Now as never before, studying God's Word can become a fresh, inviting, enriching experience for every reader.
Features:Nelson's best-selling Bible commentaryBalanced approach to linguistic studies and useful applicationEasy to understand
Scripture is deeply rooted in the Church’s worship and is for expanded use in your own personal study. Allow God’s inspired Word to provide guidance in your daily life.
The highly anticipated revised edition of the New American Bible (NABRE) is the culmination of years of work by hundreds of scholars, theologians, and bishops. The completely revised translation showcases the latest biblical scholarship, archaeological discoveries, and updated language for readability and accuracy of the original text.
Features:The text of the New American Bible (NAB), the only translation approved for use at Mass in the Roman Catholic dioceses of the United StatesUp-to-date revisions by scholars covering the latest findings in archeology and biblical studiesIntroductions and outlines provide literary, historical, and cultural background for each book of the BibleThousands of in-text study notes explain what you are reading16 pages of full color mapsPresentation pages for gift-giving
Features:Nelson's best-selling Bible commentaryBalanced approach to linguistic studies and useful applicationEasy to understand14 pages of 4-color mapsUse with any Bible translationBest used with the New King James version of the Bible. The New King James keeps the style and accuracy of the King James but has up-to-date English.
Imagine having a team of 30 Moody Bible Institute professors helping you study the Bible. Now you can with this in-depth, user-friendly, one-volume commentary.
General editors Michael Rydelnik and Michael Vanlaningham have led a team of contributors whose academic training, practical church experience, and teaching competency make this commentary excellent for anyone who needs help understanding the Scriptures.
This comprehensive and reliable reference work should be the first place Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, missionaries, and pastors turn to for biblical insight. Scripture being commented on is shown in bold print for easy reference, and maps and charts provide visual aids for learning. Additional study helps include bibliographies for further reading and a subject and Scripture index.
The Moody Bible Commentary is an all-in-one Bible study resource that will help you better understand and apply God's written revelation to all of life.
The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
With the guidance of the Society of Biblical Literature, an organization of the best biblical scholars world wide, we have selected Dean of Yale Divinity School, Harold Attridge, to oversee the Study Bible's updating and revision.
Including up–to–date introductions to the Biblical books, based on the latest critical scholarship, by leading experts in the field
concise notes, clearly explaining names, dates, places, obscure terms, and other difficulties in reading the Biblical text careful analysis of the structure of Biblical books
abundant maps, tables, and charts to enable the reader to understand the context of the Bible, and to see the relationship among its parts.
In this new revised edition every introduction, essay, map, illustration and explanatory note has been reviewed and updated, and new material added. For instance,
There are newly commissioned introductory essays on
the archaeology of ancient Israel and the New Testament world,
the religion of ancient Israel,
the social and historical context of each book of the Bible, and
on Biblical interpretation.
There are completely new introductions and notes for many of the books in the Bible, plus a full revision and updating of all others.
INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL: Commentary on Romans from The Moody Bible Commentary. Michael Vanlaningham, professor of New Testament at Moody Bible Institute, introduces Romans and then takes you through it verse-by-verse. Known as Paul's most thorough treatment on Christian doctrine, Romans explores sin, faith, and God's redemptive purposes for the world in Jesus. Familiarity with this famous letter is indispensable for growth and maturity in your Christian faith.
With its extensive notes, commentary, and cross-references, the NABRE will promote a deeper love and understanding of Scripture in the home, parish and school. In addition to its wealth of study material, each Saint Benedict Press NABRE features a 3-year liturgical cycle of Sunday readings, a 2-year liturgical cycle of daily Mass readings, a listing of Popes, and a manual of favorite Catholic prayers.
- Bible text and devotional notes are fully integrated. You can read the bible text and notes without the need to jump back and forth to different locations. No need to switch between Bible and Commentary. You find Bible text and Matthew Henry notes close to each other, clearly distinguished from each other by typeface and background.
- Contains Bible text, pericope titles and devotional study notes
- Easy and quick navigation to every book, chapter and pericope
- Optimised in design as well as readability. Clear distinction between bible text and commentary.
