a coherent piece of literature and to a literary overview of the Twelve. Sweeney then treats each of the twelve individual prophetic books in the order of the Masoretic canon, providing a discussion of each one’s structure, theme, and outlook. This is followed by a detailed literary discussion of the textual units that comprise the book.

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  • Joshua : Studies In Hebrew Narrative And Poetry

    $39.95

    What does Joshua hold to be the essential marks of Israelite identity? What distinguishes “Israel” from all other peoples? In tracking these themes, L. Daniel Hawk reveals in Joshua a profound struggle to define the people of the God of Israel.

    Hawk shows that the themes surrounding Joshua express fundamental markers of national identity: religious practice (obedience to the commandments of Moses), ethnic separation (extermination of the peoples of Canaan), and possession of land (“the land that YHWH gives”). Through the medium of narrative, Joshua tests each of these markers and demonstrates that none clearly characterize the people of God. Instead, Joshua presents Israel as a nation fundamentally constituted by choosing: YHWH’s choosing of Israel and Israel’s choosing of YHWH.

    In the present day in which ideologies of religion, race, and territorial possession have given rise to countless expressions of violence, Hawk expresses the particular value of reading Joshua. The Joshua story holds a mirror up to all who regard themselves as the people of God. The reflection is both repelling and inspiring but until we confront it, what it truly means to be the chosen people of God will remain elusive.

    Chapters are “Rights of Passage (1:1-18),” “Who’s Who in the Promised Land? (2:1-12:24),” “Strangers in the Night (2:1-24),” “Changing State (3:1-4:24),” “First Things First (5:1-15),” “Going in Circles (6:1-27),” “Ai Spy (7:1-8:35),” “Foiled Again (9:1-10:27),” “Conquering Canaanites (10:28-12:24),” “Organizing Israel (13:1-21:45),” “Altar Egos (22:1-34),” “Unfinished Business (23:1-18),” and “Decisions, Decisions (24:1-33).” Includes twelve charts that lay out structural features of the book.

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  • Monogram Of The Beast

    $19.99

    This book solves the great mystery regarding the mark of the Beast. The Hammer and Sickle is the mark, and is a monogram of the number 616 in Hebrew letters of the alphabet (tav, resh, tet, and zayin) and in Greek letters of the alphabet (chi, iota, digamma/waw), in obverse and reverse respectively. .

    The book is an interpretation of Daniel and Revelation, focusing in particular upon the mark of the Beast and its solution, comparable in some ways to a commentary on these two books. .

    The number of the Beast is 616, not 666.

    The mark (a hammer and sickle) represents the Workers’ and Peasants’ Government (of the Russian Soviet Republic).

    The book interprets Islam as Babylon the Great, and modern Israel as the Second Beast.

    There are 36 chapters, subdivided into 11 parts:

    Part One: The Beast: the Workers’ and Peasants’ Government of the Russian Soviet Republic

    Part Two: The Name of the Beast: the Workers’ and Peasants’ Government

    Part Three: The Hammer and Sickle: the Number of the Name of the Beast

    Part Four: Soviet Long-range Deception Strategy

    Part Five: Marxism and Satanism

    Part Six: Marxist Perversion of Christianity

    Part Seven: Contemporary War on Christianity in West

    Part Eight: Satanic and Occult Symbolism of the Red Star and Soviet emblem

    Part Nine: The Seventy Weeks of Daniel

    Part Ten: Islam: Mystery Babylon the Great

    Part Eleven: The Second Beast: Israel and the false prophet

    This book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to discover the identity of the
    Beast, the Second Beast, and Babylon the Great.

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  • Job

    $35.00

    Book of Job
    To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses. The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach. Full-color illustrations, maps, and photos are included throughout each volume to illustrate the world and events described in the Bible.

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  • Matthew

    $45.00

    In this latest addition to the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary series, biblical scholar Jeannine Brown and theologian Kyle Roberts together illuminate the Gospel of Matthew for pastors, scholars, and serious students of Scripture.

    Including an original translation of the text along with section-by-section commentary, this volume features chapters on “thinking theologically with Matthew” about such themes as kingdom, Christology, the Holy Spirit, and discipleship. Brown and Roberts also offer constructive theological engagement with a number of contemporary viewpoints, including feminist, global, political, and ethical (post-Holocaust) perspectives. At once interdisciplinary and insightful, their commentary will appeal to a wide readership.

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  • Dreamer : The Path Of Favor – Devotional Commentary On Genesis Chapters 36-

    $16.99

    Unveil your destiny in Christ.

    Dreams have the power to set your life in motion, shift focus, impart knowledge, heal, save, and change the course of your life.

    In this third and final volume, Brian and Candice Simmons conclude their biblical commentary on the book of Genesis with the breathtaking story of Joseph-a man who God prepared for great authority and privilege with a divinely inspired dream. Learn how to grow spiritually through every season of life and gain fresh insight from rich footnotes that include comments, word studies, cross references, and alternate translations.

    Discover the power of a dream, the purpose of trials, and the true meaning of forgiveness. Let the spirit of wisdom and revelation uncover God’s plan for you.

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  • Isaiah 34-66

    $44.99

    The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

    Overview of Commentary Organization

    *Introduction–covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology.

    *Each section of the commentary includes:

    *Pericope Bibliography–a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope.

    *Translation–the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English.

    *Notes–the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation.

    *Form/Structure/Setting–a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here.

    *Comment–verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research.

    *Explanation–brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues.

    *General Bibliography–occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

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  • Psalms 101-150

    $44.99

    The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

    Overview of Commentary Organization:

    *Introduction–covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology.

    *Each section of the commentary includes:

    *Pericope Bibliography–a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope.

    *Translation–the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English.

    *Notes–the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation.

    *Form/Structure/Setting–a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope.
    *Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here.

    *Comment–verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research.

    *Explanation–brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues.

