Cross Talk, Michael Emlet


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Your friend just left his wife. You catch your child posting something inappropriate on the Internet. Someone in your small group is depressed. A relative was just diagnosed with an incurable disease. When those you know and love experience trouble, you don’t want to hand out pat answers or religious platitudes. Instead, you want to offer real hope and help from God’s Word. You know it s true, but how does an ancient book, written thousands of years ago, connect with our twenty-first century problems? In CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet, Michael R. Emlet gives you the tools to connect the Bible to your life and to the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. You will learn to understand people and God s Word in ways that promote gospel-centered, rich conversations that help you and those you know grow in love for God and others. This book will make the whole Bible come alive to you. Instead of platitudes, you can offer a cup of living water to those who are struggling in this broken world.” – Amazon.com

New Testament Exposition, Walter Liefeld


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Expository preaching is an elusive ideal. Many preachers aspire to it, few are acknowledged masters. For most a gap exists between the sermon that addresses the needs of the hearers and one that methodically plumbs the depths of Scripture. New Testament Exposition is written to bridge this gap and bring together the disciplines of preaching and exegesis. In this book Liefeld addresses the three main concerns of expository preaching: What is the text saying? How can its message be communicated in ways that are appropriate to the passage, the seeing, and the goals of the sermon? How can the message meet the real needs of the congregation in a way that is consistent with the purpose and function of the text? This book demonstrates how these concerns can be brought together in a sermon, and it is this thoughtful, practical approach that makes the book so valuable to preachers and seminarians. The book is divided into three parts. Part I explores the characteristics of expository preaching. Part II deals with preparing the text and addresses such areas as practical exegesis, exegetical outlines, narratives and compositional patterns, semantic patterns, and underlying assumptions of the text. Part III discusses application of the text by asking, What is the function of the text? What are the needs of the congregation? How can one preach to inner heart needs as well as to the external circumstances facing the congregation? New Testament Exposition is not vague theory, nor is it esoteric study beyond the grasp and time of the busy pastor. Throughout the book Dr. Liefeld reflects his experience in the classroom and pulpit, and his concerns as scholar and pastor are clearly seen in the final chapters of this volume. Chapter 9 examines preaching from difficult texts: How might one handle parables, miracle stories, obscure passages, culturally related texts? The final chapter provides a demonstration of all that is discussed throughout the book by walking the road through the actual preparation for a sermon.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

The Pastor: His Life and Work, Charles Wagner


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books that might interest you.

 

Bible Knowledge Commentary, John Walvoord


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other commentaries that might interest you.

Foundations of Ministry, Michael Anthony


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

 

From Patmos to Paradise, Stewart Custer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books that might interest you.

1 Peter, Ramsey Michaels


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Hebrews: An Anchor for the Soul, Kent Hughes


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“The book of Hebrews conveys a double dose of spiritual power. It not only presents the greatness of Christ in ways no other New Testament writing does, but it repeatedly demands a heart response from the reader. No one can study Hebrews and not grow spiritually and come face to face in a new way with Christ.

It is also true that no New Testament book has had more background research than Hebrews, and none has spawned a greater diversity of opinion. However, virtually all agree that the grand theme of this epistle is the supremacy and finality of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Life-changing themes come from God to us in this marvelous epistle. The unequalled glories of Jesus Christ—the solemn danger of drifting away from dependence on divine grace—a heavenly high priest who understands and is ever ready to help—the rest only God can give, even in the middle of trials and of demanding ministry—the hope that is ours through a blood covenant with an awesome God—these and other topics from Hebrews must be understood and put to work practically if we are to live and serve as God’s people today.

Those who preach, teach, and study the Word of God will find this book a gold mine of helpful discussion a Bible book easily misunderstood and often overlooked. With divisions and outlines that are never forced but flow naturally from the text, Hebrews will be a great resource for all who desire to communicate God’s truth and seek to grow in their own faith through personal Bible study. Part of the Preaching the Word series.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

James, Edmond Hiebert


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

  • James. Hiebert, D. Edmond.

“As in his other commentaries, Dr. Hiebert uses his knowledge of Greek to practical effect for pastors and Bible students. His expositional approach is well-suited for personal or public study. The author writes in a way that reflects James’ practicality. He provides a bibliography for further reading.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

1, 2 Timothy, Titus, Thomas Lea


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Colossians-Philemon, Peter O’Brien


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

 

1 and 2 Thessalonians, Edmond Hiebert


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This commentary’s wide application of the original Greek and the author’s confident use of other commentaries and studies make this a handy tool for pastors and other church leaders. Yet, this work is not so exhaustive that the layman cannot benefit from it.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Exposition of Ephesians, Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Ephesians that might interest you.

Philippians, James Boice


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Historical Commentary on Galatians, William Ramsay


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Second Corinthians, Dan Mitchell


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“LIKE A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER or a couch in the locker room at halftime., Paul addresses the Corinthian believers as a friend, a mentor, and a apostle. At a point where others trying to manipulate them as a sect of Judaism, denying the gospel of grace, Paul’s passion and zeal are more apparent in this book than in any of his other writings.

Today, the struggle is not for Christianity to be unique from Judaism, but to be unique among the melting pot of religions in the world. And that which set us apart, the grace of God to send His Son to die on the cross, has never been more under siege.

Paul had declared the truths of the gospel, but others came to Corinth after him and sough to undermine all he had tough. The Christians in Jerusalem were in dire need of help. The false teachers were claiming that Paul was not even an apostle. Rumors and half-truths were common rhetoric. In order to defend the truth, Paul had to defend the call God had placed upon him, and all the things that call had led him to endure. Dan Mitchell brings Paul’s word into focus challenge every believer to defend the truth, to care for those in need, and to work together in unity to accomplish the goal of presenting Christ to a dying needy world.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

 

The First Epistle to the Corinthians, Gordon Fee


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Gordon Fee’s work on I Corinthians is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world’s leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Commentary on Romans, Frederic Godet


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Romans that might interest you.

The Acts of the Apostles, David Peterson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Fifteen years in the making, this comprehensive commentary by David Peterson offers thorough exegesis and exposition of the Acts of the Apostles, drawing on recent scholarship in the fields of narrative criticism and theological analysis, incorporating insights into historical-social background, and investigating why Luke presents his material the way he does. / In view of how long the book of Acts is — over a thousand verses — Peterson’s commentary is admirably economical yet meaty. As D. A. Carson notes in his editor’s preface, Peterson’s judgments are always “sane, evenhanded, and judicious.” Even while exploring exegetical details, Peterson constantly scans the horizon, keeping the larger picture in mind. With its solid exegesis, astute theological analysis, and practical contemporary application, Peterson’s Acts of the Apostles is a commentary that preachers, teachers, and students everywhere will want and need. / “Here in one convenient volume is the basic introductory information and verse-by-verse exegesis that New Testament students and preachers need in order to understand the second part of Luke’s account of Christian beginnings. This commentary is noteworthy for its incorporation of a full essay on the theology of Acts and its careful attention to theological issues in the course of the exposition; at the same time it does not neglect historical and literary matters. I warmly commend this useful tool for study.”— I. Howard Marshall / University of Aberdeen / “David Peterson interacts with Acts scholarship fairly and in an up-to-date way; his literary and historical conclusions are well informed and sound. His introduction airs issues thoroughly, yet the entire work is easy to follow. Peterson consistently engages the cohesive, larger picture and the theological message of the book.”— Craig S. Keener / Palmer Theological Seminary

Here are some other books on Acts that might interest you.

The Gospel According to John, Leon Morris


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“Recognizing the central importance of the Fourth Gospel in any series on the New Testament, Morris devoted more than ten years to preparing this volume. Written with considerable acumen and a thorough knowledge of the previous scholarly work on the Johannine text, The Gospel according to John is one of the largest and most comprehensive commentaries ever to come out of the evangelical community. This revised edition includes significant modifications and additions made in the light of more recent writings on John’s Gospel. While maintaining substantially the same stance taken in his original work, Morris here references important secondary sources and studies that have appeared over the last two decades. The commentary is now also based on the New International Version.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

 

Luke, Robert Stein


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

The Gospel According to Mark, William Lane


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This widely praised commentary by William Lane shows Mark to be a theologian whose primary aim was to strengthen the people of God in a time of fiery persecution by Nero. Using redaction criticism as a hermeneutical approach for understanding the text and the intention of the evangelist, Lane considers the Gospel of Mark as a total literary work and describes Mark’s creative role in shaping the Gospel tradition and in exercising a conscious theological purpose.

Both indicating how the text was heard by Mark’s contemporaries and studying Mark within the frame of reference of modern Gospel research, Lane’s thoroughgoing work is at once useful to scholars and intelligible to nonspecialists.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Mark that might interest you.

 

Introducing the New Testament, Paul Achtemeier


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Introducing the New Testament is an outstanding guide to the writings of the New Testament for readers ranging from Bible students to those approaching the Christian Scriptures for the first time. Written by three leading Bible specialists, this book discusses in a clear and balanced way the New Testament’s literature, its message, and the issues raised by a careful reading of its pages. Wonderfully readable and well supplied with maps and photographs, this volume is both an ideal textbook for courses covering the New Testament and a superb introduction for general readers wanting authoritative, straight-forward instruction on the writings of the New Testament.

Unlike other New Testament introductions that are primarily concerned with historical-critical issues or with what scholars have said, this book gets directly to the business of explaining the New Testament’s background, content, and theology. The authors do not presume that readers need to be familiar with scholarly debates about the New Testament, nor do they assume those debates have necessarily raised the most important issues. Instead, this book is aimed at putting the message of the Christian Scriptures back within the reach of general readers. Although informed by the current scholarship in the history, traditions, and literature of the New Testament, this book is primarily designed to induct readers of the New Testament into sensitive appreciation and serious awareness of its major figures and concerns.

