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Opening the Scriptures Commentary Series Upgrade (2 vols.)
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Opening the Scriptures Commentary Series Upgrade (2 vols.)

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Christian's Library Press 2014–2015

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Overview

The Opening the Scriptures series provides everyday church members with accessible primers, helping them grasp the primary themes and messages of biblical books. Neither dry, technical commentaries nor simply repackaged sermons, these are clear, vivid portrayals of God’s truth and its application to the Christian life.

The series follows the four main sectional divisions of Scripture: the Torah, the prophetic books, the Psalms and wisdom books, and the New Testament. The authors of Opening the Scriptures show that the Bible is the book of God’s covenant with his people.

This upgrade features commentaries on Psalms and Matthew from Frans Van Deursen and Cornelius Vonk—two Dutch Reformed pastors who combined clear exposition of the Scripture with straight-forward, spiritual application.

In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. 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.

Be sure to pick up the other volumes in the Opening the Scriptures commentary series.

Key Features

  • Provides accessible primers to biblical books
  • Combines clear exposition with practical applications
  • Features the insights of two Dutch Reformed pastors

Praise for the Print Edition

Opening the Scriptures is a series that draws on the rich redemptive-historical tradition with roots in the Netherlands, and will fill a real need and be of great benefit to the non-educated and educated alike.

Michael Goheen, Jake and Betsy Tuls Chair of Missiology, Calvin Theological Seminary

The series is written with the people of God in mind rather than the scholars. Pastors will do well to read it, because it will help them engage with God's Word as well as with God's people. I heartily endorse the series.

Willem A. VanGemeren, professor of Old Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Product Details

Individual Titles

Opening the Scriptures: Psalms I

  • Author: Frans van Deursen
  • Translator: Nelson D. Kloosterman
  • Series: Opening the Scriptures Commentary Series
  • Publisher: Christian’s Library Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 467

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

In part one of this introduction to the book of Psalms, Frans van Deursen explains the composition, cultural context, and content of the oldest songbook and prayer book that God’s people possess. Working systematically through key, representative Psalms, van Deursen explores the books many literary genres and themes.

Frans van Deursen (b. 1931) is a minister in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated).

Opening the Scriptures: Matthew

  • Author: Cornelis Vonk
  • Series: Opening the Scriptures Commentary Series
  • Publisher: Christian’s Library Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Pages: 342

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

In this introduction to the book of Matthew, Dutch Reformed pastor Cornelius Vonk sets up the historical and literary context of the Gospel and traces its theological themes.

Cornelis Vonk (1904–1993) was a Reformed preacher and pastor in the Netherlands during the twentieth century. He is the author of Living and Dying in Joy: A Devotional Guide to the Heidelberg Catechism, Opening the Scriptures: Genesis, and Opening the Scriptures: Exodus.