Ruth, Esther: The Story of God Bible Commentary
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Ruth, Esther: The Story of God Bible Commentary   -     Edited By: Tremper Longman III, Scot McKnight
    By: Marion Taylor

Ruth, Esther: The Story of God Bible Commentary

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Taylor takes a detailed look at two of the best-known women of the Old Testament as she parses the Books of Ruth and Esther, illuminating their narratives in light of the Bible as a whole. With her story-centric approach, she examines the NIV texts, explores their canonical and historical settings, and reflects on contemporary applications.

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Title: Ruth, Esther: The Story of God Bible Commentary
By: Marion Taylor
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Zondervan Academic
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 1 ounce
ISBN: 0310490898
ISBN-13: 9780310490890
Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
Stock No: WW490891

Publisher's Description

A new commentary for today's worldThe 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.

Each volume employs three main, 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.

 

—Ruth, Esther—

The book of Ruth presents a compelling account of how most of us experience God in our everyday lives. We see God working indirectly behind the scenes, giving us a theology of divine and human cooperation, as those who pray for God’s blessings participate in answering their own petitions as well as the prayers of others. In Esther’s story, we recognize our own world today, often experiencing it as a place where God seems hidden. Her book challenges us in unique ways.

Edited by Scot McKnight and Tremper Longman III, and written by a number of top-notch theologians, The Story of God Bible Commentary series will bring relevant, balanced, and clear-minded theological insight to any biblical education or ministry.

Author Bio

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is a distinguished scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is on the advisory council of the BioLogos Foundation, and 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.

Editorial Reviews

'Getting a story is about more than merely enjoying it. It means hearing it, understanding it, and above all, being impacted by it. This commentary series hopes that its readers not only hear and understand the story but are impacted by it to live in as Christian a way as possible. The editors and contributors set that table very well and open up the biblical story in ways that move us to act with sensitivity and understanding. That makes hearing the story as these authors tell it well worth the time. Well done.' -- Darrell L. Bock Dallas Theological Seminary

'The Story of God Bible Commentary series invites readers to probe how the message of the text relates to our situations today. Engagingly readable, it not only explores the biblical text but offers a range of applications and interesting illustrations.' -- Craig S. Keener Asbury Theological Seminary

'I love The Story of God Bible Commentary series. It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh.' -- John Ortberg Senior Pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

'In this promising new series of commentaries, believing biblical scholars bring not only their expertise but their own commitment to Jesus and insights into today's culture to the Scriptures. The result is a commentary series that is anchored in the text but lives and breathes in the world of today's church with its variegated pattern of socioeconomic, ethnic, and national diversity. Pastors, Bible study leaders, and Christians of all types who are looking for a substantive and practical guide through the Scriptures will find these volumes helpful.' -- Frank Thielman Beeson Divinity School

'I'm a storyteller. Through writing and speaking I talk and teach about understanding the Story of God throughout Scripture and about letting God reveal more of his story as I live it out. Thus I am thrilled to have a commentary series based on the story of God--a commentary that helps me to Listen to the Story, that Explains the Story, and then encourages me to probe how to Live the Story. A perfect tool for helping every follower of Jesus to walk in the story that God is writing for them.' -- Judy Douglass Director of Womens Resources, Cru

'The Bible is the story of God and his dealings with humanity from creation to new creation. The Bible is made up more of stories than of any other literary genre. Even the psalms, proverbs, prophecies, letters, and the Apocalypse make complete sense only when set in the context of the grand narrative of the entire Bible. This commentary series breaks new ground by taking all these observations seriously. It asks commentators to listen to the text, to explain the text, and to live the text. Some of the material in these sections overlaps with introduction, detailed textual analysis and application, respectively, but only some. The most riveting and valuable part of the commentaries are the stories that can appear in any of these sections, from any part of the globe and any part of church history, illustrating the text in any of these areas. Ideal for preaching and teaching.' -- Craig L. Blomberg Denver Seminary

'Pastors and lay people will welcome this new series, which seeks to make the message of the Scriptures clear and to guide readers in appropriating biblical texts for life today.' -- Daniel I. Block Wheaton College and Graduate School

'An extremely valuable and long overdue series that includes comment on the cultural context of the text, careful exegesis, and guidance on reading the whole Bible as a unity that testifies to Christ as our Savior and Lord.' -- Graeme Goldsworthy author of According to Plan

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