After explaining the nature of the New Testament and the world in which it was written, the authors thoroughly discuss each of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. The content and essential message of these ancient works are described in simple but dynamic language that reveals why they continue to inspire and challenge readers today. Separate chapters also explore the types of literature found in the New Testament, the life and teachings of Jesus, Paul’s life and world, and the formation of the New Testament canon. In addition, numerous sidebars offer a wealth of fascinating and highly relevant background information that helps modern readers more fully grasp biblical themes. No other work on the New Testament is so accessible and enjoyable to use.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Matthew, Ed Glasscock


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Jesus is the rightful heir to the throne. Called ‘a literary masterpiece,’ Matthew’s gospel emphasizes Jesus’ right to the throne of David and God’s faithfulness in fulfilling His promise of the Messiah, despite the failure of Israel. Guiding the reader through a careful examination of the first gospel, Dr. Ed Glasscock brings a fresh vividness and depth of background to the account of the earthly life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Whether used as a teaching resource or for personal study, this insightful commentary will add breadth and precision to your understanding of Matthew’s gospel with such tools as:- Historical insights- Verse-by-verse exposition- Cultural information- Grammatical and syntactical studies- Homiletic suggestions at the end of each chapterThis commentary on Matthew presents a theological and historical perspective of Jesus that will help believers better understand the significance and reality of His person, life, and mission. Balancing serious scholarship and practical teaching, this volume illuminates Matthew’s apologetic for the messiahship of Jesus Christ.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Matthew that might interest you.

Commentary on the New Testament, Richard Lenski


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In this outstanding commentary series, R. C. H. Lenski interprets the books of the New Testament on the basis of careful and thorough exegetical research. The author, a meticulous student of Greek, provides an original, literal translation of the text. Section by section he examines carefully the background and essential teaching contained in each portion of the New Testament. Writing from a conservative point of view, Lenski uses available sources of exegetical study. He also brings to light new interpretations of Scripture which will be of special interest to the preacher. The author s purpose is to answer the question What does this portion of the Bible say to us? He sees the answer to the question against the background of the whole message of the Word of God. The treatment is exhaustive; it seems that nothing has been overlooked or omitted. ” Lutheran A great work of exegesis, every page the result of long meditation, based on rich scholarship, warm with holy reverence for the Word of God. ” – Moody Monthly

Here are some other commentaries that might interest you.

Daniel- Everyman’s Bible Commentary, John Whitcomb


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Controversy has raged for centuries over the authenticity and authorship of the book of Daniel. Is it a forged document written much later to encourage Maccabean freedom fighters resisting Antiochus Epiphanes? Isn’t it full of obvious historical blunders? How could Daniel have included Greek works in his Hebrew and Aramaic text?

John C. Whitcomb has answered these accusations and more against the prophetic revelation of Daniel. With thorough research and thoughtful commentary he reaffirms for us the importance of the book of Daniel among the prophetic books of the Old Testament.

The sovereignty of God is so evident throughout the life of Daniel the prophet that we cannot doubt the sovereign intention of Daniel the book. ” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Daniel that might interest you.

God Remembers, Charles Feinberg


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“If any portion of the Old Testament has come in for undeservedly scant attention, it has been the minor prophets. Their significance has been obscured by our neglect. Among the major messages of these prophets, that of Zechariah shines forth with special prominence. Zechariah’s prophecy is given primarily to console and comfort weary Israel. The nation’s initial enthusiasm for rebuilding the temple and resettling the land had waned. With growing opposition to the temple reconstruction, they had turned to the pursuit of their own affairs. Zechariah (along with Haggai) arduously seeks to bring Israel from their indifference to a complete spiritual return to the Lord. The prophet’s pronouncement is of a coming day of unparalleled glory – a day when Messiah will rule the entire earth from Jerusalem. The book’s major eschatological importance can be clearly seen for it reveals a wealth of information about Messiah and about the future and role of Israel during the important Day of Jehovah. The prophet provides this information for us in concise, epitomized form. In ‘God Remembers’ Charles Feinberg brings a high level of scholarship to his study of this significant and exegetically difficult book. His familiarity with and love for the Old Testament can be readily seen in his thorough and readable exposition of the message of Zechariah. In addition to the main body of the commentary, ‘God Remembers’ includes an informative introduction, thorough scripture and subject indexes, and an annotated selected bibliography, further enhancing the usefulness of this important reference work.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

A Commentary on Isaiah, Peter Stevenson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Ezekiel, LaMar Cooper


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition. -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

A Commentary on Proverbs, Peter Stevenson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Proverbs that might interest you.

 

Prophets of Israel, Leon Wood


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Introduces prophecy and prophets to undergraduates. Instead of concentrating on the prophetic writings, it focuses on the prophets themselves, both those who recorded their messages and those who did not.

The Prophets of Israel has established itself as a reliable introduction to prophecy and prophets in Israel. Students will now be able to acquire this useful textbook in a more affordable paperback edition.

According to Leon Wood, a continuity exists between Israel’s earlier nonwriting prophets and its later prophets. Both must be studied to acquire a thorough understanding of Israelite prophecy.

This assertion, for which the author of this study marshals considerable evidence, underlies the entire text of this significant volume. Instead of concentration upon the prophetic writings, the author focuses on the prophets themselves, both those who recorded their messages and those who did not. A study of the prophets themselves is most worthwhile, he writes, for when one sees them as people, in the day and circumstances in which they lived, he has a distinct advantage for understanding what they wrote.

The book begins with an informative introduction to the Israelite prophets represented in the canon; the author then discusses the nonwriting prophets of both the premonarchy era (including Miriam, Deborah, and Samuel) and the monarchy period (including Gad, Nathan, Ahijah, Iddo, Shemaiah, Azariah, Hanani, Jehu, Jahaziel, Eliezer, Elijah, Micaiah, Zechariah, and Elisha).” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

 

The Song of Solomon, Lloyd Carr


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The Song of Solomon, as its Hebrew title indicates, is “the best of songs.” In it we hear the passionate melody of romantic love. But whose love is described? Is it a couple’s love for each other, God’s love for Israel or Christ’s love for the church? This Old Testament book has fascinated and perplexed interpreters for centuries. They have felt uncomfortable–even embarrassed–when confronted with its strange and erotic imagery.”The Song is a celebration of the nature of humanity—male and female created in God’s image for mutal support and enjoyment. There is nothing here of the aggressive male and the reluctant or victimized female. They are one in their desires because their desires are God-given.” So writes Lloyd Carr in this introduction and commentary to the Song of Solomon. With his own unique style, Carr skillfully explains the meaning of this ancient love story in a way that can be clearly grasped and applied for Christians living in today’s world.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, Hassell Bullock


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“A revision of the book that is already a standard in Old Testament studies. An inspiring look into the breadth and power of Israel’s wisdom and poetry.” -Amazon.com

Here is another book that might interest you.

Psalms 73-150, Derek Kidner


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want” . . . “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet” . . . “Search me, O God, and know my heart” . . . Such phrases leap to mind each time a Christian lifts his or her heart to God. For many, in fact, the book of Psalms is the richest part of the Old Testament. Renowned scholar Derek Kidner provides a fresh and penetrating guide to Psalms 73-150. As in the companion volume (Psalms 1-72), he analyzes each psalm in depth, comments on interpretive questions and lays bare the universal relevance of the texts. This helpful companion to the book of Psalms, while not specifically devotional, will inspire and deepen personal worship. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Job, Robert Alden


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Job that might interest you.

Ruth and Esther, Barry Davis


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Tragedy and triumph – the books of Ruth and Esther tell the stories of two women who achieve success against all odds. One woman overcomes a personal tragedy, the other a nationwide crisis. The roads they take to succeed, however, are quite different.This fascinating study provides a practical commentary on the lives of two women as it shows readers the providential care of the unseen God for his people – not only in past history, but in our day as well. Even seemingly out-of-control crises are under his watchful care.Teachers of Bible study groups as well as pastors will find this volume a rich source of insight into the text and a real inspiration for living.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

1 Chronicles, Cyril Barber


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“The books of Chronicles have had a chequered past. Neglected for many years under the unfortunate name Paraleipomenon or ‘Things Omitted’, meant that they occupied a subordinate position in the scriptures until the 4th century AD when the title ‘A Chronicle of the whole of Sacred History’ was suggested instead. This has since been shortened to Chronicles and the rest is, literally, history.Probably penned by Ezra, Chronicles is a selective history of the Jews encouraging them to trust that God is intimately involved in their story. Written at a time when the Jews were newly out of captivity and with their capital city in ruins, Chronicles assures them of God’s faithfulness.If they would obey and serve him then his people would still enjoy his blessing.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Chronicles that might interest you.

Ezra-Nehemiah, H.G.M. Williamson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The books of Ezra and Nehemiah are vital and significant records of times as tumultuous as our own, as Israel returned from the Babylonian captivity and undertook the rebuilding of the Temple, even while beset by enemies without and dissension within the community.

For the student of the post-exilic period of biblical history and thought, a detailed knowledge of both books -along with the companion history in the Chronicles is essential, says Dr. H. G. M. Williamson.

Based on years of intensive study and research, this new commentary provides competent guidance into the complexities of Ezra and Nehemiah. The author gives special attention to the perplexing scholarly problems associated with their form, structure, and literary history. Supporting the view that much of this material is from the fifth century B.C., just as it claims to be, he concludes that “there is good reason to approach Ezra and Nehemiah as two parts of single work and that this work is to be regarded as complete as it stands.”