    *General Bibliography–occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

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  • Ezra And Nehemiah

    $29.95

    Ezra-Nehemiah has been neglected in biblical studies, but it is important as one of the few windows into the Persian period of Israel’s history, the setting for so much of the final shape of the Hebrew Bible. To know this period is to know what influenced these redactors. In Ezra and Nehemiah Gordon Davies provides that knowledge using rhetorical criticism, a methodology that reveals the full range and progress of the book’s ideas without hiding its rough seams and untidy edges.

    The purpose of rhetorical criticism is to explain not the source but the power of the text as a unitary message. This approach does not look at plot development, characterization, or other elements whose roughness makes Ezra-Nehemiah frustrating to read. Instead, it examines the three parts of the relationship – the strategies, the situations, and the ffects – between the speaker and the audience. Rhetorical criticism’s scrutiny of the audience in context favors the search for the ideas and structures that are indigenous to the culture of the text.

    Rhetorical criticism is interested in figures of speech as means of persuasion. Therefore, to apply it to Ezra-Nehemiah, Davies concentrates on the public discourse – the orations, letters, and prayers – throughout its text. In each chapter he follows a procedure that: (1) where it is unclear, identifies the rhetorical unit in which the discourse is set; (2) identifies the audiences of the discourse and the rhetorical situation; (3) studies the arrangement of the material; (4) studies the effect on the various audiences; (5) reviews the passage as a whole and judges its success. In the conclusion, Davies explains that Ezra-Nehemiah makes theological sense on its own terms, by forming a single work in which a range of ideas is argued.

    Biblical scholars as well as those interested in literary criticism, communication studies, rhetorical studies, ecclesiology, and homiletics will find Ezra and Nehemiah enlightening.

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  • Isaiah : An Introduction And Commentary

    $30.00

    No other prophetic book rivals Isaiah’s clear message, powerful imagery, and confident hope in God’s future deliverance.

    The prophet’s vision of God’s glory and holiness in chapter 6 permeates the whole book, and he never tires of correcting misplaced faith in power or false gods. In this thorough and accessible Tyndale commentary, Paul Wegner explores the background, structure, and themes of Isaiah. While many scholars divide the book with a gap of about 150 years between chapters 39 and 40, Wegner highlights the unified message of the book, including its three introductions (Is 1:1; 2:1; 13:1) paired with its three refrains (Is 48:22; 57:21; 66:24). Each part illuminates God’s glorious plan for his people. The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. In the new Old Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Meaning. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.

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  • Message Of Johns Letters

    $20.00

    Immorality inundating the Christian community and gradually eroding the foundations of Christian living.

    The truth of God incarnate, the atonement, and the bodily resurrection of Christ under attack–even from within the church. These were the problems that faced the Christians of John’s day. In a society that scorned the gospel and sneered at godly living, John encouraged Christians with a message forged from two words: truth and love. The concerns of John’s original readers are still the concerns of the church now. In this accessible retelling of John’s message, David Jackman provides historical background, identifies key themes, and offers applications for today. He describes John’s first letter as an upwardly spiraling staircase that circles and broadens out around twin themes of truth and love, mind and heart, Word and Spirit. It is a message both timeless and timely. This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume includes updated language and Scripture quotations and a new interior design. A study guide for individuals or groups is included to help readers engage more deeply with the text.

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  • Standard Lesson Commentary NIV Large Print Edition 2021-2022

    $22.99

    As the world’s most popular annual Bible commentary for more than two decades, Standard LessonCommentary (SLC) provides 52 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions.

    Key features include:
    *Verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible text
    *Detailed lesson context
    *Pronunciation guide for difficult words
    *Printed Scripture
    *Discussion starters
    *A review quiz for each quarter

    Available in the King James Version (KJV) and New International Version(R) (NIV) Bible translations, the SLC is based on the popular Uniform Series. This series, developed by scholars from numerous church fellowships, outlines an in-depth study of the Bible over a six-year period.

    The four main themes of the 2021-2022 study are:
    *Celebrating God–Exodus, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Mark, Acts, Revelation
    *Justice, Law, History–Pentateuch, 2 Samuel, Ezra, Job, Isaiah, Nahum
    *God Frees and Redeems–Deuteronomy, Ezra, Matthew, John, Romans, Galatians
    *Partners in a New Creation–Isaiah, John, Revelation

    The SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday School class, for personal study, or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC.

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  • Standard Lesson Commentary KJV 2021-2022

    $19.99

    As the world’s most popular annual Bible commentary for more than two decades, Standard LessonCommentary (SLC) provides 52 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions.

    Key features include:
    *Verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible text
    *Detailed lesson context
    *Pronunciation guide for difficult words
    *Printed Scripture
    *Discussion starters
    *A review quiz for each quarter

    Available in the King James Version (KJV) and New International Version(R) (NIV) Bible translations, the SLC is based on the popular Uniform Series. This series, developed by scholars from numerous church fellowships, outlines an in-depth study of the Bible over a six-year period.

    The four main themes of the 2021-2022 study are:
    *Celebrating God-Exodus, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Mark, Acts, Revelation
    *Justice, Law, History-Pentateuch, 2 Samuel, Ezra, Job, Isaiah, Nahum
    *God Frees and Redeems-Deuteronomy, Ezra, Matthew, John, Romans, Galatians
    *Partners in a New Creation-Isaiah, John, Revelation

    The SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday School class, for personal study, or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC.

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  • Galatians

    $39.99

    Galatians is often read by Christians as being primarily concerned with the traditional doctrine of justification through faith, but it is also a text focused deeply on the political concerns of its specific historical moment. This commentary from N. T. Wright-the inaugural volume of the Commentaries for Christian Formation series-offers a theological interpretation of Galatians that puts that historical context of the book in dialogue with present questions, so that readers can understand both what Paul meant and what his writing might mean for us today.

    Each section of verse-by-verse commentary in this volume is followed by Wright’s reflections on what the text says about Christian formation today, making this an excellent resource for individual readers and those preparing to teach or preach on Galatians. The focus on formation is especially appropriate for this biblical letter, in which Paul wrote to his fellow early Christians, “My children-I seem to be in labor with you all over again, until the Messiah is fully formed in you!”

