I have been purchasing the New American Commentary Series one at a time for a few months. Luke was the first that I purchased and I love this commentary and all of the others that I have so far as well! This commentary is perfect for aide in sermon preparation. As pastoral as the NIV Application commentaries but not as devotional. Packed with literary contents but not overly technical. This commentary set is perfect for the educated pastor looking for help researching for solid sermons with application or for the lay teacher (Bible study perhaps) looking to get deeply immersed in serious study of the passage with solid links to practical application.