Dr. Williamson also focuses on sections of these books commonly referred to as the “Ezra Memoir” and the “Nehemiah Memoir.” He notes the specifically theological purpose of such sections, in which the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the Temple are defended against the enemies, and the leaders of Israel plead for recognition of their faithfulness to the commission given them by God through the Persian kings.

The integrity and balance in Dr. Williamson’s methods, approach, and goals are apparent throughout this commentary, which strives always to give exegesis the greatest prominence rather than impose foreign, a priori categories of interpretation on the material.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Ezra and Nehemiah that might interest you.

 

1 & 2 Samuel, Bill Arnold


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Why do the books of Samuel pack such broad appeal? Taken together as a single narrative, they certainly offer something for everyone: kings and prophets, great battles and greater heroes, action and romance, loyalty and betrayal, the mundane and the miraculous. In Samuel, we meet Saul, David, Goliath, Jonathan, Bathsheba, the witch of Endor, and other unforgettable characters. And we encounter ourselves. For while the culture and conditions of Israel under its first kings is vastly different from our own, the basic issues of humans in relation to God, the Great King, have not changed. Sin, repentance, forgiveness, adversity, prayer, faith, and the promises of God—these continue to play out in our lives today. Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Bill T. Arnold shares perspectives on 1 and 2 Samuel that reveal ageless truths for our twenty-first-century lives. 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. 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 bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on 1 and 2 Samuel that might interest you.

The Book of Ruth, Robert Hubbard


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner.

Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author’s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters — textual criticism, critical problems, and so on — with exposition of the biblical writer’s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.” -Amazon

Here are some other book that might interest you.

The Distressing Days of the Judges, Leon Wood


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books that might interest you.

 

Joshua, James Boice


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Commentaries by James Montgomery Boice explain the meaning of the biblical text verse by verse and section by section, while also relating the text to the realities of Christian life. This latest addition to Boice’s popular expositional commentary series discusses the themes of obedience and love in the context of the life of Joshua, a chosen military commander. Boice’s easy-to-understand writing makes Joshua a helpful commentary for pastors, students, and laypeople alike.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Joshua that might interest you.

Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books, David Howard


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Gain a new understanding of the incredible events, great prophets and rich theological themes documented in the Old Testament historical books.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Old Testament history that might interest you.

The Book of Leviticus, Gordon Wenham


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Leviticus used to be the first book that Jewish children studied in the synagogue. In the modern church it tends to be the last part of the Bible that anyone looks at seriously. Because Leviticus is largely concerned with subjects that seem incomprehensible and irrelevant today — rituals for sacrifice and regulations concerning uncleanness — it appears to have nothing to say to twenty-first-century Christians. In this excellent commentary on Leviticus, Gordon Wenham takes with equal seriousness both the plain original meaning of the text and its abiding theological value. To aid in reconstructing the original meaning of the text, Wenham draws from studies of Old Testament ritual and sacrifice that compare and contrast biblical customs with the practices of other Near Eastern cultures. He also closely examines the work of social anthropologists and expertly utilizes the methods of literary criticism to bring out the biblical author’s special interests. In pursuit of his second aim, to illumine the enduring theological value of Leviticus, Wenham discusses at the end of each section how the Old Testament passages relate to the New Testament and to contemporary Christianity. In doing so, he not only shows how pervasive Levitical ideas are in the New Testament but also highlights in very practical ways the enduring claim of God’s call to holiness on the lives of Christians today.” -Amazon

Here are some other books on Leviticus that might interest you.

 

Moses and the gods of Egypt, John Davis


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Moses and the Gods of Egypt has established itself in evangelical schools as one of the few academically sound and pedagogically useful studies of the Book of Exodus. This section-by-section commentary is lucidly outlined, is illuminated by more than thirty charts, maps, drawings, and photographs, and is well indexed. It also includes a substantial bibliography.” -Amazon

Here are some other books on Exodus that might interest you.

Deuteronomy, J.A. Thompson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Thousands camped east of the Jordan, ready to cross it, eradicate a decadent culture and establish their own nation. Their remarkable leader Moses, soon to die, stood and spoke to them. The book of Deuteronomy records these speeches. Commentator J. A. Thompson believes we cannot fail to be challenged by the persistent demands throughout the book that we acknowledge the complete and sole sovereignty of God in our lives. Nor can we fail to be touched by the noble concept of God that underlies the whole book. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Deuteronomy that might interest you.

A History of Israel, Walter Kaiser


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Old Testament history that might interest you.

Creation and Blessing, Allen Ross


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“An exceptionally helpful guide for pastors and teachers. Its literary, exegetical, and theological analyses will enrich any exposition of Genesis.” -Amazon

Here are some other books on Genesis that might interest you.

The Pentateuch as Narrative, John Sailhamer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Most scholars studying the first five books of the Bible either attempt to dissect it into various pre-pentateuchal documents or, at the very least, analyze Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as separate, self-contained documents. The Pentateuch As Narrative focuses on the narrative and literary continuity of the Pentateuch as a whole. It seeks to disclose how the original Jewish readers may have viewed this multivolume work of Moses. Its central thesis is that the Pentateuch was written from the perspective of one who had lived under the Law of the Covenant established at Mount Sinai and had seen its failure to produce genuine trust in the Lord God of Israel. In this context, the Pentateuch pointed the reader forward to the hope of the New Covenant, based on divine faithfulness. Throughout the commentary Dr. Sailhamer pays close attention to and interacts with a wide range of classical and contemporary literature on the Pentateuch, written by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on the Pentateuch that might interest you.

He Who Gives Life, Graham Cole


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Often the most misunderstood, and therefore ignored, member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit deserves our attention and understanding. God the Father and God the Son rightfully garner much explanation and exploration, and God the Holy Spirit ought to be given the same studiousness, curiosity, and scholarship. In this addition to Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series, Dr. Graham Cole has written a work that offers a comprehensive theology of the Holy Spirit.

This book shows the ultimate selflessness of the Holy Spirit as the member of the Trinity who always works for the glory of God the Father and God the Son and the good of the saints.

Ideal for pastors, teachers, and students of theology, this book is a superb theology of the Holy Spirit.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on the Holy Spirit that might interest you.

Christian Spirituality, Donald Alexander


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“How can we grow closer to God? Is there a secret to spiritual life? Do we need a second blessing? Is sanctification God’s work or ours? Is it instantaneous or is it a process? The nature of Christian spirituality has been widely debated throughout the history of the church. The doctrine of sanctification was one of the main fissures separating Luther from the Catholic Church. Even today different groups of Protestants disagree on how we draw closer to God. What distinguishes the different positions and what exactly is at stake in these recurring debates? To answer these questions Donald L. Alexander, professor of biblical theology at Bethel College, has brought together five scholars that represent each of the main historical Protestant traditions:

  • Gerhard O. Forde on the Lutheran view
  • Sinclair B. Ferguson on the Reformed view
  • Laurence W. Wood on the Wesleyan view
  • Russell P. Spittler on the Pentecostal view
  • E. Glenn Hinson on the Contemplative view

With an introduction by Alexander and responses to each of the main essays by the other contributors, this book provides a helpful and stimulating introduction to an important doctrine of the church.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on soteriology that might interest you.

God in Three Persons, Millard Erickson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The trinity is the least understood and most important concept in the church. Yet many would just as soon jettison it in the interest of ecumenical unity. God in Three Persons defends the significance of a trinitarian definition and explains it in understandable terms.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

The Deliberate Church, Mark Dever


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Dever and Alexander propose a model of complete reliance and submission to the gospel when building a healthy church. Great resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on ecclesiology that might interest you.

The Rapture Question, John Walvoord


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Now completely revised and enlarged, using quotations from the New International Version — John F. Walvoord’s classic work on the Rapture! The Rapture Question examines the four views of the church’s role in the tribulation: Partial Rapturism, Pretribulationism, Midtribulationism, and Posttribulationism, with the revised edition particularly discussing the current debate between pretribulationism and posttribulationism. In updating his work, the author also added treatments on the Rapture in the Gospels, in 1 Thessalonians 4, in 1 Thessalonians 5, in 2 Thessalonians, in 1 Corinthians, and in Revelation. A bibliography of current literature plus general and Scripture indexes are included.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on eschatology that might interest you.

The Many Faces of Evil, J.S. Feinberg


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In this examination of the questions posed by the problem of evil, John Feinberg addresses the intellectual and theological framework of theodicy. Beginning with a discussion of the logical problem of evil, he interacts with leading thinkers who have previously written on these themes.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on hamartiology that might interest you.

 

Jesus Divine Messiah, Robert Reymond


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“What does the Bible REALLY say about Jesus? A comprehensive source for all the evidence in the Bible concerning the divinity of Jesus by a scholar of international reputation. An updated and combined volume of Robert Reymond’s two previous books on the subject.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Christology that might interest you.

The Majesty of Man, Ronald Allen


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Anthropology that might interest you.

One Bible Only? Roy Beachum


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Bibliology that might interest you.

Christian Theology, Millard Erickson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on systematic theology that might interest you.

To Everyone an Answer, Francis Beckwith


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians that whatever Christianity is, it cannot be exclusively true or salvific. What is needed in this syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive Christian response. Point by point, argument by argument, the Christian faith must be effectively presented and defended. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview offers such a response. Editors Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland have gathered together in this book essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including:

  • faith and reason
  • arguments for God’s existence
  • the case for Jesus
  • the problem of evil
  • postmodernism
  • religious pluralism and Christian exclusivism

Preeminent in their respective fields, the contributors to this volume offer a solid case for the Christian worldview and a coherent defense of the Christian faith.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on apologetics that might interest you.