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  • 1 Corinthians : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $27.99

    What do you say to people who have accepted the gospel but have failed to apply it well? That is the dilemma Paul is facing as he writes 1 Corinthians. From the various disputes described in this epistle over rhetorical techniques, eating Idol meat in pagan temples, behavior during the Lord’s Supper, and so on NBBC 1 Corinthians teases out that the epistle, unified by the gospel, is about how to do church. Throughout the commentary, eminent New Testament scholar Alex R. G. Deasley emphasizes that the proper application of the gospel is at stake. Along with the standard discussions about literary genre, structure, and historical context, Dr. Deasley astutely articulates the relevance of 1 Corinthians to the church today. Written by a seasoned and highly regarded professor of biblical studies, this commentary is the ideal capstone to the New Beacon Bible Commentary series.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.

    Each Volume Features:

    CONTEMPORARY NEW SCHOLARSHIP from notable experts in the Wesleyan theological tradition

    CONVENIENT INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL, for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more

    CLEAR VERSE-BY-VERSE EXPLANATIONS, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the biblical text in its original language

    COMPREHENSIVE ANNOTATION divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text

    HELPFUL SIDEBARS, which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, and cultural customs

    AN EXPANDED BIBLIOGRAPHY for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes

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  • Obadiah Jonah And Micah

    $25.00

    Obadiah’s oracle against Edom. Jonah’s mission to the city of Nineveh. Micah’s message to Samaria and Jerusalem.

    These books are short yet surprisingly rich in theological and practical terms. In this Tyndale commentary on these minor but important prophets, Daniel Timmer considers each book’s historical setting, genre, structure, and unity. He explores their key themes with an eye to their fulfilment in the New Testament and their significance for today. The Tyndale Commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting, and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. In the new Old Testament volumes, the commentary on each section of the text is structured under three headings: Context, Comment, and Meaning. The goal is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.

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  • Message Of 2 Timothy

    $20.00

    After teaching many times from the book of 2 Timothy, John Stott writes, “I have been impressed afresh by the timeliness for today of what the apostle writes, especially for young Christian leaders.

    For our era too is one of theological and moral confusion, even of apostasy. And the apostle summons us, as he summoned Timothy, to be strong, brave and steadfast.” In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, Stott explores the perennial lessons of Paul’s final epistle. We see Paul call the young leader Timothy to courageously persevere in the truth and in his calling, not yielding to the pressures of public opinion or the surrounding culture. Highlighting key themes such as guarding, proclaiming, and suffering for the gospel, Stott also considers the historical background and applications for readers today. This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume includes updated language and Scripture quotations and a new interior design.

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  • Message Of 1 Timothy And Titus

    $25.00

    In the letters to Timothy and Titus, as he nears the end of his life, Paul focuses on the idea of inheritance.

    The faithful, he writes, must guard and pass on the heritage of gospel truth for the next generation. Paul’s clear commitment to the church as “the pillar and foundation of the truth” continues to challenge Christians in every era. In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, John Stott finds in 1 Timothy and Titus a dynamic truth that orders Christian life in the church, the family, and the world. With his trademark warmth and clarity, Stott guides readers through the text, highlighting key themes and applications for today. Stott’s pastoral voice and dedication to teaching the Word echo Paul’s as he calls each generation to guard the message entrusted to them. This revised edition of a classic volume features a new interior design, updated Scripture quotations, and light updates throughout.

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  • Exalting Jesus In Romans

    $14.99

    Exalting Jesus in Romans is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series, to include 47 volumes when complete, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books.

    Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical, and friendly commentary.

    The CCE series will include 47 volumes when complete. The author of Exalting Jesus in Romans is Tony Merida.

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  • Colossians

    $30.00

    The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible advances the assumption that the Nicene creedal tradition, in all its diversity, provides the proper basis for the interpretation of the Bible as Christian scripture. The series encourages readers to extend the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition to our day.

    In this addition to the acclaimed series, renowned scholar Christopher Seitz offers a theological exegesis of Colossians, bringing his expertise in canonical criticism to bear on his interpretation of this Pauline letter. As with other volumes in the series, the book is ideal for those called to ministry.

    The general editor for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible is R. R. Reno (editor, First Things). Series editors include Robert W. Jenson (Center of Theological Inquiry); Robert Louis Wilken (University of Virginia); Ephraim Radner (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto); Michael Root (Catholic University of America); and George Sumner (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto).

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  • 2 Corinthians

    $34.99

    2 Corinthians is part of The Christian Standard Commentary (CSC) series. This commentary series focuses on the theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, while paying careful attention to balancing rigorous scholarship with practical application.This series helps the reader understand each biblical book’s theology, its place in the broader narrative of Scripture, and its importance for the church today. Drawing on the wisdom and skills of dozens of evangelical authors, the CSC is a tool for enhancing and supporting the life of the church.

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  • Homilies On The Gospel Of John 41-124 Study Edition

    $49.00

    Few ancient Christian authors attempted anything like a complete commentary on the Gospel of John, among them Origen, John Chrysostom and Augustine. Of these, Augustine’s must count as the greatest. Unlike Origen’s, it has come down to us in its entirety, and of the others that remain it is certainly the most theologically profound. John’s gospel allows Augustine to range broadly over themes that were his life’s work -the Trinity, the person of Christ, the nature of the Church and its sacraments, the fulfillment of the divine plan.

    The 124 homilies that constitute Augustine’s commentary, however, are masterpieces not only of theological profundity but also of pastoral engagement. In the question-and-answer style that he frequently employs, for example, one can sense Augustine’s real awareness of his congregation’s struggles with the gospel text. And the congregation’s response to Augustine, which he frequently alludes to, is an indication of the success of his dialogical preaching style.

    The Johannine literature drew out the best in Augustine. The Homilies on the Gospel of John are the indispensable complement to The Homilies on The First Epistle of John, published in this series, and they should be a part of any serious theological library.

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  • Mark

    $49.99

    A new commentary for today’s world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is idea for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and all who want to understand the Bible in today’s world.

    SGBC is organized into three easy-to-use sections, designed to help readers live out God’s story: Listen to the Story; Explain the Story; and Live the Story.

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  • Bible Journey And Beyond

    $22.95

    This book is the perfect blend of the Bible and history. Find out what Abraham saw on his journey from Ur to the land of Canaan. See how biblical events are supported by archeology. Find out if Bible evidence supports the authenticity of the shroud of Turin. Bible stories take on new life in this enjoyable and entertaining book.

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  • Numbers : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $32.99

    Here in NBBC Numbers, the commentary completing the Old Testament portion of the New Beacon Bible Commentary series, we find the story of two generations of Israelites. The first, departing from Sinai, begins a wilderness journey that is marked by fickle faithfulness and failures; the second finds itself waiting on the plains of Moab on the verge of entering a land of promise. Themes such as God’s covenantal faithfulness to a rebellious people, his holiness, and the intercession of their servant leader, Moses, are carefully explored in this outstanding volume. Written by an incomparable team of scholars, this commentary delves into the literary forms, structural issues, and theological details found in this significant Old Testament book. This is truly another well-crafted addition to this pivotal commentary series.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.

    Each Volume Features:

    CONTEMPORARY NEW SCHOLARSHIP from notable experts in the Wesleyan
    theological tradition

    CONVENIENT INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL, for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more

    CLEAR VERSE-BY-VERSE EXPLANATIONS, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the biblical text in its original language

    COMPREHENSIVE ANNOTATION divided into three sections, which cover background elements behind the text; verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text; and significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text

    HELPFUL SIDEBARS, which provide deeper insight into theological issues, word meanings, archeological connections, historical relevance, and cultural customs

    AN EXPANDED BIBLIOGRAPHY for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes

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  • Ephesians

    $28.00

    The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition inform and shape faithfulness today. In this volume, prominent Reformed theologian Michael Allen offers a theological reading of Ephesians. As with other series volumes, this commentary is designed to serve the church, providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.

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  • Exalting Jesus In Psalms 101-150

    $14.99

    Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 101-150 is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series, to include 47 volumes when complete, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books.

    Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical, and friendly commentary.

    The authors of Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 101-150 are Daniel Akin, Johnny Hunt, and Tony Merida.

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  • Message Of Ephesians

    $30.00

    A common blind spot for evangelical Christians is to overlook the central importance of the church, emphasizing individual salvation more than the saved community.

    Yet no one can come away from a careful reading of Ephesians with a privatized gospel. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians clearly sets forth God’s eternal purpose to create the church–God’s new society. In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, John Stott expounds Paul’s theme of uniting all things in Christ by uniting his church. Guiding readers passage by passage through Ephesians, he provides helpful background, highlights key themes, and offers applications for Christians today. Drawing from his many years of studying and teaching Ephesians, Stott lays out the book’s compelling vision of what the church should be and its ongoing need for renewal. Christians are called to new life, new standards, and new relationships within the new society, where God breaks down all the barriers that have divided us from God and each other. This revised edition of a classic volume features a new interior design, updated Scripture quotations, and light updates throughout.

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  • Message Of Galatians

    $25.00

    To enclaves of young converts in the mountains of Asia Minor, Paul wrote what is perhaps the oldest document in the New Testament–the letter to the Galatians.

    Paul’s readers were struggling with numerous issues: How were men and women to be put right with God? Among a variety of religious authorities espousing different teachings, how were they to know who was right? How could Christians in the midst of a pagan culture live lives truly pleasing to God? Only one way, answered Paul: through Jesus Christ. In this volume, John Stott helps us understand the message of Galatians and how it holds true in the face of current challenges to our faith. Guiding readers passage by passage through Galatians, he provides helpful background, highlights key themes, and offers applications for Christians today. This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume features a new interior design, updated Scripture quotations, and light updates throughout.

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  • Message Of Acts

    $30.00

    The Spirit moves the church into the world.

    That is how it has always been since the day of Pentecost, when the Spirit brought thousands from many countries into the body of Christ. With the breadth and scholarly care that marked John Stott’s years of ministry, this revised Bible Speaks Today volume opens to us the early days of the church as recorded by Luke in the book of Acts. The experiences of the early church have much to say about issues that concern Christians today. What can Acts tell us about tongues and other extraordinary manifestations of the Spirit? How should churches structure themselves–with elders, deacons, pastors or all three? What should a normal Christian conversion look like? And, of course, how should the church reach out into the world with the message of salvation? This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations and a new interior design. A study guide at the end of the book will help you more deeply ponder the message of Acts and how it speaks to your life.

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  • 1 And 2 Thessalonians

    $30.00

    The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition inform and shape faithfulness today. In this volume, one of today’s leading theologians offers a theological reading of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. As with other series volumes, this commentary is designed to serve the church, providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.

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  • Message Of Colossians And Philemon

    $20.00

    Even healthy churches are never completely immune to the intellectual and spiritual pressures of their time.

    The church in Colossae was no exception. False teaching shaped by the spirit of the age was rising within the community, suggesting that a fuller knowledge and freedom was available beyond what ordinary Christians had experienced. Paul’s response was adamant: all God’s fullness is in Christ alone, and everyone who is in Christ shares in his triumph. The epistle to the Colossians is filled with teachings and warnings that are relevant to the church in every era. In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, Dick Lucas identifies key themes of Paul’s letter and considers applications for today. Guiding readers through each passage, Lucas explores the great truths of the faith packed into Colossians: freedom, victory over evil, knowledge of God, unity, and other aspects of the riches available in Christ. This new edition of a classic BST volume includes a new interior design, lightly updated language, and updated Scripture quotations throughout.

