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Publication Date: 2010
Series: NIV Application Commentary
A unique commentary that explores each passage from three vital perspectives: original meaning, bridging context, contemporary significance. Isaiah wrestles with the realities of people who are not convicted by the truth but actually hardened by it, and with a God whose actions sometimes seem unintelligible, or even worse, appears to be absent. Yet Isaiah penetrates beyond these experiences to an even greater reality. Isaiah sees Gods rule over history and his capacity to take the worst of human actions and use it for good. He declares the truth that even in the darkest hours, the Holy One of Israel is infinitely trustworthy.
The NIV Application Commentary Series doesn't fool around: it gets right down to business, brining this ancient and powerful word of God into the present so that it can be heard and believed with all the freshness of a new day, with all the immediacy of a friend's embrace.
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps pastors and Bible teachers with one the most neglected elements in good preaching--accurate, useful application. Most commentaries tell you a few things that are helpful and much that you do not need to know. By dealing with the original meaning and contemporary significance of each passage, the NIV Application Commentary Series promises to be helpful all the way around.
James Montgomery Boice
Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible's timeless message speak to this generation.
Here, at last, is a commentary that makes the proper circuit from the biblical world to main street. The NIV Application Commentary is magnificent gift to the church.
College Church, Wheaton, IL
Here at last is a commentary which is not only academically well informed but which helps the contemporary reader hear God's word and consider its implications; scholarship in the service of the church.
If you want to avoid hanging applicational elephants from interpretive threads, then the NIV Application Commentary Series is for you. This series excels at both original meaning and contemporary significance. I support it one hundred percent.
Howard J. Hendricks,
Dallas Theological Seminary
This is the pulpit for the 21st Century
George K. Brushaber,
President, Bethel College & Seminary
It takes more than interpretation of God's word to change lives, it takes application. Application is the bottom line in teaching and preaching. Without it, we've missed the point of the Bible. The NIV Application Commentary is an outstanding resource for pastors and anyone else who is serious about developing "doers of the word".
The NIV Application Commentary Series shares the same goal that has been the passion of my own ministry--communicating God's word to a contemporary audience so that they feel the full impact of its message.
Willow Creek Community Church
This series dares to go where few scholars have gone before--into the real life world of biblical application faced by pastors and teachers everyday. This is everything a good commentary series should be.
Pastor, Wooddale Church
Some commentaries build walls that isolate you back in the ancient world. The NIV Application Commentary builds bridges that make the Bible come alive with meaning for contemporary life--and the series do so concisely, clearly, and accurately. No wasted words or academic detours--just solid help and practical truth.
Warren W. Weirsbe
Craft5 Stars Out Of 5Isaiah: NIV Application CommentayJanuary 15, 2016CraftQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this commentary so far. I have purchased several commentaries on the book of Isaiah and have tried studying this book with them, yet remained frustrated and discouraged. I was almost ready to give up on studying the book of Isaiah until my husband's cousin, who leads a large Bible study, recommended this book to me. It has made the difference to encourage me to continue my studies. This commentary begins with an explanation of the history behind the book of Isaiah (which was very confusing to me before) that helped me understand the reason behind Isaiah's writings. I also love the discussion in the introduction on the main themes of Isaiah - it was quite helpful also. I feel that I am able to continue to study Isaiah now with this excellent commentary to assist me.
DickSarasota, FloridaAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5September 17, 2012DickSarasota, FloridaAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I found this book to be extremely helpful in putting together an adult Sunday school class on the Book of Isaiah. I looked at five other books on Isaiah. This one topped them all.
RandyArizonaAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Oswalt's Isaiah ebook exceeds expectations.January 31, 2011RandyArizonaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Long intimidated by the prospect of tackling the book of Isaiah, I have found Oswalt's commentary on it to be of immense help in its comprehension. But the informational benefits of the commentary are surpassed by the sheer interest which Oswalt sustains throughout the book. On top of those things, the commentary provides much needed admonition for personal holiness in our own times.
nancydearborn, michigan5 Stars Out Of 5December 10, 2010nancydearborn, michiganQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Isaiah is a hard book to understand. I needed an indepth commentary to better understand it. I have used it for about a week now and it has helped tremendously. I bought one for a friend and gave it to her as an early Christmas gift. She loves it as well