Your Adversary, the Devil, Dwight Pentecost


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This work uses the light of Scripture to expose the person and methods of Satan. . . . Pentecost gives us a very useful survey of information on Satan.” —Christianity Today

Here are some other books on Angelology that might interest you.

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Continuity and Discontinuity, John Feinberg


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Evangelicals agree that the Bible is God’s inerrant word. But we sometimes differ on how to relate the messages of the Old and New Testaments. Without a basic understanding of this crucial matter, it is difficult to know how to use the Testaments to formulate either doctrine or practice.

For example: Was Israel the OT Church—are OT promises to God’s national people fulfilled in the church today? Or, is Mosaic Law binding on believers now—are twentieth-century Christians to obey the Ten Commandments, including sabbath observance?

In this book, thirteen noted evangelical theologians discuss, fairly but clearly, the continuity/discontinuity debate in regard to six basic categories: theological systems, hermeneutics, salvation, the Law of God, the people of God, and kingdom promises.

Covering much more than the differences between Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism, this work of distinguished evangelical scholarship will fuel much profitable study and discussion.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on dispensationalism that might interest you

New International Dictionary, Colin Brown


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology is, first, a basic enlargement of the German Theologisches Begriffslexikon zum Neuen Testament. On its first publication in German it was recognized as a major reference work and has since become a more and more widely acclaimed as an important tool for understanding the theology and message of the Bible. Its translation and publication in English, together with the extensive revisions and additions, provide a unique source of information, invaluable to ministers, teachers, and anyone interested in the study as well as the teaching of the Bible. Some of its main features are: – Concise discussions of the major theological terms of the Bible – Arranged in English alphabetical order – Does not require knowledge of Greek and Hebrew – Discusses the use of each key term in classical Greek, the Old Testament, the rabbinic writing, and the New Testament – Glossary of technical terms – Full bibliographies – Complete indexes that make the wealth of information in these volumes readily accessible” -Amazon.com

Here are some other Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias that might interest you.

Historical Theology, Gregg Allison


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. The text includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians’ work so that readers can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history’s most important contributors. Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.” -Amazon.com

Promise Unfulfilled, Rolland McCune


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The New Evangelicalism was conceived if not born with the formation of the National Association of Evangelicals in 1942. This new group was in the main led by younger professing fundamentalist scholars and leaders who had become dissatisfied with their heritage and wanted to carve out some evangelical middle ground between fundamentalism and neo-orthodoxy. This book is an analysis of the break-away movement in terms of the issues ideas, and practices that led to its beginning, its expansion to an apogee in the 1970s, its subsequent loss of biblical and doctrinal stability, and its slide toward virtual irrelevancy in a postmodern world culture of the 21st century.

The twenty-five chapters are grouped under nine main sections: Historical Antecedents; the Formation of the New Evangelicalism; Ecumenism; Ecclesiastical Separation; The Bible and Authority; Apologetics; Social Involvement; Doctrinal Storms; and Evaluations and Prospects.

It will be a valuable addition to the pastor’s library and a strategic resource for theological education in Bible colleges and seminaries.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“Baptists Timothy George and David S. Dockery update and substantially reshape their classic book in an effort to preserve and discover the Baptists’ “underappreciated contribution to Christianity’s theological heritage.” George and Dockery have re-arranged this volume—considerably abbreviated from the seven-hundred page first edition—in light of the Southern Baptist identity controversy.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Baptist History that might interest you.

Christianity Through the Centuries, Earle Cairns


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. – New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) – New photos. Over 100 photos in all — more than twice the number in the previous edition – Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look – Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to “the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Church history that might interest you.

Beyond Church Growth, Robert Logan


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Preparing Expository Sermons, Ramesh Richard


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“The Bible is what God has made. Sermons are what we make with what God has made.” This is the foundation for developing expository messages, according to Ramesh Richard. His method, explained in Preparing Expository Sermons, has been field tested in training seminars for thousands of preachers around the world. Richard’s book is a simple do it yourself resource for developing and preaching expository sermons. It guides the reader through a seven step process, with many practical suggestions and illustrative charts along the way. In addition, there are eleven appendixes that include information on:o how to choose a texto preaching narrativeso understanding your audienceo forms of sermon introduction A comprehensive sermon evaluation questionnaire is included as well. Preparing Expository Sermons, an updated and expanded version of Scripture Sculpture, is ideal for beginning preachers, lay preachers without formal training, or any pastor who is looking for a refresher course in expository sermon preparation.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on homiletics that might interest you.

Wiersbe Bible Commentary, Warren Wiersbe


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“Here in two volumes is all the exciting, life-changing truth of the Scriptures wrapped in the warm, personal wisdom of one of America’s best-known Bible teachers, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe.

Whether you are a pastor, teacher, or layperson, now you can study the Bible in easy-to-read sections that emphasize personal application as well as biblical meaning. Developed from Dr. Wiersbe’s popular “Be” series of Bible study books, this commentary set carefully unpacks all of God’s Word in two accessible volumes.

The Wiersbe Bible Commentaries offers you:

  • Dr. Wiersbe’s trustworthy insights on the entire Old and New Testaments
  • New Biblical images, maps, and charts
  • Introductions and outlines for each book of the Bible
  • Clear, readable text that’s free of academic jargon
  • Plus with the two-volume set you get a free CD-ROM, which includes the complete commentary text and a search engine for easy research and cross-referencing

Let one of the most beloved and respected Bible teachers of our time guide you verse-by-verse through the Scriptures with The Wiersbe Bible Commentaries. It’s the trusted reference you’ll love to read.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other Bible commentaries that might interest you.

 

How People Change, Paul Tripp


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life? If you ve ever tried, failed, and wondered why, you need How People Change. This book explains the biblical pattern for change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life. But change involves more than a biblical formula: you will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be. That powerful, loving, redemptive relationship is at the heart of all positive change you experience.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books about counseling and discipleship that might interest you.

The Complete Handbook for Children’s Ministry, Robert Choun


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The definitive resource for children’s ministry leaders and home schoolers. Expected to become the textbook and reference guide for Christian educators, this handbook outlines development stages, curriculum, activities, and goals for specific age groups from birth to age 12. Includes sample job descriptions, budgets, program proposals, and supplemental resource information.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Church ministry that might interest you.

The Letters of John, John Stott


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“John Stott’s work on the Letters of John is part of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, designed to help the general Bible reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means. New Testament texts are interpreted without unduly going into scholarly technicalities.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on the Johannine Epistles that might interest you.

The Book of Revelation, Robert Mounce


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament is a revision of Robert Mounce’s original entry on the book of Revelation and reflects more than twenty additional years of mature thought and the latest in scholarship.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Revelation that might interest you.

The Epistle of Jude, George Lawlor


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books about Jude that might interest you.

1 Peter, Karen Jobes


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In this newest addition to the acclaimed BECNT series, respected New Testament scholar Karen H. Jobes provides a fresh commentary on 1 Peter.

1 Peter admirably achieves the dual aims of the BECNT series–it is academically sophisticated as well as pastorally sensitive and accessible. This volume features Jobes’s own translation of the Greek text and detailed interaction with the meaning of the text, emphasizing the need to read 1 Peter in light of its cultural background.

Jobes’s commentary will help pastors, students, and teachers better understand the Christian’s role as a “foreigner” in contemporary society.” -Amazon

Here are some other books on 1 Peter that might interest you.

The Letter of James, Douglas Moo


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Few books in the New Testament are better known or more often quoted as the Letter of James. Because James is so concise, so intensely practical, and so filled with memorable metaphors and illustrations, it has become one of the two or three most popular New Testament books in the church.

This highly original commentary seeks to make the Letter of James clear and applicable to Christian living today. Interacting with the latest views on James but keeping academic references to a minimum, Douglas Moo first introduces the Letter of James in its historical context and then provides verse-by-verse comments that explain the message of James both to its first readers and to today’s church.” – Amazon

Here are some other books on James that might interest you.

Second Peter/Jude, Edmond Hiebert


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Second Peter and Jude have been called the ‘dark corner’ of the New Testament,” writes D. Edmond Hiebert in the preface to this volume, his latest work. He suggests that the label “dark” results from the mistaken notion that these epistles deal with obsolete issues, or that they contain so many “things hard to be understood.” He insists, however, that Second Peter and Jude “are of abiding spiritual importance for our own troubled and turbulent days.” In a clear, concise style, Dr. Hiebert attempts to cast light into this “dark corner.” With balanced, scholarly research, Dr. Hiebert not only interprets particular phrases and verses in 2 Peter and Jude, but he also strives to relate these smaller components to the overall message of each epistle. The author also explores the relationship of 2 Peter and Jude to each other. Always there is the practical emphasis on how these epistles relate to modern believers. The result is an exposition that is warm, scholarly, and thoroughly orthodox in the finest sense of the word. D. Edmond Hiebert is a noted author, teacher, and Bible commentator. He received his A.B. in history from John Fletcher College and his Th.M. and Th.D. from Southern Baptist Seminary. Before and during his seminary training he served as a pastor; following his graduation from seminary he served as professor of New Testament at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas. In 1955 he became professor of Greek and New Testament at the the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California. Dr. Hiebert has written several commentaries, including The Thessalonian Epistles, A Call to Readiness; The Epistle of James, Tests of a Living Faith; Mark, A Portrait of a Servant; First Peter, An Expositional Commentary; and the volumes on 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus and Philemon in the Everyman Bible Commentary Series. He has also written a three-volume Introduction to the New Testament.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

The Letters to the Thessalonians, Gene Green


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Mining new knowledge about the first-century world of Thessalonica, Gene Green offers a masterful analysis of The Letters to the Thessalonians. His comprehensive study of the people, their history, socioeconomic conditions, and religious beliefs illuminates his careful verse-by-verse commentary, providing you with an in-depth look at what these pastorally astute letters say about perseverance amid suffering and trials, attitudes toward work, questions concerning Christs second coming, and more.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on 1 and 2 Thessalonians that might interest you.

