Friday, June 13, 2014

My Commentary is Available for Pre-order on Amazon

I am pleased that a project I completed recently is moving through  the publication channels quickly. My  commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians is scheduled to be released on October 7th, but it can be pre-ordered now  through Amazon for $20.99.

The commentary is part of the Story of God commentary series edited by Scot McKnight. This is the first commentary I have written and I am pleased that it was on these two epistles since they are the first two NT books I translated from Greek.

I found the exercise of writing this commentary both challenging and refreshing. Since the target audience is those in ministry and believers who want to study the Bible more in depth, it was a challenge to communicate important information about these letters to a non-specialist readership. At the same time, I found writing the application sections (the "Live the Story" sections) refreshing as I considered how these ancient texts can and still should be applied in our 21st century setting.

Below is a blurb describing the series and a short video. I look forward to hearing  what you think of this new series and my work in particular.

A new commentary for today’s world, the Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike.