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Kress Biblical Studies Collection (8 vols.)
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The 8-volume Kress Biblical Studies Collection contains books which address a diversity of topics—yet these titles are singularly united in their commitment to the primacy of Scripture. Widely endorsed by pastors and scholars such as John MacArthur, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Cyril J. Barber, and Norman Geisler, the volumes in the Kress Biblical Studies Collection are practical, and stem from the conviction that Scripture is uniquely suited for speaking to the issues the church faces today. This collection contains commentaries and expositions of Scripture on both the Old and New Testament, along with Jim Rosscup’s comprehensive bibliography of Bible commentaries. Additionally, the books in this collection explore—from the perspective of Scripture—important topics in the contemporary church, such as God’s plan for the nation of Israel.

What’s more, with the Logos edition, these volumes from Kress Christian Publications give you instant access to Scripture texts, and give you all the tools you need to dig deep into Scripture. Hovering over Scripture references displays the texts instantly, and with passage guides, word studies, and a wealth of resources in your digital library, you can get into God’s word like never before! These volumes are perfectly suited for pastors, students, and laypersons seeking to explore the Bible on a deeper level.

Key Features

  • Study guides and questions to focus your exploration of Scripture
  • Expositional commentaries in easy-to-understand language

Individual Titles

The Biblical Pattern for Divine Healing

  • Author: Richard L. Mayhue
  • Pages: 20

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

The thrust this study is not whether God can or cannot heal. He can! He does! At times, God acts in ways that only his direct intervention is an adequate explanation for physical healing. Healing by God’s direct intervention is not always instantaneous, nor complete. God’s touch is not brought about by any demand, gimmick, method, or plea from a would-be healing. It is God’s response to the earnest prayer of believers. This concise study examines the full range of biblical material to determine the pattern of God’s healing act.

Richard L. Mayhue is the Senior Vice President and Dean of The Master’s Seminary.

Snatched Before the Storm: A Case for Pretribulationism

  • Author: Richard L. Mayhue
  • Pages: 19

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

This booklet is ideal for the pastor teaching a class or preparing a sermon on the rapture of the church. It will also prove helpful for anyone seeking a concise, yet clear, explanation of pretribulationism.

Richard L. Mayhue is the Senior Vice President and Dean of The Master’s Seminary.

Christian Living Beyond Belief: Biblical Principles for the Life of Faith

  • Author: Cliff McManis
  • Publisher: Kress Publications
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 224

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

Individual Christian growth comes through the life-long, consistent practice of the spiritual disciplines. The spiritual disciplines are simply prioritized virtues for daily living. These virtues are clearly taught in the Bible, were modeled perfectly by Christ, were preached by the first Apostles, and were implemented in the early church. And it is through these disciplines that Jesus will continue to build his church, one believer at a time.

If your desire is to grow as a believer, mature in the faith, please Christ, have the fullness of the Christian life, and walk confidently in the will of God, then this study is for you. There are many books on Christian growth. Some are great and some not so great. To add to this growing canon of literature, Cliff McManis offers this book as a fresh study. This book is designed to be a tool, and its chapters are the byproduct of more than fifteen years of Bible teaching, counseling, and ministry.

Pastor McManis offers keen and credible biblical teaching on the character of true spiritual growth and Christian discipleship. This book is filled with biblical insight and will help Christians to understand how they can glorify God and experience his blessings in their own lives and in their churches.

—R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

In contrast to the claims of the church growth movement, Cliff McManis demonstrates that real corporate growth must be measured in terms of individual spiritual growth. Cliff’s approach is straightforward and biblical, and serves as a helpful resource for churches that want to grow the right way—with depth not just breadth.

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church

Any believer will greatly benefit from this book on the basic disciplines of the Christian life.

Norman Geisler, Dean, Southern Evangelical Seminary

Cliff McManis (M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.) is an ordained pastor, Bible teacher, theologian and biblical counselor. He resides with his wife, Debbie, and their four children in Sunnyvale, California.

Commentaries for Biblical Expositors

  • Author: Jim Rosscup
  • Publisher: Kress Publications
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 351

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

Anyone who is committed to the exposition of Scripture knows the tremendous challenge of the study: the need to reconstruct the historic setting, deal with the language, maintain a consistent theological relationship with the rest of Scripture, unravel the difficult and obscure portions and make all of that study produce a work that is both profound and practical.

This annotated bibliography is so foundational and so necessary that no student of Scripture who intends to exposit it accurately and effectively should select commentaries until first spending time with Commentaries for Bible Expositors.

What is unique about Commentaries for Biblical Expositors is the division of this massive number of commentaries into three rating systems, placed conveniently at the beginning of the book. Serious students will appreciate the rather extensive annotations.

Walter Kaiser, Jr., Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics President, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Dr. Rosscup has condensed a lifetime of personal research into these pages. His comments are judicious and his recommendations reliable . . . I commend this work to the present generation of pastors, as well as to those who are 'ministers-in-the-making.'

Cyril J. Barber

Dr. Rosscup unlocks an unprecedented treasure. His compilation, annotation and evaluation of more than 1,000 commentaries will show the best of the best, both old and new. His lifetime investment will produce incalculably rich dividends in our future expositions. His revised edition looks at more than 300 additional commentaries.

—Richard Mayhue, Vice President and Dean, The Master’s Seminary

Jim Rosscup (Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., in New Testament from King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) has been on the faculty of The Master’s Seminary since 1987. He formerly served as chairman of the department of Bible Exposition at Talbot Theological Seminary from 1965 to 1987. He is the author of the 5-volume Exposition on Prayer in the Bible.

