The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.
Gary M. Burge (PhD, King's College, Aberdeen University) is a professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois. Gary has authored a number of books, including Who Are God’s People in the Middle East? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians; John and Letters of John in the NIV Application Commentary series; The New Testament in Antiquity (coauthored with Lynn Cohick and Gene Green); and the first three volumes in the Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series, The Bible and the Land and Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller, and Encounters with Jesus. Gary specializes in the Middle East, its churches, and its history in the Hellenistic period.
I would highly recommend this commentary to anyone looking for a solid intermediate commentary.
I have read one other commentary by Burge for a class I took, and found it, although not the easiest of reading, very insightful.
They are very approachable and commenting on the text from the original meaning and contemporary significance is very helpful.
I love this whole series of commentaries. They are very approachable and commenting on the text from the original meaning and contemporary significance is very helpful. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Parson Swede
All of the NIV application commentaries are excellent as is evidenced by the number present in most pastor's offices. I am particularly fond of the writing style of Gary Burge. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Osborne
This is a really good commentary series. Talks to you and teaches you at the same time.Published 4 months ago by Scarlett
My pastor recommended this to me as I am engaged in an in depth study of the book of John. I eagerly read the first 120 pages the first evening. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Brian Yocom
Solid background commentary. Good use of scholarship. Biggest frustration is being unable to use a table of contents but have to "guess" at passage location by choosing... Read morePublished 7 months ago by RMG
When I sit down to construct a sermon I always begin with the NIV Application Commentary.
These commentaries are great at laying a simple foundation for the passage. Read more
I purchased this book before I realized that the author promotes anti-Zionism through his speeches at Christ at the Checkpoint. Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. L. Smith