Pastoral Epistles, William Mounce


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“The WBC is the best-selling multi-volume commentary series in the market today. WBC authors are all experts in their field and skillfully bring the text to meaning through careful exegesis and exposition. Each WBC contributor creates his own translation based on the best texts and literature available. The WBC has the largest bibliography of any commentary.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on the Pastoral Epistles that might interest you.

The Message of Hebrews, Raymond Brown


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Times were hard for the first readers of the letter to the Hebrews. Many had been exposed to fierce persecution. They had been assaulted, their homes had been plundered, and some had even been cast into prison. To such people this letter came as an encouragement. The writer of the letter turns their eyes to Christ, shows how he fulfills the hope expressed in the Old Testament sacrifices, and calls his readers to a steadfast faith that will take them through the hard times they now face. Such encouragement and challenge are never without relevence to Christians. Raymond Brown demonstrates this clearly in his passage-by-passage exposition.” -Amazon

Here are some other books on Hebrews that might interest you.

Basics for Believers, D.A. Carson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“An exposition of Philippians that considers Paul’s instruction on consistent integrity and the cross as the center of life.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Philippians that might interest you.

The Letter to the Ephesians, Peter O’Brien


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“From a foremost authority on the New Testament comes a major new commentary on Ephesians–a letter of truth, love, and unity to our superficial world.

This volume in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series provides a rich exposition of Ephesians, one of the most significant documents ever written. Using the fruits of recent biblical research, Peter O’Brien shows how Ephesians sums up God’s magnificent plan of salvation in Christ and spells out his divine purpose for believers today.

A model of the scholarly excellence characteristic of the entire PNTC series (which now features a striking new jacket design), O’Brien’s Ephesians will become the standard work on this profoundly influential book.” -Amazon

Here are some other books on Ephesians that might interest you.

Treasures of Wisdom, Kent Homer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

Here are some other books on Colossians that might interest you.

Called to Be Saints, Robert Gromacki


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Pastors, teachers, Bible schools and colleges, and study groups will benefit from these fine expositions. Based on the English text (KJV), Dr. Gromacki uses his expertise and gifting to present the meaning of the epistle in a clear and straightforward manner. Necessary technical matters and notes on the Greek are included, but they are confined to the footnotes. These books are divided into thirteen chapters, each of which is followed by challenging discussion questions.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on 1 Corinthians that might interest you.

2 Corinthians, Scott Hafemann


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“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 one our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary applications. 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 modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on 2 Corinthians that might interest you.

Epistle to the Galatians, F.F. Bruce


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“F.F. Bruce’s study on the Epistle to the Galations is a contribution to The New International Greek Testament Commentary, a series based on the UBS Greek New Testament, which strives to provide thorough exegesis of the text that is sensitive to theological themes as well as to the details of historical, linguistic, and textual context.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Galatians that might interest you.

Light in the Darkness, Kent Homer


[Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“This volume explores John’s Gospel through three main periods: The Public Ministry, The Private Instructions, and The Passion Victory. Filled with numerous references to other authors and sources, this is a great text for studying the Bible in classes, small groups, or personal use. As with all of Dr. Kent’s writing, there is a clear reflection of his loyalty to the authority and inerrancy of God’s Word.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on John that might interest you.

Jerusalem to Rome, Kent Homer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“With charts, diagrams, and pictures of sites, Kent looks for anwers to why the church began and grew as it did. Can be used for individual or group study.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books about Acts that might interest you.

The Epistle to the Romans, Douglas Moo


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Douglas Moo’s work on the Epistle to the Romans is part of The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world’s leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Romans that might interest you.

Luke. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, Leon Morris


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Morris’s study on the Gospel of Luke is part of the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, a popular series designed to help the general Bible reader understand clearly what the text actually says and what it means, without overuse of scholarly technicalities.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Luke that might interest you.

 

The Gospel According to Matthew, Leon Morris


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Morris’s latest book fills a gaping hole in the shelf of New Testament commentaries. At last we have a work on Matthew that is worthy to take its place beside the major studies on the other Gospels. Its thoroughness, clarity, and theological sensitivity will make it a treasured resource for all students of the Bible.–David Allan Hubbvard, Fuller Theological Seminary.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Matthew that might interest you.

Mark. The New American Commentary, James Brooks


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Mark that might interest you.

New Testament Introduction, Donald Guthrie


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Twenty years after its first release in one volume, Donald Guthrie has revised his widely acclaimedNew Testament Introduction. A careful recasting of a benchmark evangelical work, this new edition provides a fixed point for surveying the books of the New Testament. Noting the issues raised by the past two decades of biblical scholarship, Guthrie engages the issues of authorship and authenticity, purpose and structure, historical context and cultural setting. In these discussions, as well as in the notes and bibliographies, he draws on a wealth of recent scholarly research which gives added value to this classic resource.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books about the New Testament that might interest you.

Joel, Amos, Obadiah. Thomas Finley


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Joel, Amos, and Obadiah that might interest you.

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Set


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Discover · How the springs at Hierapolis help us understand why Jesus described the church at Laodicea as “lukewarm” · The background and circumstances of certificates of divorce in Judaism · How Jewish dietary laws provided a powerful metaphor for God’s acceptance of the Gentiles Brimming with lavish, full-color photos and graphics, the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary walks you verse by verse through all the books of the New Testament. It’s like slipping on a set of glasses that lets you read the Bible through the eyes of a first-century reader! Discoveries await you that will snap the world of the New Testament into gripping immediacy. Things that seem mystifying, puzzling, or obscure will take on tremendous meaning when you view them in their ancient context. You’ll deepen your understanding of the teachings of Jesus. You’ll discover the close, sometimes startling interplay between God’s kingdom and the practical affairs of the church. Best of all, you’ll gain a deepened awareness of the Bible’s relevance for your life. Written in a clear, engaging style, this beautiful set provides a new and accessible approach that more technical expository and exegetical commentaries don’t offer.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other commentaries on the New Testament that might interest you.

 

The Minor Prophets, James Boice


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“A set of two inspirational commentaries on the message of the Minor Prophets. Respected preacher James Montgomery Boice discusses the life and works of each prophet, starting with Hosea and ending with Malachi.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on the Minor Prophets that might interest you.

 

Daniel’s Prophecy of the 70 Weeks, A.J. McClain


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other book on Daniel that might interest you

Hosea: God’s Love For Israel, Charles Feinberg


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Hosea that might interest you.

The Servant of Jehovah, David Baron


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books that might interest you.

 

Jeremiah, Lamentations, F.B. Huey Jr.


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Jeremiah that might interest you.

The Prophecy of Ezekiel, Charles Feinberg


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

A dispensational and premillennial commentary on Ezekiel. Feinberg’s Jewish background aids in understanding the background of the text.

Song of Songs, Richard Hess


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Richard Hess has written an insightful commentary on one of the most intriguing books of the Bible, which celebrates God’s gift of love. Following an introduction to the biblical book and a history of its interpretation, Hess divides his discussion into seven major sections. Each section begins with a fresh translation, followed by paragraph-by-paragraph commentary, and concluding with a summary of the passage’s theological implications. Technical questions related to the Hebrew text or scholarly debate are addressed in the footnotes. Pastors and teachers will find here an accessible commentary that will serve as an excellent resource for their study. This is the first volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Song of Songs that might interest you

The Book of Ecclesiastes, Tremper Longman


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library 

“Ecclesiastes is one of the most fascinating — and hauntingly familiar — books of the Old Testament. The sentiments of the main speaker of the book, a person given the name Qohelet, sound incredibly modern. Expressing the uncertainty and anxieties of our own age, he is driven by the question, “Where can we find meaning in the world?”But while Qohelet’s question resonates with readers today, his answer is shocking. “Meaningless,” says Qohelet, “everything is meaningless.” How does this pessimistic perspective fit into the rest of biblical revelation? In this commentary Tremper Longman III addresses this question by taking a canonical-Christocentric approach to the meaning of Ecclesiastes. Longman first provides an extensive introduction to Ecclesiastes, exploring such background matters as authorship, language, genre, structure, literary style, and the book’s theological message. He argues that the author of Ecclesiastes is not Solomon, as has been traditionally thought, but a writer who adopts a Solomonic persona. In the verse-by-verse commentary that follows, Longman helps clarify the confusing, sometimes contradictory message of Ecclesiastes by showing that the book should be divided into three sections — a prologue (1:1-11), Qohelet’s autobiographical speech (1:12-12:7), and an epilogue (12:8-14) — and that the frame narrative provided by prologue and epilogue is the key to understanding the message of the book as a whole.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Ecclesiastes that might interest you.

 

Handbook on the Prophets, Robert Chisholm


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Provides a thorough introduction to the Old Testament prophetic books, considering their historical and social setting while surveying the important theological themes.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on the prophetic books that might interest you

Savoring the Wisdom of Proverbs, Louis Goldberg


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

Here are some other books on Proverbs that might interest you.