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  • Judges Ruth

    $49.99

    The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today’s context

    The books of Judges and Ruth have relevance for our lives today. Judges, because it reveals a God who employs very human deliverers but refuses to gloss over their sins and their consequences. And Ruth, because it demonstrates the far-reaching impact of a righteous character. K. Lawson Younger Jr. shares literary perspectives on the books of Judges and Ruth that reveal ageless truths for our contemporary lives.

    To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today’s context, each passage is treated in three sections:

    *Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.

    *Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.

    *Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.

    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.

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  • League Of Pardoned Rebels

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    Derrick’s book, masterfully titled, is more timely today than ever before. Given the Church’s wholesale abandonment of discipleship and decreasing appetite for following the life-giving way of our Messiah, Derrick’s voice is a refreshing call to reclaim what’s been lost and give our lives fully to Him. Rev. Biz Gainey, Senior Pastor, Pillar Community Church, Vero Beach, FL

    The Jews expected a Messiah to come Who would ride in like a white knight and destroy their enemies. But they never expected a humble Carpenter Who chose a rag-tag bunch to follow Him and lead His Church.

    In The League of Pardoned Rebels, Derrick West takes a closer look at the league that Jesus created, demonstrating how each one reflects something that is part of all of us. From Matthew’s infamous role as a tax collector to Peter’s impulsiveness and James’ and John’s tempers, each apostle demonstrates a sinful nature that we can all relate to.

    But from this motley crew, Jesus chose twelve men to lead His followers after He returned to Heaven, demonstrating that He can use the basest of sinners to accomplish His purpose.

    A concise but thorough expose of the original disciples, The League of Pardoned Rebels is a fantastic read for laity who want to better understand the message of the Bible and their place in God’s redemptive story. Theological educators and Bible teachers in a variety of settings will also benefit from West’s scholarship and application of each disciple’s story for contemporary life.

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  • Luke : The Son Of Man Came To Seek And To Save The Lost

    $44.00

    Can we know what Jesus was truly like during His time on earth? A first-century physician set out to gather eyewitness testimony of the life, teaching, and ministry of Jesus Christ. The result is a close-up account of a compassionate Savior on His journey to redeem His people. In this volume, Dr. R.C. Sproul traces the record of Jesus’ life as told by Luke, the man considered by some to be one of the greatest historians of the ancient world. Dr. Sproul shows that this gospel is for believers and skeptics alike, written so “that you may have certainty” (Luke 1:4) about the Son of Man who came to seek and save the lost.

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  • Blessing Devotional Commentary

    $16.99

    We are destined for glory.

    Through the stories of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, we discover the Creator’s deep longing for connection with every nation, tribe, and tongue.

    Brian and Candice Simmons continue their in-depth study of the book of Genesis in this second volume, covering chapters twelve through thirty-five. Gain fresh insight from rich footnotes that include commentary, word studies, cross references, and alternate translations.

    God has a blessing of inheritance for all of us that unites generations in his glory. As we begin to see the Father as the patriarchs saw him, we step into our inheritance right here on earth and experience true fellowship with the One our heart loves.

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  • Message Of 2 Corinthians

    $20.00

    The letter of 2 Corinthians reveals a powerful debate between the apostle Paul and a shadowy group of opponents, along with the local church members who supported them.
    Paul records a range of emotional extremes as he defends his doctrine, ministry, and character to this beloved yet troublesome congregation. In his response to the conflict, Paul develops a momentous theological message: God’s power is at work in human beings, not in their power but in their weakness. In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, Paul Barnett provides an accessible exposition that helps readers engage the message of 2 Corinthians. Working passage by passage through this often challenging epistle, Barnett provides helpful background, draws out key themes, and offers applications for Christians today. We find rich insights about the work of Christ, the nature of Christian ministry, facing struggles and weakness, generosity, and the life of the church. This revised edition of a classic volume features a new interior design, current NIV Scripture quotations, and light updates throughout.

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  • Judges : Studies In Hebrew Narrative And Poetry

    $44.95

    The biblical book of Judges contains culturally familiar stories such as that of Samson and Delilah and Deborah and Baraq. But despite the popularity of these stories, other important stories in Judges such as that of Achsah, the raped pilegesh, and the final civil war are virtually unknown to the average reader.

    Approaching Judges as a unified literary document, Tammi Schneider shows that the unity of the narrative reveals that when the Israelites adhere to the covenant established with their deity they prosper, but when they stray from it disaster follows. This is true not only in the Deuteronomistic refrains, as is recognized by many scholars, but in the whole book, and is reflected in Israel’s worsening situation throughout its narrative time.

    Schneider also highlights the unifying themes in Judges. She emphasizes the role of gender, family relations, and theology expressed in the biblical narrative, and uses intertextuality to better understand the text of Judges and its context in the Deuteronomistic history and the Hebrew Bible.

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  • Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary

    $49.99

    In this beautifully illustrated background commentary, respected scholars present verifiable historical evidence of people, places, and events found in the Bible, providing insight for understanding the biblical text from archaeology and ancient literary sources.

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  • Psalms Books 4-5

    $39.95

    In this close reading of Psalms 90-150, Nancy deClaisse-Walford discovers meanings in the Psalms that were “there all along” but hidden beneath layers of interpretation built up over the centuries. Approaching the canonical storyline of the Psalter with feminist-critical lenses, she reads against the dominant mind-set, refuses to accept the givens, and seeks to uncover a hidden/alternate/parallel set of societal norms. DeClaisse-Walford attends to how context affects the way hearers appropriate the Psalter’s words: women, for the most part, hear differently than men; women of privilege differently than women living in poverty. Her interchanges with students and scholars in post-apartheid South Africa bring the biblical text alive in new ways for today’s believers.

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  • Psalms 73-150 : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $39.99

    Continuing where the first New Beacon Bible Commentary on Psalms left off, NBBC Psalms 73-150 expertly explores relevant details of these prayers and hymns such as their poetic features, theological emphases, and types (thanksgiving psalms, praise psalms, laments, etc.). Attention is given to Old Testament thematic elements found in the Psalms, as well as the important influence of the Psalms on Jesus and the New Testament writers. A helpful glossary and an extensive bibliography are included.

