Category: Book Review

  • Through the Bible Day by Day (F. B. Meyer)

    Through the Bible Day by Day (F. B. Meyer)A Devotional Commentaryby F. B. Meyer, B.A. There is need everywhere for the cultivation of the habit of reading some portion of God’s Word each day. Such reading should be consecutive, for only thus can continuous interest be maintained. It may also be greatly helped by an…

  • Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

    Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old TestamentJohann Carl Friedrich Keil (1807-1888) was professor of Biblical Exegesis and Oriental Languages at the University of Dorpat.Franz Delitzsch (1813-1890) was professor of Old Testament at the University of Liepzig.Published in 1866-1891; public domain.

  • The Fundamentals

    edited by RA Torrey Published in the very early 1900s, this collection of faith based essays have been a beacon of truth in the years of attacks from doubters and devils. The essays start off defending against the documentary hypothesis. This, now largely discredited belief, is that the Pentateuch was thrown together after the Babylonian…

  • Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

    From the Kindle summary: The American theologian Albert Barnes (1798-1870) was born in Rome, New York. He graduated from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1823 and was later ordained a Presbyterian minister two years later. He was the of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, NJ (1825-1830), and the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia (1830-1867). He…

  • The Pulpit Commentary

    Edited by the Very Rev. H. D. M. Spence, D.D., and by the Rev. Joseph S. Exell, M.A.One of the largest homiletical commentary sets of its kind, this work gives a verse-by-verse exposition, a translation, and historical and geographical information, followed by the homiletics section including homilies by numerous authors.Published in 1880-1897; public domain.

  • Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown’s Commentary on the Whole Bible

    This was the first real academic commentary that I used when I first started preaching. After all these years, I still regularly turn to it for background information and alternate thoughts on the scripture. JFB is a great resource for you to use in your Bible studies.

  • New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT)

    The most popular scholarly current commentary of the Bible. This is a very well written, but highly technical, current commentary of the Bible. The footnotes are exhaustive. The only two things that keep me give it my 100% full endorsement is the price and the overly academic diction. However, if you can make it past…

  • John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible

    John Gill (1697 – 1771) was a Baptist scholar and a Calvinist. His commentary is his most famous work that has stood the test of time. I use John Gill’s commentary often during my teaching although I am not a Calvinist. His research is extensive and he is faithful to the biblical text.

  • Thru the Bible: Genesis through Revelation

    As a former DJ at a Gospel radio station and radio preacher for decades, J Vernon McGee is one of my heroes in the faith. This commentary has the same tone, spirituality, and common sense in his radio program. If you want a great Bible commentary then you can get a copy on Amazon on…

  • Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem

    I had the opportunity to listen to Wayne Grudem’s six hour presentation on Christian Theology this week based on his exceptional systematic theology text which I read in seminary. I find myself agreeing with Grudem more than most theologians and appreciate the high regard he holds scripture and logic. The only things I have found…