- Published by Importantia Publishing, a specialised Bible Publisher with experience in electronic publishing since 1992.
- Text of both the Bible as well as Matthew Henry devotional study notes are fully proofed.
- Much time, research and experience is invested to develop this Matthew Henry Study Bible. This is not simply a text taken from an unproved source and quickly converted to an ebook. This is the fruit of a well-thought project undertaken by a Bible publisher with the mission to publish quality ebook editions of the Matthew Henry Study Bible.
Craig L. Blomberg (Denver Seminary) on Matthew
Rikk E. Watts (Regent College) on Mark
David W. Pao (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and Eckhard J. Schnabel (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on Luke
Andreas J. Köstenberger (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) on John
I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) on Acts
Mark A. Seifrid (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) on Romans
Roy E. Ciampa (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) and Brian S. Rosner (Moore Theological College) on 1 Corinthians
Peter Balla (Károli Gáspár Reformed University, Budapest) on 2 Corinthians
Moisés Silva (author of Philippians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament) on Galatians and Philippians
Frank S. Thielman (Beeson Divinity School) on Ephesians
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) on Colossians
Jeffrey A. D. Weima (Calvin Theological Seminary) on 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Philip H. Towner (United Bible Societies) on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus
George H. Guthrie (Union University) on Hebrews
D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) on the General Epistles
G. K. Beale (Wheaton College Graduate School) and Sean M. McDonough (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) on Revelation
The Rev. Matthew Henry is most well-known for the timeless and practical expositions found in his commentaries on the Old and New Testaments. What most people don’t know, however, is that Henry was a model husband and father who believed that a properly organized home life includes as a necessity a strong spiritual foundation.
Henry believed that while the home is not meant to replace the church, it is meant by God to be a place of spiritual growth and renewal. In that vein, A Church in the House is a manual of sorts, showing us that effective ministry inside the home is just as important as ministry done on the outside.
--Warren W. Wiersbe, Author/Conference speaker
"Larry Richards has again demonstrated his ability to make profound truth understandable so it can lead to formation in the lives of its readers.
Without watering down the message of the Scripture, he has provided a tool that enables one to experience the truth of the Word of God, being alive and active in a penetrating way. In the summaries, outlines, and key emphases he has provided 'map and compass' which help the reader grasp content quickly and broadly."
--Julie Gorman, Assistant Professor and Chair of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary
"Once again I'm grateful to Larry Richards for another very valuable tool which will help people not only get a better grasp on the Bible, but will also challenge and help them live according to its precepts.
If you were to read through the Bible in a year with The Bible Reader's Companionat your side, you'd have a whole new and exciting grasp of the Word of God--and you'd have truth to live by each day. I cannot wait to begin . . . reading through the Bible with this book."
--Kay Arthur, Vice President, Precept Ministries
Originally delivered as a series of sermons at Bednal Green in 1712, this material was so positively received that many of the hearers insisted that it be put into print. This classic treatise has been carefully prepared for the benefit and enjoyment of a new generation of Christian readers. It includes the moving, comprehensive biographical preface written by James Hamilton in 1847.
The electronic edition contains embedded Scripture references in the ESV®; the print edition includes a Scripture index and glossary.
The author here pleads with us to avail ourselves of the "ornament of a meek and quiet spirit," and to apply this precious and comely grace in all our contacts in everyday living. No message could be more practical or fitting for this age, when the world, more than ever, is too much with us.
This is a deep and tender, altogether winsome plea. Would you know the nature, excellence, and application of this meekness and quietness? Come then with the author to Him who said, ". . . learn of me, for I am meek and lowly." And all the world will see and know that we have been with Jesus.
Living and dying, let us be found among the "quiet in the land."
We all wish to see quiet families, and quiet churches, and quiet neighborhoods, and quiet nations; and it will be so if there be quiet hearts; and not otherwise.
The armies will consist of those under the Antichrist, and those for Israel. To be sure, it will be a one-sided event, but for. . .the Second Coming of the Lord. This will take place in the very midst of this battle when it looks like, for Israel, all hope is gone. However, when Jesus comes back the second time it will be a s a Man of War, such as the world has never seen as it regards His Power. Pharaoh asked a long time ago, "Who is the Lord?" The world at the time of the Second Coming is going to find out exactly Who Jesus is.
