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Philippians (The NIV Application Commentary Book 11) Kindle Edition

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Length: 262 pages
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From the Back Cover

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! 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.

About the Author

Frank Thielman (PhD, Duke University) is Presbyterian professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Philippians in the NIV Application Commentary series.

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  • File Size: 741 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0310493005
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (May 26, 2009)
  • Publication Date: May 26, 2009
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000S1MLWG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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Frank Thielman (PhD, Duke University) is Presbyterian professor of divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Philippians in the NIV Application Commentary series.

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The NIV Application Commentary Series is one of the best commentary series I have ever encountered. Each commentary goes through the text of its respective book and 1) grapples with the original meaning, 2) finds bridging concepts from other passages of Scripture and historical sources, and 3) gleens present day applications out of the biblical text. While this commentary is sound theologically, its focus is more pastoral. It seeks to answer the question, "How do I live by these principles today?" The Philippians commentary follows this template with great success. One of the most profound themes of the commentary, and the book of Philippians, deals with the question of suffering. It is both intellectually stimulating and painfully practical.
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I have found this commentary to be an excellent resource for my own study. I like the format which gives original meaning, bridges contexts and gives contemporary signifiance.
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Well written, practical, used for group Bible study over 4 months.
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Good commentary. Well written and very good application for churches and christians today. I didn't understand all of it, some sections were too detailed or difficult for me to follow but it is well worth it for what I did gain from reading it.
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As described. Very please.
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Excellent book
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Just fine
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Excellent source for teaching doctrine and application
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