The Reading the Bible Today, is a collection of non-technical commentaries devoted to presenting careful scholarship in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy. They are perfect for those in lay ministries, studying at Bible college, or seeking a deeper daily study of the Bible. They are also a wonderful additional resource for those in full time service.
Zechariah is a powerful Old Testament text that displays some of the most remarkable prophecies about Jesus.
In this clear and insightful commentary, George Athas brings Deuteronomy to life for contemporary readers, and looks at how the ancient context helps us to better understand this book.
What is joy? And how can it be God’s gift to suffer for Christ’s sake? Join New Testament scholar Paul Barnett as he explores these questions while encouraging us to praise the one who promises to finish the good work he began in us
Andrew Reid is the author of several books and Bible studies, including a commentary on Daniel (see below). In Salvation Begins, he gives readers a framework for appreciating the Old Testament as Christian scripture.
Andrew encourages readers to explore in the amazing work of God through his servant Moses and the miraculous acts he performed to rescue his people and show the world his glory.
Numbers has much to teach modern Christians. The ancient account of Israel heading to the promised land resonates with God's promised inheritance for us. In the end, both our stories as Christians and those of Israel are all about Jesus Christ.
Andrew Reid's insights into the people, events, and promises of 1 & 2 Samuel will evoke an even greater desire to search the Old Testament. Discover the richness of living daily in an intimate relationship with the Lord, the one who gives hope to the helpless.
Esther is a book which has intrigued generations, with its powerful, action-packed narrative, in which God’s people find themselves in exile, and under persecution. In this moving and astounding narrative of rescue, the hand of God which is clearly seen, although not referred to.
Peter Adam highlights the power of the word of God in period, both as it was fulfilled in the restoration of his people, and its leaders Ezra and Nehemiah, urging them to make the backbone of their new life.
Well-known scholar of biblical theology Dr Graeme Goldsworthy outlines the message and thematic structure of the book of Proverbs. His insights are carefully integrated with the overall message of the Bible.
The complex and majestic book of Isaiah is full of danger, trust, transformation and judgment. This new commentary by Kirk Patston's is ideal for the everyday reader.
Andrew Reid reveals how the book of Daniel explains much about the person of Jesus and the nature of his work. Here we meet the Kingdom of God, the one like a Son of Man, the Saints of the Most High and the Abomination of Desolation.
Martin Pakula demonstrates how these minor prophets have much to teach us about suffering, the problem of evil, and how God has dealt with it in the Israelites’ day and in ours.
Peter G Bolt leads readers through the account of Matthew, an historian, theologian and evangelist, who brings to us the life of Jesus and the hope of the kingdom to come.
Mark is the shortest of the Gospels and the most action-filled. Paul Barnett’s explanation of it helps readers to understand the world of Jesus more clearly and to respond to his claims on their lives with greater energy.
John G. Mason charts a course through Luke’s Gospel for today’s readers, drawing from his many years of study of this account of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Now Available!
John's Gospel gives more details about people, times and places than the other three gospels combined. His purpose was to assure readers that he was an eyewitness and that they could have assurance that Jesus was the Christ.
David Seccombe shows how the letter to the Romans invites ordinary people to come into friendship with an extraordinary God and experience the quality of life for which we were created.
Galatians gives its readers an insight into Paul’s life as a Pharisee and persecutor, and the change brought about through his amazing conversion
A combination of explanations and study questions form the basis of this commentary by Christopher Green. Chris brings alive the Apostle Paul’s urging to keep the faith, despite our fears and failings.
Learn more about the theology of Hebrews and its encouragements to faith and obedience in this commentary by Dr Peter Adam. The questions at the end of each section are ideal for personal reflection, family discussion or small group study.
More than most books in the Bible, James shoots straight from the hip. With little time for sophisticated rhetoric and fine argument, James simply and urgently calls on Christians to look like real believers.
The first letter of Peter is a broad-brush sketch of the Christian life from beginning to end. This beautifully written and spiritually powerful letter will bring great rewards to those who study it carefully.
No longer should readers feel intimidated by the book of Revelation. Paul Barnett highlights its major message while at the same time applying that message to our situation today.