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2015 Christian Book Awards: Bible Reference Finalists
1, 2 & 3 John: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament [ZECNT]Karen H. JobesZondervan / 2014 / Hardcover$24.99 Retail:
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In her commentary on John's letters, Karen H. Jobes writes to bridge the distance between academic biblical studies and pastors, students, and laypeople who are looking for an in-depth treatment of the issues raised by these New Testament books. She approaches the three letters of John as part of the corpus that includes John's gospel, while rejecting an elaborate redactional history of that gospel that implicates the letters. Jobes treats three major themes of the letters under the larger rubric of who has the authority to interpret the true significance of Jesus, an issue that is pressing in our religiously pluralistic society today with its many voices claiming truth about God.
About the Series:
Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher familiar with the biblical languages, the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament brings together commentary features rarely gathered in one volume.
Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek, and each author provides an original translation based on the literary structure. The series consistently provides the main point, an exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author's message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial. The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series covers the entire New Testament in twenty volumes.
For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of WorshipDaniel I. BlockBaker Academic / 2014 / Hardcover$24.99 Retail:
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Current discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture. True worship, however, is our response to God's gracious revelation; in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God's terms.
Respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehensive biblical foundation and illuminating Old Testament worship practices and principles. He develops a theology of worship that is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and is applicable for the church today. He also introduces readers to a wide range of issues related to worship. For the Glory of God, illustrated with diagrams, charts, and pictures, will benefit professors and students in worship and Bible courses, pastors, and church leaders.
Galatians: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament [BECNT]Douglas J. MooBaker Academic / 2013 / Hardcover$30.99 Retail:
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This addition to the award-winning BECNT series, Galatians highly regarded New Testament scholar Douglas Moo offers a substantive yet accessible commentary. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, Moo leads readers through all aspects of the book of Galatians--sociological, historical, and theological--to help them better understand its meaning and relevance.
As with all BECNT volumes, this commentary features the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text and an acclaimed, user-friendly design. It admirably achieves the dual aims of the series--academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility--making it a useful tool for pastors, church leaders, students, and teachers.
Mark: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament [ZECNT]Mark L. Strauss, Clinton E. ArnoldZondervan / 2014 / Hardcover$23.49 Retail:
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This series is designed for those who know biblical languages. It is written primarily for the pastor and Bible teacher, not for the scholar. That is, the aim is not to review and offer a critique of every possible interpretation that has ever been given to a passage, but to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context. Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting. While the focus is not on application, the author does offer suggestions as to the direction in which application can flow.
In this volume on Mark, Strauss carefully follows the argument of the Greek text in a straightforward, accessible, noncontroversial way. It's as if a master teacher were leading you through the text.
Tap into the treasures of God's Word with the Lutheran Bible Companion, the first-ever comprehensive guide to the Bible featuring commentary that reflects Lutheran theology.
In this two-volume set, readers find new understanding for personal meditation or preaching in the expansive timeline of the Old and New Testament, as well as the Intertestamental Era. Fascinating insights on the Bible's themes provide additional depth:
- Theological topics and literary features found in each book of the Bible
- Significant events, people, and places found in detailed outlines and maps
- Biblical reflections from Martin Luther and Johann Gerhard
- Color photography and art illustrating stories, daily life, and landscapes (600+)
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.
In this volume, Scott Duvall works through the mysterious book of Revelation in a way that is both understandable and teachable.
- Includes the big idea and key themes of the passage
- Includes sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text
- Includes full-color illustrations, maps, and photos