Psalms 1-72, Derek Kidner


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” “Thy word is a lamp to my feet.” “Search me, O God, and know my heart!” Such phrases leap to mind each time a Christian lifts his heart to God. For many, in fact, Psalms is the richest part of the Old Testament. Derek Kidner provides a fresh and penetrating guide to Psalms 1-72. He analyzes each psalm in depth, comments on interpretive questions and lays bare the universal relevance of the texts. In addition he gives special help on the psalmists’ cries for vengeance. Together with its companion volume (Psalms 73-150) this introduction and commentary will inspire and deepen personal worship. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series. These commentaries are designed to help the reader of the Bible understand what the text says and what it means. The Introduction to each book gives a concise but thorough treatment of its authorship, date, original setting and purpose. Following a structural Analysis, the Commentary takes the book section by section, drawing out its main themes, and also comments on individual verses and problems of interpretation. Additional Notes provide fuller discussion of particular difficulties. The goal throughout is to explain the true meaning of the Bible and make its message plain. – Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

The Book of Job, John Hartley


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“‘In the Old Testament we read God’s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us.’ These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God’s word as clearly as possible. Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner.
Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author’s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters — textual criticism, critical problems, and so on — with exposition of the biblical writer’s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Job that may interest you.

Ezra, Nehemiah, Ester, Mervin Breneman


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that you might find interesting.

2 Chronicles: A Commentary, Martin Selman


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The Chronicler wrote as a pastoral theologian. The congregation he addressed was an Israel separated from its former days of blessing by a season of judgment. The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles address a divine word of healing and reaffirm the hope of restoration to a nation that needed to regain its footing in God’s promises and to reshape its life before God.The Chronicler expounds the Bible as he knows it, skillfully weaving his commentary into the linear text of Israel’s history. His theme is straightforward–the promises of God revealed in the Davidic covenant are as trustworthy and as effective as the God who first uttered them.In two volumes Martin Selman provides an excellent interpretation of these sorely neglected yet profound books of the Old Testament. This volume on 2 Chronicles continues to build on the groundwork laid by its companion in 1 Chronicles.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

Ezra and Nehemiah, Derek Kidner


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The chequered story of the Kings, a matter of nearly five centuries, had ended disastrously in 587 B.C. with the sack of Jerusalem, the fall of the monarchy and the removal to Babylonia of all that made Judah politically viable. It was a death to make way for a rebirth.” So begins Derek Kidner in this introduction and commentary to the books of Ezra and Nehemiah which chart the Jews’ return from exile to Jerusalem and the beginnings of that rebirth. As the drama unfolds, we see how international politics, nationalist pride, wise leadership, political intrigue and opportunism, internal dissension and compromise all shape events. But above all and through all we see the good hand of God at work. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Ezra and Nehemiah that might interest you.

Ruth and Ester, Davis and Luter


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Tragedy and triumph – the books of Ruth and Esther tell the stories of two women who achieve success against all odds. One woman overcomes a personal tragedy, the other a nationwide crisis. The roads they take to succeed, however, are quite different.This fascinating study provides a practical commentary on the lives of two women as it shows readers the providential care of the unseen God for his people – not only in past history, but in our day as well. Even seemingly out-of-control crises are under his watchful care.Teachers of Bible study groups as well as pastors will find this volume a rich source of insight into the text and a real inspiration for living.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Ruth that might interest you.

Looking on the Heart, Ralph Davis


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Davis brings cultural and historical color to the task of interpretation and adds a pastor’s heart for personal application. You will find a point of contact with the lives of Samuel, Saul, Jonathan and David as Davis answers the question ‘What does God seek when he looks on the heart?’ Davis presents simple exposition of the literary and theological character of the text in a bright and fascinating way.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on 1 and 2 Samuel that might interest you.

1 & 2 Kings, Paul House


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other book on 1 and 2 Kings that might interest you.

Handbook on the Historical Books, Victor Hamilton


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“From the tumbling walls of Jericho to a Jewish girl who became the queen of Persia, the historical books of the Bible are intriguing and unquestionably fascinating. In this comprehensive introduction, veteran Old Testament professor Victor Hamilton demonstrates the significance of the messages contained in these biblical books by carefully examining content, structure, and theology. He details the events and implications of each book chapter by chapter, providing useful commentary on overarching themes and the connections and parallels between Old Testament texts.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books that might interest you.

The Book of Joshua, Martin Woudstra


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Woudstra’s work on the Book of Joshua is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.” – Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Joshua that you may find interesting

The Message of Judges, Michael Wilcock


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The book of Judges contains some of the most famous of the Bible’s stories, as well as some of the least known. In them we find much that is attractive but perhaps more that is repulsive. They show us the deepest sin of humanity, but we see that sin in the light of God’s abundant grace. Behind judges of Israel like Samson, Jephthah and Barak stands a Judge, discerning and deciding. Michael Wilcock shows that God never abandons his people, then or now. The Judge of all ensures that they will never manage to destroy themselves, even though it may look as if they are on course for disaster. Ultimately the book of Judges is the story of God’s grace.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Judges that may interest you.

Numbers, Gordon Wenham


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

” ‘Guide me, O Thou Great Jehovah’ is one of the best-known hymns in the world. Yet the book of numbers, whose story that hymn summarizes, is seldom read. Why? “Its very title puts the modern reader off,” writes Gordon Wenham. “In ancient time numbers were seen as mysterious and symbolic, a key to reality and the mind of God himself. Today they are associated with computers and the depersonalization that threatens our society.” In his effort to bridge the great gulf between the book and our age, Wenham first explains the background of Numbers, discussing its structure, sources, date and authorship as well as its theology and Christian use. A passage-by-passage analysis follows, which draws useful insights on Old Testament ritual from modern social anthropology. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Numbers that might interest you

Holiness to the Lord, Allen Ross


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“At first glance, the Book of Leviticus seems like barren material for lively preaching. Most expositors merely skim the surface for messages on tithing or sabbath-keeping. Yet Leviticus is one of the most important books of the Old Testament; it not only describes the complete religious system of ancient Israel, it also lays the theological foundation for the Christian gospel.
In Holiness to the Lord, Allen P. Ross enables preachers and teachers to mine the riches of Leviticus and deliver them to a contemporary audience. Following the same practical method he used in the acclaimed Creation and Blessing, Ross first carefully sites Leviticus within its context in the ancient world. Then he traces the development of God’s plan of salvation-how Leviticus’ laws, rituals, symbols, and events prepared for the complete revelation in Jesus Christ. Finally, unlike traditional commentaries, Ross offers helpful ideas for correlating Leviticus to New Testament teachings (particularly Romans, Hebrews, and Peter) and for applying the material in relevant expository form. Holiness to the Lord is every expositor’s indispensable guide for interpreting the Law for the church and for elucidating Leviticus in practical, biblical messages about worship, sanctification, and obedience” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Leviticus that might interest you

Deuteronomy, J.G. McConville


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In this outstanding commentary J. G. McConville offers a theological interpretation of the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy in the context of the biblical canon. He gives due attention to historical issues where these bear on what can be known about the settings in which the text emerged. His dominant method is one that approaches Deauteronomy as a finished work. McConville argues that in the context of the ancient world Deuteronomy should be understood as the radical blueprint for the life of a people, at the same time both spiritual and political, and profoundly different from every other social, political and religious programe. The book incorporates the tension between an open-minded vision of a perfectly ordered society under God and practical provisions for dealing with the frailty and imperfections of real people. Hence, it is capable of informing our thinking about the organization of societies while maintaining a vision of the kingdom of God.” -Amazon.com

Exodus: A Mentor Commentary, John Mackay


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The book of Exodus is about a journey: a journey out of Egypt, but more particularly a journey from a land where God’s power, sovereignty and continuing interest in his people could be easily questioned, to a place where God dwelt in the midst of his people. Exodus describes God’s power, his redemption of his people, his covenant requirements at Sinai, and the rules of his worship. John L. Mackay interacts with other scholars in either text or footnotes. In addition to exploring the meaning of the text he examines the chonology, authorship, composition and structure of Exodus. In addition, at the end of each section he provides a reflective comment.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books on Exodus that might interest you

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch, David Baker


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

 “The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch is the first in a four-volume series covering the text of the Old Testament. Following in the tradition of the four award-winning IVP dictionaries focused on the New Testament and its background, this encyclopedic work is characterized by close attention to the text of the Old Testament and the ongoing conversation of contemporary scholarship. In exploring the major themes and issues of the Pentateuch, editors T. Desmond Alexander and David W.Baker, with an international and expert group of scholars, inform and challenge through authoritative overviews, detailed examinations and new insights from the world of the ancient Near East. The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch is designed to be your first stop in the study and research of the Pentateuch, on which the rest of the Bible is built.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on the Pentateuch that might interest you

Genesis: A Commentary, Bruce Waltke


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This landmark commentary marshals the vast experience and brilliant insights of one of today’s most revered Old Testament scholars. To those familiar with the work of Bruce K. Waltke, the significance and value of Genesis will be instantly apparent. Others who are unfamiliar with Waltke have only to read the first few chapters to understand why he has earned the reputation of a scholar’s scholar, and why this masterful volume stands like a monolith among Old Testament commentaries. Exploring the first book of the Bible as ‘theological literature,’ Waltke illuminates its meanings and methods for the pastor, scholar, teacher, student, and Bible-lover. Genesis strikes an unusual balance by emphasizing the theology of the Scripture text while also paying particular attention to the flow and development of the plot and literary techniques–inclusion, irony, chiasm, and concentric patterning–that shape the message of the ‘book of beginnings’. Genesis Models the way to read and interpret the narratives of the book of Genesis Provides helpful exegetical notes that address key issues and debates surrounding the text Includes theological reflections on how the message addresses our contemporary theological and social issues, such as ecology, homosexuality, temperance, evil, prayer, and obedience Addresses critical interpretive issues, such as authenticity, date, and authorship For all the author’s formidable intellect and meticulous research, Genesis is amazingly accessible. This is no mere study tool. Lucidly and eloquently written, it is a work of the heart that helps us not only to understand deeply God’s Word in its context, but also to consider how it applies to us today.” -Amazon.com