God in Everyday Life: The Book of Ruth for Expositors and Biblical Counselors

  • Authors: Brad Brandt and Eric Kress
  • Publisher: Kress Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 187

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God in Everyday Life: The Book of Ruth for Expositors and Biblical Counselors speaks to people with whom we live and minister today. This expositional commentary on the book of Ruth is a joint effort between Brad Brandt and Rick Kress, whose pastoral experience and deep appreciation for the words of Scripture make this commentary well-suited for both biblical study and pastoral ministry.

This book is an attempt to combine the various elements and styles of different types of study aids into one resource in order to facilitate the biblical exposition and application of the book of Ruth. This volume is not a detailed exegetical work, but rather an expositional commentary, an expository sermon, and a collection of tools to help apply the biblical text.

The book of Ruth follows upon the dark chapters of Judges like the rising sun. And the Moabites’ radiant example shines ever bright today. How grateful I am that Rick Kress’s searching and expositions have been coupled with trenchant analysis and wisdom of Brad Brandt. God in Everyday Life will grace the church both in the pulpit and personal use.

R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church in Wheaton

You will find this practical commentary provides a faithful synthesis of the original text and concrete theological application that will be an asset to every Christian and pastor. While highlighting the broader theological significance, the authors have captured the essence of the book of Ruth so well that it will become a favorite among pastoral counselors.

—John D. Street, Chair, MABC Graduate Program, The Master’s College and Seminary

Brad and Rick give you a ‘2-for-1’ bargain. These two pastors complement each other as they give interpretation, presentation, and practical application. Highly recommended for pastors, counselors, and serious Bible students.

—Robert Gromacki, Distinguished Professor of Bible and Greek, Cedarville University


This book is an attempt to combine the various elements and styles of different types of study aids into one resource in order to facilitate the biblical exposition and application of the book of Ruth. This volume is not a detailed exegetical work, but rather an expositional commentary, an expository sermon, and a collection of tools to help apply the biblical text.


God’s Plan for Israel

  • Author: Steven A. Kreloff
  • Publisher: Kress Publications
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 112

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The title of this book states that its subject matter is God’s plan for Israel. However, that’s only part of the story. More specifically, this book is about the righteousness of God in his dealings with the Jewish people. While books abound concerning Israel and prophecy, authors seldom write about God’s faithfulness in relation to the children of Jacob. This volume endeavors to present an exposition of Paul’s teaching in Romans 9–11 regarding the integrity of God in his dealings with Israel.

In a day when there is a drift from traditional dispensationalism toward covenant theology, Steven Kreloff’s book God’s Plan for Israel appears as a breath of fresh air. His lucid treatment of Romans 9–11 is an excellent exposition of Israel’s past, present, and future.

I always enjoy Steve Kreloff’s biblical expositions because of the clarity with which he distills the meaning of every text. Steve’s natural passion for Israel and the special relevance of Romans 9–11 to that subject gives this volume an energy level that is contagious.

—Phil Johnson, Executive Director, Grace to You

This very readable, clear exposition of Romans 9–11 is highly recommended.

—Robert Gromacki, Distinguished Professor of Bible and Greek, Cedarville University

Steve Kreloff has written a remarkably insightful and helpful study of Israel’s future.

Paul Enns, Director and Professor of the Tampa Extension of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Steve Kreloff is a Jewish Christian who received Jesus as his Messiah and Lord while a student at the University of South Florida. He is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute and Tampa Bay Theological Seminary. Since 1981 he has been the Pastor and Teacher at Lakeside Community Chapel in Clearwater, Florida. Steve can be heard on the radio program, Verse-by-Verse Radio.

Meeting God Behind Enemy Lines

  • Author: Steve Watkins
  • Publisher: Kress Publications
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 176

This autobiography details the intense training of a United States Navy SEAL, and the events that culminated in his coming to faith in Jesus Christ. Included are stories of sniper training, “Hell week”, covert operations and training, including Operation Michael Jordan and Desert Storm. Appendices include: “From SEAL Team to Seminary” and “God’s Plan of Salvation”.

Steve Watkins, member of the elite covert commandos that worked behind enemy lines in the first Gulf War, tells his remarkable story in such a way that the reader can’t put it down. But the inside story is even more compelling as Steve records how he came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in the midst of his military service. It’s my privilege to know him and his devotion to Christ, and his faithfulness in ministry.

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church

Steve Watkins (M.Div., The Master’s Seminary) currently serves as Senior Pastor at Kenton Baptist Church in Kenton, KY.

Notes for the Study and Exposition of 1st John

  • Author: Eric E. Kress
  • Publisher: Kress Publications
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 160

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Notes for the Study and Exposition of 1st John is a book that is just that—reference notes that have been divided into sermon-sized pieces to facilitate preaching, teaching and studying through the epistle of 1 John. This book is not designed as a flowing commentary to be read from cover to cover by itself. It should be used with an open Bible and in conjunction with other study aids.

It is not a collection of sermons, but it is meant to encourage expository teaching through the epistle. It is not fully an exegetical commentary, but it has important clues for expositors to accurately get at the meaning and appropriately apply 1 John. It is not a teacher's quarterly, but it will help one to teach through the epistle in a class or small group setting.

The notes are meant to give lexical, grammatical and theological insights into the text of 1st John. The outline is designed to expose the epistle's flow of thought in a form that can be easily communicated and understood, and it may be used in its entirety, modified or simply set aside at the user’s discretion. An appendix is included to facilitate individual or small group study.

I have found this treatment of 1 John very helpful in my own preparation. It is concise, well-outlined, and detailed enough in the text to get at the right interpretation.

John MacArthur, Pastor and Teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

Eric Kress is a graduate of The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California and is currently the pastor of Grace Community Bible Church in Tomball, Texas.

Product Details

  • Title: Kress Biblical Studies Collection
  • Publisher: Kress Christian Publications
  • Volumes: 8
  • Pages: 1,249