The Teach the Text Commentary gives pastors the best in biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from interpretation to communication of each book of Scripture. By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the general movement, concepts, and themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach.
Few commentaries help the reader move beyond study to thoughtful application, and fewer still move beyond application to teaching. That's why I am thrilled with the Teach the Text Commentary Series from Baker. Pastors and teachers are going to love this series. I highly recommend it.
George H. Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible, Union University, Jackson, TN
Pastors, communicators, and fellow Bible teachers, shove some books over and make room on your shelves. The Teach the Text Commentary Series was specifically envisioned with us in the lens and emphasizes precisely what matters most: communicating the heart of the authoritative text itself. Here is the best of biblical scholarship made accessible, applicable, and relevant to life right here on the hot pavement where we need it most.
Beth Moore, author and teacher
Most commentaries are either too technical or too light to be of much help, leaving us to wander through the text on our own. Accurately balanced between good scholarship and solid preaching perspectives, these commentaries provide an unusually deep and relevant approach to the text. If you take preaching and teaching the Word seriously you must take this series seriously as well.
Joe Stowell, President, Cornerstone University
"We live in an era that desperately needs to hear not more cheap advice about successful living but "the words of eternal life." That means burrowing deeply into Scripture--and coming out again with fresh theological and spiritual insights for living. The Teach the Text Commentary Series does that admirably. I love the way it connects text to background to theology to illustration. I can't recall any commentary series that has done all that better.
Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor, Christianity Today
In the Logos edition, these valuable volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English Bible translations, and important terms link to a wealth of other resources in your digital library, including tools for original languages, dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Mark Strauss is Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture?, The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, Mark in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series, Mark in the Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary series, and Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series.
John H. Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Chronological and Background Charts of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Literature in Its Cultural Context; Covenant: God’s Purpose, God’s Plan; The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament; and A Survey of the Old Testament.