    Written by a formidable team of scholars, this volume is another welcome addition to the NBBC series.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.

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  • Matthew-Luke

    $65.00

    Designed to strengthen the global church with a widely accessible, theologically sound, and pastorally wise resource for understanding and applying the overarching storyline of the Bible, this commentary series features the full text of the ESV Bible passage by passage, with crisp and theologically rich exposition and application. Editors Iain M. Duguid, James M. Hamilton, and Jay Sklar have gathered a team of experienced pastor-theologians to provide a new generation of pastors and other teachers of the Bible around the world with a globally minded commentary series rich in biblical theology and broadly Reformed doctrine, making the message of redemption found in all of Scripture clear and available to all.
    Contributors to this volume include:
    *Dan Doriani
    *Hans F. Bayer
    *Peter Geoffrey Bolt

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  • Ruth Song Of Songs Esther

    $32.99

    Love, faithfulness, and redemption are among the themes of Ruth, Song of Songs, and Esther. This masterful New Beacon Bible Commentary, written by three accomplished scholars, highlights the unique features of each of these three biblical books. Ruth’s portrayal of love, devotion, and redemption is set alongside the Song of Song’s poetic celebration of God s gift of love between a man and a woman. And rounding out this incredible volume is Esther’s story of God, faithful but seemingly hidden, working through human hands to reverse the intentions of evil and deliver his people. As always, this NBBC brings to readers the finest literary, historical, and theological analysis of the text, along with guidance for application and further study.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.

    EACH VOLUME FEATURES:

    Contemporary scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan theological tradition

    Convenient introductory material, including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/ cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, and hermeneutical issues

    Clear verse-by-verse explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language

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  • Song Of Songs

    $30.00

    In this addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, Paul Griffiths offers theological exegesis of the Song of Songs. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church–providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups–and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

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  • Jon Coursons Application Commentary Complete 3 Volume Set

    $124.99

    Few Bible commentators simultaneously articulate both insightful spiritual truths and memorable life applications for readers who want to be relevant witnesses for Jesus Christ. Gifted Bible preacher and inspiring teacher Jon Courson effortlessly combines both in this easy-to-read, verse-based devotional commentary set.

    Pastor Jon’s years of immersion in God’s Word, as he regularly preached from the Bible, produced faithful, valuable teaching that is both a scholarly work and an encouragement for living the Christian life. His Application Commentary Series combines the following elements in a unique blend of pertinent information and needed inspiration:
    *Deep love for God’s word
    *Colorful cultural insights
    *Insightful historical information
    *Applicable topical studies
    *Vivid illustrations and stories
    *Humorous, practical, and inspiring life lessons

    The three volumes of this devotional commentary offer thorough and comprehensive teaching on every paragraph in the Bible along with practical, in-depth topical studies. Courson has amassed a wealth of understanding in a very readable and comfortable expositional style.

    Volumes include:
    Volume 1, Old Testament, (Genesis – Job)
    Volume 2, Old Testament (Psalms – Malachi)
    Volume 3, New Testament (Matthew – Revelation)

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  • Swindolls Living Insights New Testament Complete Set

    $403.84

    The complete 16-volume set of Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary draws on 13-time Christian Book Award winner Chuck Swindoll’s more than 50 years of studying and preaching God’s Word. Each volume includes both the NLT and NASB translations of the Bible, verse-by-verse commentary, charts, maps, photos, key terms, and background articles with practical application. A must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone else who is seeking a deeply practical resource for exploring God’s Word.

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  • Insights On Matthew 16-28

    $25.99

    Matthew’s Gospel shows that Jesus was Israel’s King and long-awaited Messiah. In Insights on Matthew 16-28, Chuck Swindoll unpacks the journey of Jesus from His transfiguration to His glorious resurrection. Chuck’s deep insight, signature easygoing style, and humor bring a warmth and practical accessibility not often found in commentaries.

    The 16-volume Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary series draws on 13-time Christian Book Award winner Chuck Swindoll’s more than 50 years of studying and preaching God’s Word. Each volume includes both the NLT and NASB translations of the Bible, verse-by-verse commentary, charts, maps, photos, key terms, and background articles with practical application. A must-have for pastors, teachers, and anyone else who is seeking a deeply practical resource for exploring God’s Word.

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  • Isaiah 40-66 : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $32.99

    Chapters 40-66 of Isaiah are meaningful in both Judaism and Christianity. The return of Judeans from Babylon, the suffering servant, and the revitalization of Jerusalem are among the images of these chapters. The author of this New Beacon Bible Commentary, Gilberto Lozano, deftly explores the theology associated with these images, while discussing other important features, such as the striking poetry, the cultural milieu, and the historical setting. Expertly handling the elements of this prophetic literature, Dr. Lozano has produced a well-crafted commentary and an outstanding addition to the NBBC series.The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.EACH VOLUME FEATURES:Completely New Scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan traditionConvenient Introductory Material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and moreClear Verse-by-Verse Explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language

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  • 2 Timothy And Titus

    $29.99

    The apostle Paul is known for his doctrinally rich writing, but we should not overlook his concern for the practical. In his letters to Timothy and Titus-faithful younger men who had followed him into ministry-Paul has much to teach every one of us about godly leadership, sound teaching, and holy living.

    In this warm and pastoral commentary, Daniel Doriani and Richard Phillips show how the letters brim with the message of God’s grace as it is practically applied, challenging us to embrace Paul’s priorities and to remain faithful in suffering. They explore Paul’s treatment of important doctrines such as election, predestination, assurance of salvation, and more. And they point us to Christ, who empowers us by his grace as we labor for his sake.

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  • Not That Man

    $18.99

    If you think you don’t like St Paul then this book is for you. It covers controversial topics such as Paul’s attitudes to women, slavery and sex; it also asks ‘What changed Paul?,’ ‘Did Paul think that Jesus was God?,’ and many other questions. Key passages have been included to illustrate that you must keep revisiting Paul if you are to go deeper into the mystery of this extraordinary character. The translations are always Nicholas King’s own and will help you to get to know Paul better–which is what this book is all about.

