The NIV Compact Bible Commentary explains the Bible book by book. But unlike other commentaries, it begins with the larger contextthe Bible as a wholethen shows you how all its books fit into the grand picture. Instead of a verse-by-verse exposition, it unlocks the meanings of larger sections of Scripture. Youll see how key themes, concepts, and even specific terms from earlier books of the Bible are echoed and expanded on in later books.
If youre serious about studying the Bible, if you need a resource to prepare a Bible lesson, or if you simply want to know the Bible better, this is one commentary you should have, even if you already own several. Written by respected theologian John Sailhamer, its insights offer valuable, wide-angle perspectives on the central messages of Scripture, and its compact size makes it perfect for school, church, the workplace, and as a travel companion -- Publisher
Honestly I haven't been very impressed by many theologians at all over the last 50-70 years, Sailhammer is one of the exceptions and worth reading.Published 10 months ago by a reader
I chose this rating because the commentary was severely lacking in depth. Not that my rating here is detailed, so excuse me for what may seem like hypocrisy, but then again, I'm... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amen K.
This commentary is good for helping to cross reference verses with other scripture. I would have liked it to go into more detail though.Published 19 months ago by Jonathan Ginn
NIV Compact Bible Commentary is a nice addition to go with the NIV Bible, Concordance, and Dictionary. Read morePublished on July 23, 2012 by Sharon Stone
This is a great compact commentary! The overviews and summaries of each book of the Bible are so helpful. Lots of information in this little book. Very pleased.Published on August 18, 2010 by J. Benjamin