Here are several more recommended books on Genesis that you might find interesting

Knowing God, J.I. Packer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals! For over 40 years, J. I. Packer’s classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals, and this 20th anniversary edition is updated with Americanized language and spelling, and a new preface by the author. Stemming from Packer’s profound theological knowledge, Knowing God brings together two important facets of the Christian faith— knowing about God and also knowing God through the context of a close relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. Written in an engaging and practical tone, this thought-provoking work seeks to transform and enrich the Christian understanding of God. Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to him, Packer divides his book into three sections: The first directs our attention to how and why we know God, the second to the attributes of God and the third to the benefits enjoyed by a those who know him intimately. This guide leads readers into a greater understanding of God while providing advice to gaining a closer relationship with him as a result.” -Amazon.com

A Survey of Israel’s History, Leon Wood


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Since its first publication in 1970, A Survey of Israel’s History has established itself as a popular and useful text in Bible colleges and seminaries. This revision by David O’Brien, which brings A Survey of Israel’s History up to date, is certain to add to its value and continue its popularity. A chapter on the Intertestamental Period has been added. Numerous line-maps, charts, and diagrams help to clarity details. An extensive chronological chart provides an overall summary of names and dates. Authoritative, thoroughly biblical, factually sound, and movingly human — A Survey of Israel’s History will prove enormously helpful to the student of the Bible, and to anyone in search of a definitive history of the chosen people.” -Amazon.com

Here a few other books on Old Testament History that might interest you

Redemption Accomplished and Applied, John Murray


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Murray explores the biblical passages dealing with the necessity, nature, perfection, and extent of the atonement, and goes on to identify the distinct steps in the Bible’s presentation of how the redemption accomplished by Christ is applied progressively to the life of the redeemed.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on soteriology that might interest you

Charismatic Chaos, John MacArthur


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The charismatic movement of the past quarter-century has made an impact on the church unparalleled in history. But one legacy of the movement is confusion and mushy thinking. In Charismatic Chaos, John F. MacArthur calls for biblical evaluation and analyzes the doctrinal differences between charismatics and non-charismatics in the light of Scripture. ‘My principal concern,’ writes John MacArthur, ‘is to call the church to a firm commitment to the purity and authority of the Scriptures, and thereby to strengthen the unity of the true church.’ To tough questions that seem to divide, Charismatic Chaos provides tougher answers that strive to unite. This book tackles such questions as – Is experience a valid test of truth? – Does God still give revelation? – Prophets, fanatics, or heretics? – Does God still heal? – What should we think of the Signs and Wonders movement? – Does the Bible promise health and wealth?” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books on the Holy Spirit that you might be interested in

Three Views on the Rapture, Archer Gleason


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Premillennialists continue to be divided on the question of the rapture of the church. Will it occur before, in the middle of, or after the tribulation? Drs. Feinberg (pretribulation), Archer (midtribulation), and Moo (post-tribulation) present the cases for their respective positions. They also critique each other’s positions, and they provide a defense in response to the critiques of their fellow authors. Firmly held and clearly stated convictions are tempered by an irenic spirit. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions. Three Views on the Rapture is introduced by Richard Reiter’s helpful essay tracing the history of this debate in American evangelicalism. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on eschatology that might interest you

Studies in Dogmatics: Sin, G.C. Berkouwer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In this series rooted in the normative significance of Scripture, noted Dutch theologian G. C. Berkouwer examines great doctrines of the Reformed faith, developing and defending Reformed theology through interaction with a wide range of theologies” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books that might interest you

Women in Ministry: Four Views, Robert G. Clouse


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Should women teach men? Should they exercise authority over men? What about ordaining women? Even those who agree that Scripture must determine our answers do not agree on what it teaches. And too often differing sides have not been willing to listen to one another. Here in one volume are the views of four deeply committed evangelicals that focus the discussion on the issues. Robert Culver argues for what might be called the traditional view that women should not exercise authority over or teach men. Susan Foh suggests a modified view which would allow for women to teach but not to hold positions of authority. Walter Liefeld presents a case for plural ministry that questions ordination as a means of conferring authority. Alvera Mickelsen defends the full equality of men and women in the church. What makes this book especially helpful is that the writers all respond to the other essays, pointing out weaknesses and hidden assumptions.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Ecclesiology that might interest you

Inerrancy, Norman Geisler


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library.

“This is another in a series of books sponsored by the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. The fourteen leading evangelical scholars who have contributed to this volume come from various denominations and have written on a wide range of topics related to the doctrine of the inerrancy of the Bible. Believing that this doctrine is ‘an essential element of the authority of Scripture and a necessary ingredient for the health of the church of Christ,’ they have made a strong defense of it. This book is presented as an appeal to the church of Jesus Christ. To those churches that hold to the inerrancy of Scripture, it is a call to hold the line. To those churches that have given way to the persuasions of radical higher criticism, it is a call to return to the historic position of Christianity. Inerrnacy is shown to be a doctrine of crucial importance to the church. Among the chapter titles are these: Christ’s View of Scripture – Alleged Errors and Discrepancies in the Original Manuscripts of the Bible – Higher Criticism and Biblical Inerrancy – Legitimate Hermeneutics – The Human Authorship of Inspired Scripture – The Meaning of Inerrancy – Philosophical Presuppositions of Biblical Errancy – The View of the Bible Held by the Church – B. B. Warfield Versus G. C. Berkouwer on Scripture — Included as an appendix is the Statement of the Council. This Statement consists of three parts: a Summary Statement, Articles of Affirmation and Denial, and an Exposition. The intent of this declaration underlies all of the chapters in this significant book.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books about inerrancy that might interest you.

Was Christ God? Spiros, Zodhiates


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The big question asked of Christianity is whether or not Jesus is truly God? Jesus Himself asked this question of His own disciples (Matt. 16:15). His claim was that He and God were equals, but this claim was a key ingredient of the rejection of the religious rulers of His time here on earth.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Christology that might interest you

Systematic Theology, Augustus Strong


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This classic academic resource and reference book thoroughly explores and elucidates the entire field of theological knowledge. Beyond giving the reader sound, definitive theological foundations, Dr. Strong has infused his work with truly inspiring evangelical fervor. This combination serves as a source of encouragement and spiritual guidance for all who seek the truth of theological knowledge.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on systematic theology that might interest you

Created in God’s Image, Anthony Hoekema


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“According to Scripture, humankind was created in the image of God. Hoekema discusses the implications of this theme, devoting several chapters to the biblical teaching on God’s image, the teaching of philosophers and theologians through the ages, and his own theological analysis. Suitable for seminary-level anthropology courses, yet accessible to educated laypeople. Extensive bibliography, fully indexed.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Anthropology that you might enjoy

Angels, Satan, and Demons, Robert Lightner


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The supernatural world is getting a lot of attention these days in books, movies and television series. But what does the Bible say about these other-worldly beings? Robert Lightner answers these questions with an in-depth look at the world of the “invisible” as expressed in Scripture.” -Amazon.com

Here are a few other recommended books on angelology

There Really is a Difference, Renald Showers


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This volume focuses on the differences between the Covenant and Dispensational systems of theology and examines their diverse approaches to such issues as: God’s ultimate purpose for history, God’s program for the nation of Israel, the significance of several key biblical covenants, the nature and beginning of the church, and the Christians’ relationship to the Mosaic Law and grace. It explores the differences between the premillennial, amillennial, and postmillennial views of the Kingdom of God and presents an apology for dispensational-premillennial system of theology. The book is written in easy-to-understand, nontechnical language and has received favorable response form lay people, pastors, students, and reviewers.” -Amazon.com

Here are a few other books on dispensationalism that might interest you

Can Man Live Without God, Ravi Zacharias


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In this brilliant and compelling defense of the Christian faith, Ravi Zacharias shows how affirming the reality of God’s existence matters urgently in our everyday lives. According to Zacharias, how you answer the questions of God’s existence will impact your relationship with others, your commitment to integrity, your attitude toward morality, and your perception of truth.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Apologetics that might interest you

Our Legacy, John Hannah


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“What you believe does matter. This exploration and explanation of the essential truths of the Christian faith will help determine how you will live out your faith every day.
As you explore the truths in this book, discover that theology is not just a collection of information about God—it is a rich legacy. It is your legacy.” -Amazon.com

Here are several more books on the history of Christian doctrine that might interest you

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, Walter Ewell


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Fifteen years after its original publication comes a thoroughly revised edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Every article from the original edition has been revisited. With some articles being removed, others revised, and many new articles added, the result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other Bible dictionaries and Encyclopedias that might interest you

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, Daniel Wallace


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“For seminary students, the goal of studying Greek grammar is the accurate exegesis of biblical texts. Sound exegesis requires that the exegete consider grammar within a larger framework that includes context, lexeme, and other linguistic features. While the trend of some grammarians has been to take a purely grammatical approach to the language, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics integrates the technical requirements for proper Greek interpretation with the actual interests and needs of Bible students. It is the first textbook to systematically link syntax and exegesis of the New Testament for second-year Greek students. It explores numerous syntactical categories, some of which have not previously been dealt with in print. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics is the most up-to-date Greek grammar available. It equips intermediate Greek students with the skills they need to do exegesis of biblical texts in a way that is faithful to their intended meaning. The expanded edition contains a subject index, a Greek word index, and page numbers in the Syntax Summary section.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books on Hermeneutics that might interest you