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  • Standard Lesson Commentary NIV Deluxe Edition 2020-2021

    $24.99

    As the world’s most popular annual Bible commentary for more than two decades, Standard Lesson Commentary (SLC) provides 52 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions.

    Key features include:
    *Verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible Text
    *Detailed lesson context
    *Pronunciation guide for difficult words
    *Printed Scripture
    *Discussion starters
    *A review quiz for each quarter

    The SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday school class for personal study or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL)/Uniform Series. Nearly three dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC making it the most popular annual Bible commentary available.

    Available in the King James Version (KJV) and New International Version (NIV) Bible translations, the SLC is based on the popular Uniform Series. This series, developed by scholars from numerous church fellowships, outlines an in-depth study of the Bible over a six-year period. The four main themes of the 2020-2021 study are:
    *Love for One Another-Genesis, 1 Samuel, Luke, John, Acts, 1 Corinthians, James, 1 John
    *Call in the New Testament-Gospels, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Hebrews
    *Prophets Faithful to God’s Covenant-Deuteronomy, Joshua, 1 & 2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, Lamentations, Prophets
    *Confident Hope-Leviticus, Matthew, Luke, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Hebrews, 1 John

    The SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday school class, for personal study, or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC, making it the most popular annual Bible commentary available.

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  • Message Of Matthew

    $30.00

    Matthew’s Gospel is the first–and perhaps the most important–single document of the New Testament.

    In it you will find the fullest and most systematic account of the birth, life, teaching, death, and resurrection of the founder of Christianity, Jesus the Messiah. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Michael Green shows how this very Jewish Gospel portrays the power and purpose of Jesus’ life and work, which was to bring light to all nations. Matthew records Jesus as Messiah, Son of God, Son of David, Son of Man, and supremely as God returning to Jerusalem as judge and redeemer. The consequences of this steady focus are as relevant now as then. Now more than ever we need to hear Matthew’s emphasis on the unity of God’s revelation old and new, its teaching on the life of discipleship, its exploration of the meaning of the kingdom of heaven, and its insights into the people of the Messiah, the end of the world, and the universality of the Good News. Green offers introductory material on the author of Matthew, the readers to whom the Gospel was originally written, the popularity of the Gospel, and its structure and themes. He then provides a passage-by-passage exposition of Matthew, paying attention to the application of the text as well as its interpretation. A study guide follows the exposition and will help you to further ponder and practice what this Gospel teaches you about Jesus and your place in the kingdom of Heaven. This new edition includes updated language and current NIV Scripture quotations throughout.

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  • Message Of The Sermon On The Mount

    $25.00

    “The followers of Jesus are to be different,” writes John Stott, “different from both the nominal church and the secular world, different from both the religious and the irreligious. The Sermon on the Mount is the most complete delineation anywhere in the New Testament of the Christian counter-culture.”

    In the Sermon on the Mount, the “nearest thing to a manifesto” that Jesus ever uttered, we find Jesus’ own description of what he wanted his followers to be and do. In this Bible Speaks Today volume, Stott guides readers through Jesus’ well-known but often poorly understood teachings in Matthew 5 through 7. He identifies key themes in the Sermon that demonstrate its ongoing relevance to believers: a Christian’s character, influence, righteousness, piety, ambition, relationships, and commitment. Leading us to listen carefully to the meaning of each verse in its context, Stott also confronts the challenges this text raises for today’s Christians and draws out practical applications. A seven-session study guide at the end of the book will help you more deeply ponder the message of the Sermon on the Mount and how it speaks to your life. If the church truly lived by the standards and values Jesus set forth in this passage, Stott declares, it would be the authentic alternative society that he always intended it to be–showing a dark world what human life looks like under the gracious rule of God.

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  • John 13-21 : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $27.99

    Simple to read but conceptually complex, the Gospel of John is in many ways unlike its three companion Gospels. The authors of this two-volume New Beacon Bible Commentary have presented succinctly the best that contemporary New Testament scholarship has to offer on this Gospel. Exploring genre, literary devices, authorship, and other features, this commentary delves deeply into the development, meaning, and application of this unique book. Volume 2 encompasses John 13-21, the Book of Glory and the epilogue.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study.

    EACH VOLUME FEATURES:

    Completely New Scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan tradition

    Convenient Introductory Material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more

    Clear Verse-by-Verse Explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language

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  • John 1-12 : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $32.99

    Simple to read but conceptually complex, the Gospel of John is in many ways unlike its three companion Gospels. The authors of this two-volume New Beacon Bible Commentary have presented succinctly the best that contemporary New Testament scholarship has to offer on this Gospel. Exploring genre, literary devices, authorship, and other features, this commentary delves deeply into the development, meaning, and application of this unique book. Volume 1 encompasses John 1-12, the prologue and the Book of Signs.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study.

    EACH VOLUME FEATURES:

    Completely New Scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan tradition

    Convenient Introductory Material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more

    Clear Verse-by-Verse Explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language

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  • Pastoral Epistles With Philemon And Jude

    $33.00

    This seventh volume in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers a theological exegesis of 1st and 2nd Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and Jude. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church–through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth–and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

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  • Exalting Jesus In Psalms Volume 2 Psalms 51-100

    $14.99

    Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 51-100 is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series, to include 47 volumes when complete, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books.

    Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation. It’s not academic but rather presents an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary.

    The authors of Exalting Jesus in Psalms, Volume 2, Psalms 51-100 are Matt Mason, David Platt, and Jim Shaddix.

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  • Being Ruth : The Beauty In Being Godly

    $30.99

    “Have you ever felt like your faith was being tested? Have you ever experienced the death of a loved one? The book of Ruth, found in the Old Testament, is a moving story of a sad tragedy followed by an unrelenting commitment, both human and divine. Ruth’s sadness is followed by hope deferred, yet undeterred. “”Being Ruth”” takes a closer pastoral perspective on the shape of human expressions and relationships, the significance of names, and the consequences of men dying childless. We see Ruth, the committed daughter-in-law to Naomi, responding with grace during a difficult time in life. Although this is not your typical love story, as you allow the Scriptures to speak you’ll find a beautifully enchanting story.”