Original works by godly writers, tailored for the understanding of today's reader
For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God who were highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentary Series, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness, presents the very best work on individual Bible books for today's believers.
No other New Testament book poses more serious and difficult interpretative challenges than Revelation. Full of vivid imagery and striking symbolism, the church is ultimately reminded of God's sovereignty to accomplish His purposes regardless of any opposition. The Lamb of God will be the victor in the moral and spiritual conflict of the ages. This eschatological book portrays the last battle of human history, the career and defeat of the antichrist, Christ's millennial reign, and His judgment of the wicked and the righteous. The apostle John's vision of the glorified Christ and the last times both exhorts and instructs believers. With Henry's classic insights and exploration of Revelation's key passages, this commentary is especially relevant for today's reader.
I personally believe this book will also shed some light on the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, as well as Gifts of the Spirit, and the initial, physical evidence of the Baptism. But, out of all of this, one of the most important things is, the "Way" the Holy Spirit Works is information that every single Believer must have. In fact, unless the "Way" is understood, the Believer cannot live as a successful Christian; consequently, this Book is a must.
I am no productivity guru. I am a writer, a church leader, a husband, and a father—a Christian with a lot of responsibilities and with new tasks coming at me all the time. I wrote this short, fast-paced, practical guide to productivity to share what I have learned about getting things done in today’s digital world. Whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom, it will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good to the glory of God.
In Do More Better, you will learn:Common obstacles to productivityThe great purpose behind productivity3 essential tools for getting things doneThe power of daily and weekly routines
And much more, including bonus material on taming your email and embracing the inevitable messiness of productivity.
It really is possible to live a calm and orderly life, sure of your responsibilities and confident in your progress. You can do more better.
And I would love to help you get there.
You wake up, and your mind is already racing. Your schedule is packed with all that the day holds. In the jumble of carpools, projects, dinner, work, and time with your family, God is often pushed to the side--or out of the picture completely.
Matthew Henry was a man who awoke to thoughts of God, went to bed with God on his mind, and filled every hour in between with the same godly focus. Despite hardships, his life was fulfilled and joyful. Learn from him the importance of godly conversation, true devotions, and effective communication, and find a life that is completely pleasing to God.
Throughout much of human history, our most important stories were passed down orally—including the stories about Jesus before they became written down in the Gospels. In this fascinating and deeply researched work, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman investigates the role oral history has played in the New Testament—how the telling of these stories not only spread Jesus’ message but helped shape it.
A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, Ehrman draws on a range of disciplines, including psychology and anthropology, to examine the role of memory in the creation of the Gospels. Explaining how oral tradition evolves based on the latest scientific research, he demonstrates how the act of telling and retelling impacts the story, the storyteller, and the listener—crucial insights that challenge our typical historical understanding of the silent period between when Jesus lived and died and when his stories began to be written down.
As he did in his previous books on religious scholarship, debates on New Testament authorship, and the existence of Jesus of Nazareth, Ehrman combines his deep knowledge and meticulous scholarship in a compelling and eye-opening narrative that will change the way we read and think about these sacred texts.
While other commentaries are generally collections of comments by a number of scholars, this is a unified commentary on the Torah by a single scholar, the most unified by a Jewish scholar in centuries. It includes the original Hebrew text, a new translation, and an authoritative, accessibly written interpretation and analysis of each passage that remains focused on the meaning of the Torah as a whole, showing how its separate books are united into one cohesive, all-encompassing sacred literary masterpiece. This landmark work is destined to take its place as a classic in the libraries of lay readers and scholars alike, as we seek to understand the significance of the scriptural texts for our lives today, and for years to come.
Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at www.multiplymovement.com, where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply.One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples…. Until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.
Well known to early Christian writers of East and West alike, these writings entered into no canons except those of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. They remain a popular source for the construction of "alternative histories," particularly those relating to the early Christian church. This inexpensive new edition features an Introduction by historian G. H. Box.