In Pursuit of Purity, David Beale


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Men from nearly every denomination and all walks of life are a part of that history: from Lyman Stewart, a Christian businessman, to J.Greshman Machen, the learned Princeton professor; from the fiery evangelist Billy Sunday to the dignified pastor W.B. Riley. These colorful men were united by a common goal: faithfulness to their Lord and Saviour. And their activities were as varied as their backgrounds: pastoring churches, evangelizing the lost, conducting Bible and prophetic conferences, exposing liberalism, establishing Christian schools and colleges, and publishing Christian literature.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books on fundamentalism and evangelism that might interest you

Principles and Practices for Baptist Churches, Edward Hiscox


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“This indispensable guide to the conduct and operation of Baptist churches provides rules and procedures for their orderly function.” -Amazon.com

Here is another recommended book on Baptist Polity that might interest you

Baptist Confessions of Faith, William Lumpkin


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Contains every important Baptist confession of faith from the forerunners in the early seventeenth century through the American Baptist confessions and doctrines into the early 1960s. This comprehensive resource also provides confessions of other nationalities, including German, Swedish, French, Canadian, and Russian. Each is reevaluated in light of contemporary research and related to Christian life today.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Baptist history and theology that might interest you

The New Reformation, Greg Ogden


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Ministry is to be by the people and for the people, and this book explains why it is needed and how it can be done.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books that might interest you

A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, Mark Noll


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“From the lively severities of the 17th-century Pilgrims and Puritans to the ebullience of the televanglism age, the Christian experience in North America is rich and varied. Noll covers it all in this superb narrative survey. Tracing the growth of Christian belief and institutions and their interactions with culture in the U.S. and Canada from the colonial period to the present, his approach is broad and comprehensive. Many biographical profiles add a personal dimension to the narrative.” -Amazon.com

A Summary of Christian History, Robert Baker


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Originally published in 1959, A Summary of Christian History has been a classic text for introductory-level studies of Christian history for more than four decades. Even in the face of advancing history, new findings, and changing perspectives, Dr. Baker’s original classic has remained popular decades beyond the normal life expectancy of a textbook.

In this third edition, Dr. John Landers, a former student of Dr. Baker, builds on the original goal of helping students grasp the broad contours of Christian history without becoming lost in a maze of historical detail.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on general church history that might interest you

Preaching: How to Preach Biblically, John MacArthur


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle’s mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur’s well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master’s Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God’s Word effectively to today’s congregation.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Homiletics that might interest you.

Competent to Counsel, Jay Adams


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“A Classic in the Field of Christian Counseling Competent to Counsel has helped thousands of pastors, students, laypersons, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counseling and a specific response to particular problems. Using biblically directed discussion, nouthetic counseling works by means of the Holy Spirit to bring about change in the personality and behavior of the counselee. As Dr. Jay Adams points out in his introduction, ‘I have been engrossed in the project of developing biblical counseling and have uncovered what I consider to be a number of important scriptural principles. . . . There have been dramatic results. . . . Not only have people’s immediate problems been resolved, but there have also been solutions to all sorts of long-term problems as well.’ Since its first publication in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings. It establishes the basis for and an introduction to a counseling approach that is being used in pastors’ studies, in counseling centers, and across dining room tables throughout the country and around the world”  -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on counseling and discipleship that you might be interested in.

Creative Bible Teaching, Lawrence Richards


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Are you a bridge builder? Communicating the Scriptures is much like building a bridge. However, instead of ravines or rivers, the teacher must span both cultural boundaries and great gulfs of time between the present and the past of Moses, David, Jesus, and Paul. This bridge must reach even further. The student must be able to cross both into the past and into his own future. God’s Word is “living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). It is contemporary, relevant. But it is the teacher who has the task of helping the student to see its vast treasures. This is no easy task, but it can be done through creative Bible teaching.

Together, Richards and Bredfeldt have written a book on bridge-building that reveals a detailed five-step process by which Christian educators can construct a bridge across time, geography, and culture.” -Amazon.com

Here some other recommended books on Church Ministry that might interest you.

The Book of Revelation: Unlocking the Future, Ed Hindson


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Dr.Hindson simplifies the message of the Revelation so that you can easily understand it for yourself. He surveys the general content of this captivating book of prophecy with a view to keeping the big picture in mind, rather than getting lost in all the details. His approach is to keep the study focused on the key issues in each chapter.” -Amazon.com

Second Peter/Jude, Edmond Hiebert


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Second Peter and Jude have been called the ‘dark corner’ of the New Testament,” writes D. Edmond Hiebert in the preface to this volume, his latest work. He suggests that the label “dark” results from the mistaken notion that these epistles deal with obsolete issues, or that they contain so many “things hard to be understood.” He insists, however, that Second Peter and Jude “are of abiding spiritual importance for our own troubled and turbulent days.” In a clear, concise style, Dr. Hiebert attempts to cast light into this “dark corner.” With balanced, scholarly research, Dr. Hiebert not only interprets particular phrases and verses in 2 Peter and Jude, but he also strives to relate these smaller components to the overall message of each epistle. The author also explores the relationship of 2 Peter and Jude to each other. Always there is the practical emphasis on how these epistles relate to modern believers. The result is an exposition that is warm, scholarly, and thoroughly orthodox in the finest sense of the word. D. Edmond Hiebert is a noted author, teacher, and Bible commentator. He received his A.B. in history from John Fletcher College and his Th.M. and Th.D. from Southern Baptist Seminary. Before and during his seminary training he served as a pastor; following his graduation from seminary he served as professor of New Testament at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas. In 1955 he became professor of Greek and New Testament at the the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California. Dr. Hiebert has written several commentaries, including The Thessalonian Epistles, A Call to Readiness; The Epistle of James, Tests of a Living Faith; Mark, A Portrait of a Servant; First Peter, An Expositional Commentary; and the volumes on 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus and Philemon in the Everyman Bible Commentary Series. He has also written a three-volume Introduction to the New Testament.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books that you might enjoy

Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Tremper Longman III


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Now complete and available in a 13-volume set, this thoroughly revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary includes the work of fifty-six contributors, thirty of whom are new. Reflecting the commentary’s international and cross-denominational approach, they come from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand, and from a broad diversity of churches and traditions, including Anglican, Brethren, Methodist, Nazarene, and Reformed. New features include: Comprehensive introductions Short and precise bibliographies Detailed outlines Insightful expositions of passages and verses Overviews of sections of Scripture to illuminate the big picture Occasional reflections to give more detail on important issues Notes on textual questions and special problems, placed close to the texts in question Transliterations and translations of Hebrew and Greek words, enabling readers to understand even the more technical notes A balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinion.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other Bible commentaries that may interest you.

The Epistles of John: An Expositional Commentary, Edmond Hiebert


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Dr. Edmond Hiebert covers 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John in this expositional commentary. He defends Johannine authorship and discusses textual evidence for the Johannine Comma of 1 John 5:7. His exposition highlights propitiation, a premillennial Antichrist, Christ’s imminent return, and warnings against false teachers and argues for an actual lady as recipient of 2 John. Expounding the Greek but accessible to English-only readers, Hiebert is especially valuable for sermon preparation.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books on the Johannine Epistles that might interest you

Expository Sermons on 2 Peter, David Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The content of this volume is its chief warrant for publication. But as a record of Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ first extensive series of sermons on any one book of Scripture it also has some special interest. Now, in this format, his 2 Peter sermons will provide an introduction for others to a type of reading which is able, under God, to strengthen Christians and churches around the world.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on 2 Peter that you might enjoy

1 Peter (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries), Wayne Grudem


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In 1 Peter, explains Wayne Grudem, readers are encouraged to grow in their trust in God and their obedience to him throughout their lives, but especially when they suffer. “Here is a brief and very clear summary both of the consolations and instructions needful for the encouragement and direction of a Christian in his journey to Heaven, elevating his thoughts and desires to that happiness, and strengthening him against all opposition in the way, both that of corruption within, and temptations and afflictions from without,” says Archbishop Robert Leighton in the introduction. The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world’s most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable, and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament. These Tyndale volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The introduction to each volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date, and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. The commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. It also comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.” -Amazon.com

Here are several more books on 1 Peter that you may enjoy

Faith That Works: Studies and the Epistle of James, Kent Homer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“In thirteen chapters the author provides concise commentary of each verse, giving the readers what they need to understand the Epistle and to prepare for teaching or preaching it.” -Amazon.com

Here are several other books on James that might interest you

  •  James.Hiebert, D. Edmond.

The Epistle to the Hebrews, Kent Homer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“Dr. Kent’s commentary on Hebrews is an extensive work that is geared not exclusively for the student or the scholar, but the average parishioner as well. He begins each of the three sections (Doctrinal Discussion, Practical Exhortations, Personal Instructions) with the author’s own literal translation. He takes the reader well beyond the well-known “heroes of the faith” passages into a discovery of the grand argument of the book and its stirring challenge to believers.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other books on Hebrews that you might be interested in

Philippians, Colossians, Philemon (The New American Commentary), Richard Melick


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The New American Commentary is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on The New International Version; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books that you might enjoy

Pastoral Epistles, Kent Homer


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The Epistles of Paul to Timothy and Titus have gripped my interest and imagination for many years. Not only is the content rich in doctrinal and practical discussion, so pertinent to the Christian life, but the historical, geographical and personal notices also make the letters colorful and intensely human. Furthermore, these epistles are the only part of the New Testament that deal with the church problems from an administrative rather than a theological viewpoint.” -Amazon.com

Here are a few other recommended books on the Pastoral Epistles that might interest you

1 and 2 Thessalonians (Word Biblical Commentary), F.F. Bruce


Click on the title to order from Amazon; your purchase helps Maranatha. You can also click on the button to view the full Pastor’s Library

“The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.” -Amazon.com

Here are some other recommended books on 1 & 2 Thessalonians that might interest you