The book of Revelation can be intimidating to encounter and daunting to apply. Yet in his volume on Revelation, Craig S. Keener reveals the transitions, the structure, and the benefits of learning to read the Bible in context. He helps readers understand apocalyptic literature not only for its own sake, but also for the benefit of the church and for practical application in the lives of ordinary Christians.
“Jesus is inviting the Laodicean Christians to realize how they have shut him out of their lives with their own self-sufficiency.” (Page 161)
“The removal of its lampstand from before Christ means that it will cease to exist as a church—whatever else, if anything, it may continue to be.” (Page 107)
“For the church in Ephesus, ‘overcoming’ or ‘conquering’ (2:7) requires more than the vigilance of theological watchmen; it requires the internal unity of love.” (Page 107)
“Jesus Christ is the author, not merely the subject; he revealed his message through his angel to John.” (Page 54)
“We overcome not by returning hostility but by laying down our lives in the confidence that God will vindicate us.” (Page 117)
The NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC) series shows you how to bring the Word’s ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains what the Bible meant and how it speaks so powerfully today. It treats all the elements of traditional exegesis, and its authors bridge the gap between the Bible’s world and the world of today, between the original context and the contemporary context by focusing on both the timely and the timeless aspects of the text.
The NIV Application Commentary discusses the Bible in a way that engages contemporary life and culture. 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. The tools, ideas, and insights contained in this bundle will help you communicate God’s Word and understand the Bible in the context of contemporary culture. The exegetical, literary, and grammatical summaries will benefit anyone wanting to dig deeper into God’s Word.
This is the pulpit commentary for the twenty-first century.
—George K. Brushaber, president, Bethel College and Seminary
The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the evangelical community.
—James Kennedy, senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.
—Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta
The Logos edition of Revelation equips you for better study with cutting-edge functionality and features. Logos Bible Software gives you the tools you need to use your digital library effectively and efficiently, searching for verses, finding Scripture references and citations instantly, and performing word studies. Additionally, important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, theology texts, and other resources in your library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. With most Logos resources, you can 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.