This commentary is awesome! Written by the professors from Dallas Theology Seminary, several different authors. features: maps, charts, great theology such as salvation by grace through faith, pre-tribulation rapture, 1000 year reign of Christ. concise commentary with hebrew and greek words, usually meaty but at times real concise. I place this set up there with Matthew Henrey and Weirsbe; and have used it to make sunday school lessons quite often for my collage level class. based on the niv, i am a KJV person but this generally dont pose an issue.
If your looking for a conservative commentary you won't be disappointed! One of my reservations before purchasing was the use of the NIV version (I prefer the KJV). This really didn't make any difference because their comments were taken from the original language. Another reservation I had was if I would learn anything new (I have dozens of commentaries). I found insights that had never been raised before in the collection I own. For instance, in Revelation 16 Satan and the false prophet unite in inciting the nations of the world to gather for a final world war against Jerusalem and Israel (Satans base of operations). Why then should satanic forces be let loose to destroy the world empire which has just been created?
Actually the war is a form of rebellion against the world ruler. Satan, knowing the second coming of Christ is near, will gather all the military might of the world into the Holy Land to resist the coming of Jesus. Though the nations may be deceived in entering into the war in hopes of destroying the antichrist and his oppresive rule, as Christ returns they will turn their guns on Him instead.
It's this type of insight that makes this commentary priceless. Consider what you're getting. These men have spent their lives studying and teaching God's Word, they compile all that knowledge into these two books and it's all yours for 30 bucks! It really is a 'must have'. I need it, I use it, and I highly recommend it!