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  • Golden Alphabet : An Exposition Of Psalm 119

    $14.95

    Written as an acrostic, Psalm 119 begins each verse with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Fittingly, the Psalms were one of Spurgeon’s favorite portions of Scripture. He labored over The Treasury of David for nearly half of his ministry; it overflows with quotations from hundreds of commentators. This volume highlights just one small extract.

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  • Numbers

    $30.00

    This ninth volume in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers a theological exegesis of Numbers. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church–through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth–and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

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  • Exodus

    $30.00

    Exodus recounts the origins of ancient Israel, but it is also a book of religious symbols. How should it be interpreted, especially in light of modern historical-critical study? In this addition to an acclaimed series, a respected scholar offers a theological reading of Exodus that highlights Aquinas’s interpretations of the text. As with other volumes in the series, this commentary is ideal for those called to ministry, serving as a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups.

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  • Nahum-Malachi : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $35.99

    The last six Minor Prophets-Nahum through Malachi-span preexilic and postexilic times. The first three-Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah-lead up to the exile, with themes ranging from God’s judgment to his enduring faithfulness; the final three-Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi-lay spiritual foundations for the community returned from exile, encouraging the temple’s rebuilding, visualizing the messianic age, and affirming God’s covenantal faithfulness.

    Authors Laurie Braaten and Jim Edlin have expertly crafted a New Beacon Bible Commentary on these remarkable writings. Together these exceptional scholars have explored the individual themes of these biblical books, while also bringing to light any broader themes these books may share.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.

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  • Image Maker Devotional Commentary

    $16.99

    All things came to life through the Word of God.

    Genesis is God’s autobiography with the seal of perfection stamped upon every word contained within. The powerful Word of God put light in the darkness, land in the sea, and life on an uninhabited earth.

    Join Brian and Candice Simmons as they tell the fascinating story of human creation in The Image Maker, the first of three volumes that study the book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, in depth.

    You are God’s divine idea, and you were formed by his loving thoughts. Walk with him as he releases his glorious image into the universe.

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  • Matthew : A Commentary In The Wesleyan Tradition

    $35.99

    Adeptly exploring the Gospel of Matthew as narrative, with attention given to underlying Old Testament influences, the authors of this New Beacon Bible Commentary highlight the Gospel s emphases on Christology, community, and the kingdom of heaven. Thoughtful, practical, and challenging, this commentary offers an outstanding examination of this first book of the New Testament.

    The New Beacon Bible Commentary is an engaging, indispensable reference tool to aid individuals in every walk of life in the study and meditation of God’s Word. Written from the Wesleyan theological perspective, it offers insight and perceptive scholarship to help you unlock the deeper truths of Scripture and garner an awareness of the history, culture, and context attributed to each book of study. Readable, relevant, and academically thorough, it offers scholars, pastors, and laity a new standard for understanding and interpreting the Bible in the 21st century.

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  • 1 Corinthians : Interpreted By Early Christian Commentators

    $47.50

    Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, one of the earliest Christian writings, had enormous influence on the formation of Christian teaching. In this Church’s Bible volume Judith L. Kovacs weaves comments from all the commentaries and sermon series written in Latin or Greek between the years 250 and 800, illustrating the historic Christian understanding of this crucial text.

    The church fathers gathered here include Augustine of Hippo, Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, Athanasius, Origen, John Chrysostom, and many more. Preceding the line-by-line exegesis are a lucid essay by Robert Louis Wilken on how the church fathers interpreted the New Testament, an informative introduction to 1 Corinthians by Kovacs, and two chapters of general patristic commentary on Paul and on this letter. Completing the volume are several helpful appendixes and indexes.

    Freshly translating many passages into idiomatic English for the first time, Kovacs does not merely excerpt random quotes from the church fathers but instead produces a sustained interaction with their direct comments on 1 Corinthians. This soaking in the wisdom of the past is sure to spiritually refresh and intellectually sharpen contemporary readers who seek to better understand this part of Scripture.

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  • Song Of Songs

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    The Song of Songs, traditionally attributed to Solomon, is a collection of lyrics that celebrate in earthly terms the love of a bridegroom and a bride. Throughout the course of early Christian history, the Song of Songs was widely read as an allegory of the love of Christ both for the church and for its individual members. In reading the Song this way, Christians were following in the steps of Jewish exegetes who saw the Song as celebrating the love of God for Israel.

    In The Song of Songs, the inaugural volume of The Church’s Bible, Richard A. Norris Jr. uses commentaries and sermons from the church’s first millennium to illustrate the original Christian understanding of Solomon’s beautiful poem. In recent times, the Song of Songs has been more a focus of literary than of religious interest, but Norris’s work shows that for early Christians, this text was counted, with the Psalms and the Gospels, among those Scriptures that touched most deeply on the believer’s relation to God.

    All in all, Norris’s Song of Songs is a masterful work that aptly acquaints contemporary readers with the church’s traditional way of discerning in this text a guide to the character of Christian belief and life. This volume — and the entire Church’s Bible series — will be welcomed by preachers, teachers, students, and general readers alike.

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  • Psalms 42-72

    $39.99

    In the inspired poems of the Psalms, we find the full range of human emotions laid bare before the heart of God. Pastor-theologian Richard D. Phillips provides thoughtful, devotional commentary on the psalms of Book 2 (Psalms 42-72), which is distinctive for its variety of authors. He shows that in the spiritual walk of faith, these psalmists take believers by the hand and guide us in our communion with God, pointing always to Christ.

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  • Isaiah : Commentary Notes And Study Questions

    $12.95

    This next volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible.

    Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book–information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own.

    The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies, and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of Isaiah, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background of important biblical terms, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information “at a glance”.

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