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Romans: The NIV Application Commentary: From Biblical Text to Contemporary Life Hardcover – December 1, 2000
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The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context.
To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections:
- Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.
- Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.
- Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.
This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.
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Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.
A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.
Identification of comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.
Praise for the NIV Application Commentary series
“The NIV Application Commentary series doesn’t fool around: It gets right down to business, bringing this ancient and powerful Word of God into the present so that it can be heard and delivered with all the freshness of a new day, with all the immediacy of a friend’s embrace.”
|Romans||1 Corinthians||2 Corinthians||Galatians||Ephesians||Philippians|
|Author||Douglas J. Moo||Craig L. Blomberg||Scott J. Hafemann||Scot McKnight||Klyne Snodgrass||Frank Thielman|
|Format(s)||Hardcover, eBook||Hardcover, eBook||Hardcover, eBook||Hardcover, eBook||Hardcover, eBook||Hardcover, eBook|
“This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible’s timeless message speak to this generation.” -- Billy Graham
“It takes more than interpretation of God's Word to change lives, it takes application. Application is the bottom line in preaching and teaching. Without it, we’ve missed the point of the Bible. The NIV Application Commentary is an outstanding resource for pastors and anyone else who is serious about developing ‘doers of the Word.’” -- Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Valley Community Church
“The NIV Application Commentary series promises to be of great service to all who preach and teach the Word of God.” -- J. I. Packer, Regent College
“At a time when many pastors are deeply in need of inspiration and encouragement, these volumes… would be a good investment for congregations, even if it means adding a line to the annual budget.” -- Christianity Today
“The NIV Application Commentary builds bridges that make the Bible come alive with meaning for contemporary life--and the series do so concisely, clearly, and accurately. No wasted words or academic detours--just solid help and practical truth.” -- Warren W. Weirsbe
“The NIV Application Commentary series helps pastors and other Bible teachers with one of the most neglected elements of good preaching---accurate, useful application. Most commentaries tell you a few things that are helpful and much that you do not need to know. By dealing with the original meaning and contemporary significance of each passage, the NIV Application Commentary series promises to be helpful all the way around.” -- Dr. James Montgomery Boice, Tenth Presbyterian Church
“It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary series will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.” -- Charles F. Stanley, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta
“The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the entire evangelical community.” -- Dr. James Kennedy, PhD, Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
“The NIV Application Commentary series will be a great help for readers who want to understand what the Bible means, how it applies, and what they should do in response.” -- Stuart Briscoe, Pastor, Elmbrook Church
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“The NIV Application Commentary dares to go where few scholars have gone before---into the real world of biblical application faced by pastor and teachers every day. This is everything a good commentary series should be.” -- Leith Anderson, Pastor, Wooddale Church
“Here at last is a commentary which is not only academically well informed but which helps that commentary reader hear God’s Word and consider its implications; scholarship in service of the Church.” -- Arthur Rowe, Spurgeon’s College
From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Zondervan Academic; 1st edition (December 1, 2000)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 544 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0310494001
- ISBN-13 : 978-0310494003
- Item Weight : 2.03 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.37 x 9.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #101,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I haven't read the commentary yet, but others have posted reviews of the content. Since the existing reviews of the Kindle edition were done before the hyperlinks were added, hopefully this will assure those thinking about purchasing that it is safe to do so now.
I have only purchased five volumes of the series so far. All five (Genesis, John, Romans, Ephesians, and 1 & 2 Thessalonians) have an active table of contents. My guess is that they have fixed the entire series, but I can't guarantee it.
Moo provides the critical exegesis material on Romans in this volume. He analyzes the Greek words when helpful, he offers differing views of other commentators and shares his own opinions when there are opposing views. He often compares his analysis with other commentaries and offers a full study of the Scripture. Moo is also not shy about sharing personal stories or offering examples from everyday life to help illustrate his points.
The organization of the commentary is helpful to Bible Study or application. Although scholars may prefer Moo's longer commentary, I think pastors, lay ministers and interested readers will be fully satisfied with Moo's treatment of Romans in this book. I would recommend it for any level of reader.
I've not seen this approach so clearly followed before and I really like it. I personally was looking for a good exegetical commentary that wouldn't have so much of the original languages that it would go over my head and this commentary achieves that. I was less interested in the bridging contexts and applications sections (I typically like to avoid commentaries for the application part), but these portions have proven to be suprisingly helpful.
The author's style is very engaging and he doesn't belabor points. He's apparently written a much longer and in depth Romans commentary and I feel he's done a great job giving me the key highlights without forcing me to wade through pages and pages of explaination that I would likely not understand or (being married with 3 kids) have time for.
I would highly recommend this to any layman who is teaching Romans but has no formal bible or original language training (it would be great for personal study too).
It is better using the PC Kindle Reader in my 32" screen (so I can see three pages simultaneously) but yet poorer than the "real thing". Four stars as the contents is great.
Make yourself a favor and go to the printed edition. Five stars.
The average: four stars.
culturally, historically and practically, Moo emphasizes the human element far too much, to the detriment of the Divine
Inspiration of Scripture. This approach, in a commentary on one of the most theological and vital books of the Bible
is, to me, a grave omission. Moo also neglects to adequately consider the Holy Spirit's role in both inspiring
Scripture through the human authors and His work in the Christian reader to interpret and teach Scripture. He also
leaves God out of the equation when it comes to considering why a certain verse or topic is included in the letter.
This commentary is much too dry and technical with too little focus upon God Almighty, the giver of all good things and
ultimately, the author of all Scripture. Our culture is in desperate need of sound Biblical teaching and an
unapologetic adherence to God's truth and the practical, moral and spiritual guidance it offers. Moo takes an almost
ashamed approach to the supernatural inspiration of Romans specifically and the Bible as a whole. Perhaps he has been
surrounded by academia too long.
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I have read some criticism of the Kindle version, saying that it is impossible to navigate. This was not true for my Kindle edition - maybe it's been updated. There is a comprehensive and easy to use contents list. I used to prefer "proper books" for bible commentaries - but no longer. Kindle now offers so much over the printed page: portability, easy access navigation, bookmarking, highlighting, quick dictionary look-up of a word and the opportunity to make notes. I like to lovingly survey the books on my bookshelves and also lend them to friends, which I can't do with Kindle. But, for me, the advantages of Kindle now outweigh the disadvantages.
It can be used for personal study and time with the Lord too, as it brings out aspects of application that are relevant for today.