With a projected number of 48 volumes, this commentary series of small books is large on insight and understanding of the Bible. It will be a reliable, faithful, and useful commentary for years to come. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series takes an expositional, Christ-centered approach to explaining each book of the Bible.
The Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series is shaped by both theological conviction and practical goals.
At the root of this series is the belief that "God speaks through his written word." Therefore, "We must speak from that word." Furthermore, the series takes as its starting point that: "the Bible is God breathed, authoritative, inerrant, sufficient, understandable, necessary, and timeless.
With these convictions firmly in place the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary focuses on multiple practical goals that naturally accord with the stated theological convictions. They include:
provide a commentary that can be used at all levels of ministry for weekly preparation
to present the biblical material in a readable and pastoral style
remain text focused while providing inspiring illustrations and true-to-life application
In 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus a team of authors tackles Paul's most personal letters emphasizing the importance of both good Christian character and sound doctrine in church leaders. Devotional, informative and intensely biblical, this volume kicks off the series in the right direction!
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 288 Vendor: Holman Reference Publication Date: 2013 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.63 (inches)
Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, 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.
Projected contributors to the series include notable authors such as Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Mark Dever, and others.
David Platt is pastor of the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of the best-selling book, Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream.
Daniel L. Akin is the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington and is the author or editor of numerous books and Bible commentaries including Theology for the Church and the New American Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John.
Tony Merida is lead pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His books include Faithful Preaching and Orphanology.
Confidence in the truth and power of God’s written Word should prompt pastors and teachers not only to say worthy things about the Bible, but also to preach and teach with faithfulness from the Bible. The Christ-Centered Exposition series helps us to do just that. Theologically rock solid, this series is a clear, practical, and useful guide to the kind of biblical exposition that will please the Lord and build up his church.
Timothy George Founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture
There is nothing more helpful to a pastor than resources that are biblically faithful and pastorally applicable. The Christ-Centered Exposition series hits the bull’s eye. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to understand the Scripture in its context in order to apply it in real life.
Darrin Patrick Lead pastor of The Journey, St. Louis, and co-author of For the City
David Platt, Tony Akin, and Tony Merida have launched a series that will give a rising generation of pastors a tremendous resource for seeing how all the Scriptures prepare for and proclaim the ministry of Christ. The pastoral focus, the preaching tools and the redemptive insights make this a series of immediate use and great aid to pastors who want to equip their people to serve the Lord in the joyous power of the gospel rather than in the vain pressures of servile dread or slavish fear.
Bryan Chapell President Emeritus, Covenant Seminary and Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church