What is the most important responsibility that our God and Lord has asked us to do in our life in this world? One should question them self and try to find it out. This commentaries is the answer. As written in the title, its LIFE APPLICATION. All though it is necessary to know how important our forefathers were, now the even more important issue is how is our relationship with our God thru Christ. How do we develop this and attain the mind and heart that our Lord requires from us. So it is important to know how to apply the words from early Church brothers in our life's today. This commentary would help us do the same. Just what is needed for each individual's spiritual growth.
This commentary set is exactly what it says it is: an application commentary. The classic question we get as pastors is this: "How does this 2000-year-old passage of Scripture APPLY to my life today?" The application commentary helps me as a pastor better answer those questions for the people in the pews. It also sparks some of my own thoughts as I'm inspired by its ideas. This is not a deeply intellectual commentary set, but if you're looking for help and fresh ideas for your Sunday morning sermons, this is a good place to look.
I highly recommend the Life Appllication Commentary. I have found it to be very useful in sermon preparation over the years. It offers excellent background material as well as thoughts on how passages have practical application for everyday living. I use my commentaries on a weekly basis.
The Life Application Study Bible is my favorite. This commentary digs a little deeper with more in dept commentary. I would much rather have the hardcover than the softcover. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because we are not perfect. I would like to have the Old Testament Set to go along with the New Testament Set. I am not all that fun of the NIV. (to watered down) I haven't read all the commentary set yet. I'll be waiting for the Old testament set meanwhile.