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. In other words, 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 us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into a modern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.
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What keeps this from a 5 star is chapter access; I did not find it fast to get to individual chapters, it seems you must go through every page of every chapter to arrive for example to a text or reference in Ch 4 concerning the woman at the well. You must page through every page of every chapter to get there, no quick search to chapter 4, say you want Ch 15, sliding ever page takes time and other digital books and references provide quicker access. Why?