For a short time only, every NIV Application Commentary eBook is on sale for $4.99 apiece. Some may wonder whether a commentary with the name ‘application’ in it is really worth it. After all, aren’t commentaries supposed to deal with interpretation?
Commentaries can be grouped broadly into two categories: critical and popular. The critical (or exegetical) ones focus on the original language text and give detailed interpretation, drawing out the meaning of the text for seminary students, pastors, and others with training in Greek and Hebrew. Popular commentaries tend to be on the lighter side of interpretation but are usually strong on drawing out principles for living out the Christian faith for the layperson.
Too often popular commentaries are written by pastors who do not have the training, time, or tools to investigate the biblical text in depth. And critical commentaries hardly relate to the person in the pew. What is unusual about the NIV Application commentary series is that the same scholars who wrote exegetical works now bring such insights to all Christ-followers.
Take Doug Moo’s commentary on Romans for example. He has written a massive work on this great epistle (over 1000 pages!), definitely not something for the faint of heart. But he’s also written the NIV Application Commentary on Romans. One can be confident that this superb scholar’s insights are also to be found in the more accessible commentary in the Zondervan series. Further, Moo frequently packages things in a way that is memorable, pithy, even at times inspiring. And the reader can be sure that the commentator has done his homework.
The commentaries by the other scholars in this series are of the same ilk. It’s a great opportunity to get any one of these excellent tools as an eBook. The sale is from November through November 13. See the details here.
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Is there a code? It’s not showing sale price. Hmmm
The sale begins tomorrow (Nov 7), so I suspect the code will appear then.
Hope all is well!
Thanks for sharing this.
On another note, we have a university graduate that wants a job at our church and we have some doctrinal concerns about him. He doesn’t come out and say that he holds to open theism, but that is essentially what he is saying.
Have you written on the topic before? If so, where can I read what you have written?
Wishing you the very best in Christ!
Bernie A. Cueto, Ph.D.
Biblical and Theological Studies
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Exalt Him. Serve Others.
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Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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Daniel B. Wallace posted: “For a short time only, every NIV Application Commentary eBook is on sale for $4.99 apiece. Some may wonder whether a commentary with the name ‘application’ in it is really worth it. After all, aren’t commentaries supposed to deal with interpretation? C”
Brilliant share, thank you – I have purchased this morning on Amazon.co.uk, where the prices are simply moved over into pounds stirling, i.e. £4.99, but that is still a brilliant deal. No code is required, it is simply the kindle price at the time of my writing this comment. Also note that there are bundles – of which I purchased two – which offer even better value.
Finally, for those folk using Kindle, I would recommend experimenting using the Kindle cloud reader on your computer/laptop, which I have found for study purposes, and quick note taking, to be more rewarding for study than on the kindle device.
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