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The Story of God Bible Commentary Series (7 vols.)
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Overview

Offering a new type of application commentary for today’s context, the Story of God Bible Commentary series explains and illuminates Scripture as God’s story. Each biblical text is treated as though it were embedded in its canonical and historical setting to discern how to live out the story faithfully and creatively in the twenty-first century.

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Key Features

  • Emphasizes the historical distance between the Bible and contemporary culture
  • Encourages discussion of how the Bible’s story can be lived today
  • Examines each book in the context of God’s story

Praise for the Series

The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God’s grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today.

—Andy Stanley, founder, North Point Ministries

Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act.

—Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh.

—John Ortberg, author, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

This commentary breaks new ground.

—Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary

Product Details

Individual Titles

Genesis

  • Author: Tremper Longman III
  • Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 624

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Daniel

  • Author: Wendy Widder
  • Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 288

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Wendy Widder is an author, teacher, and scholar with a passion for helping people understand the Bible better. She has a PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of the Free State and is the author of two books for single adults, a book for Christian school teachers (coauthored with her father), a study of what “teaching” means in the Old Testament, and two forthcoming commentaries on Daniel (The Story of God Bible Commentary and the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament). She previously worked at Faithlife Corporation, where she helped author half a dozen books for Lexham Press, the publishing arm of Faithlife.

Sermon on the Mount

  • Author: Scot McKnight
  • Editors: Scot McKnight and Tremper Longman III
  • Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 320

Emphasizing the historical distance between the New Testament and our contemporary culture, The Sermon on the Mount by Scot McKnight, part of the new The Story of God Bible Commentary series, offers helpful contextual insights for those seeking to discern how to live out the Bible in today’s world. Perfect for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and lay people alike, this highly anticipated series provides a clear and compelling exposition of the text in the context of the Bible’s overarching story. The authors move away from “application” language, which has been criticized as being too simplistic, encouraging instead a wider perspective and discussion of how the biblical story can be lived today.

Scot McKnight is currently a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He earned a BA degree from Grand Rapids Baptist College (now Cornerstone University), an MA degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham.

McKnight is a member of the Society Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies. He has written and edited many award-winning books. He has over 25 books to his name, including Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, the volumes on Galatians and 1 Peter in the NIV Application Commentary, and A New Vision for Israel: The Teaching of Jesus in National Context. He was also a speaker at the Pastorum Live 2012 Conference.

Romans

  • Author: Michael F. Bird
  • Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 608

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Michael F. Bird (PhD, University of Queensland) is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne College of Mission and Ministry in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission; The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification, and the New Perspective; Evangelical Theology; Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts: A Moderate Case for Gender Equality in Ministry and editor of The Apostle Paul: Four Views.

Ephesians

  • Author: Mark D. Roberts
  • Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 304

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Mark D. Roberts (PhD, Harvard University) is Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. Previously, he was Senior Director of Laity Lodge and Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Southern California. He studied at Harvard University, where he received a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins. He has written several books, including his most recent: Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2007).

Philippians

  • Author: Lynn H. Cohick
  • Editors: Scot McKnight and Tremper Longman III
  • Series: Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 304

Philippians provides pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and lay people a clear and compelling exposition of the text in the context of the Bible’s overarching story—God’s Story. The authors move away from “application” language, which has been criticized as being too simplistic, instead encouraging discussion of how Philippians and the Bible can be lived today.

Lynn H. Cohick received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is an associate professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School. She is the author of several books, and she often writes on early Jewish/Christian relations and women in Early Judaism and earliest Christianity. She was also a speaker at the Pastorum Live 2013 conference.

1 & 2 Thessalonians

  • Author: John Byron
  • Editors: Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight
  • Series: The Story of God Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 368

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A new commentary for today’s world, The Story of God Bible Commentary series explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. John Byron’s commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians offers a clear and compelling exposition of Paul’s letters, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. This story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike.

John Byron is assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary. He is the author of Cain and Abel in Text and Tradition, Recent Research on Paul and Slavery and Slavery Metaphors in Early Judaism.

About the Editors

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and the chair of the Religious Studies department at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he lives with his wife, Alice. He is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Scot McKnight (PhD, Nottingham) is the Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed as well as The King Jesus Gospel, A Fellowship of Differents, One.Life, The Blue Parakeet, and Kingdom Conspiracy.