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Number of Pages: 640
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
The Gospel of Matthew, Volume Two: The New Daily Study Bible [NDSB]William BarclayWestminster John Knox Press / 2017 / Trade Paperback$14.49 Retail:
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A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike.
Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story:
- LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand story
- EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting
- LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students
Praise for SGBC:
"The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today." - Andy Stanley
"Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act." - Darrell L. Bock
"It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh." - John Ortberg
"This commentary breaks new ground." - Craig L. Blomberg
Rodney Reeves (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of The Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry and professor of biblical studies at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.
Scot McKnight (PhD, Nottingham) is the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed as well as The King Jesus Gospel, A Fellowship of Differents, One.Life, The Blue Parakeet, and Kingdom Conspiracy.
The Geeky Calvinist4 Stars Out Of 5An Enjoyable CommentaryJanuary 5, 2018The Geeky CalvinistQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Matthew, by Rodney Reeves and published by Zondervan a fantastic new and modern commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew, is the one of the most recent volume of the new, Story of God Bible Commentary, a series which is fast growing and solidly helpful, this volume furthers this legacy. Reeves is one of the greatest living Old Testament exegetes and while he is no Reeves to studious works this is his first commentary which is not aimed at the scholar, it is a unique addition to his repertoire, yet he does not disappoint.
Matthew, begins without a the typical in-depth study into the introductory matters of this book of the Bible, yet while introductions are common; this introduction is atypical of most commentaries. It is not that this work does dive into history and recent scholarship, which Reeves does a phenomenal job of rather, he focuses on what the pastor and educated laymen would need to teach or preach the book of Matthew.
In reference to the commentary on the text, Reeves takes great care in carefully showing the original context of passage while sprinkling practical application to the reader throughout the textual commentary. A pastor will find that Reeves practical insights extremely helpful in giving application from the text to his congregants, while the laymen will find this commentaries easy to use format and the non-technical format an easy read. It is truly the best of both worlds.
With regard of recommending, Mattew, to others I would whole heartily recommend this commentary to students of scripture, with one caveat. By this I mean I recommend this work to Pastors, Bible Teachers, Bible College Students, and Seminary Students, there is enough depth to this text to understand a particularly issue in the text while giving aid to pastors in preaching the text. The caveat is to the lay person who is looking for a commentary to read as a devotional it is not be suitable for devotional reading. Also a basic knowledge of biblical Greek is not needed for understanding of this superior commentary.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Zondervan Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
Matthew: The Story of God Bible Commentary
2017 by Rodney Reeves
Page Count: 624 Pages