Psalm 121 Commentary: Where Does Our Help Come From?

Jeremy Bouma on 5 months ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

9780310206705When your world turns dark and your journey turns rugged, where do you turn for help? What is your source for the confidence you need to face the headwinds of life?

Psalm 121 encourages us in such times. It reminds us where our help comes from and infuses us with confidence: “My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” W. Dennis Tucker Jr. unpacks the true depths of this message by offering sound exegesis and application of the psalm in the new commentary Psalms, Volume 2 (NIV Application Commentary), co-authored by Tucker (who covers Psalms 107-150) and Jamie A. Grant (Psalms 73-106).

This Psalms commentary from the NIV Application Commentary Series will help you learn how…

Read more

Psalm 100 Commentary: Seven Commands and Two Motivations of Our Praise

Jeremy Bouma on 6 months ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

Shout. Worship. Come. Know.

Enter. Give thanks. Praise him.

9780310206705These seven commands form the backbone of one of the most instructive psalms on giving grateful praise to the Lord: Psalm 100. W. Dennis Tucker and Jamie A. Grant provide insight into this psalm’s meaning and composition in their new commentary Psalms, Volume 2 (NIV Application Commentary). 

This Psalms commentary, which is part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of the Psalms can have the same powerful impact today that it did when they were first written. This commentary helps you achieve both halves of the interpretive task—understanding the Bible’s original message and applying it powerfully today. 

A good place to start is Tucker and Grant’s observation that Psalm…

Read more

Psalm 139 Commentary: God’s Pervasive Presence, Intimate Knowledge, and Faithful Comfort

Jeremy Bouma on 6 months ago. Tagged under ,,,,,.

Psalm 139 is one of the more well-known and well-beloved psalms—and for good reason. This psalm speaks of the pervasive presence of God, and his intimate knowledge of us, which offer us an outsized measure of hope and comfort in the face of adversity and trial. But what does the psalm mean and how are its four poetic movements connected?

Psalms Volume 2: NIV Application CommentaryW. Dennis Tucker and Jamie A. Grant provide insight into the meaning and composition of this magisterial psalm in their new commentary Psalms, Volume 2 (NIV Application Commentary). This Psalms commentary, which is part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of the Psalms can have the same powerful impact today that it…

Read more

NIV Application Commentary Sale: $4.99 eBooks for a Short Time

ZA Blog on 1 year ago. Tagged under ,.


Save up to 83% on NIV Application Commentary eBooks right now: See the deals.

About NIV Application commentaries

nivac-romans-coverSome Bible commentaries take you on a one-way trip to the world of the Bible, and then leave you there…putting the work of applying those lessons completely on you.

NIV Application Commentaries are different because they help you complete the interpretive task. You will understand the Bible’s ancient message, but you will also see how that message speaks with authority and power, today, in your own context.

You’ll grow in your teaching, preaching, study, and personal Bible reading—because the NIV Application Commentaries help you get the full job done.


Read more

eBook Sale: NIV Application Commentaries Just $4.99

ZA Blog on 2 years ago. Tagged under ,.

Each eBook in the NIV Application Commentary series is just $4.99 for a limited time! These eBooks will help you understand the Bible’s ancient message and how it speaks today. See the Deals


These resources feature top-notch scholarship from leading experts, including these classic volumes and more:

Genesis and Job by John H. Walton Romans and 2 Peter, Jude by Douglas J. Moo Galatians and 1 Peter by Scot McKnight Daniel by Tremper Longman III Luke by Darrell L. Bock 1 Corinthians by Craig L. Blomberg Esther by Karen H. Jobes Deuteronomy by Daniel I. Block More

Browse the Deals Now


This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible’s timeless…

Read more

eBook Sale: NIV Application Commentaries Just $4.99

ZA Blog on 3 years ago. Tagged under ,,,.


Discover the Bible through this commentary series that helps with both halves of the interpretive task – bringing an ancient message into a modern context – explaining not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

All NIV Application Commentary Volumes are Just $4.99

For the first time we have combined the eBooks into bundles.

Save even more by getting these bundles that make it easier (and cheaper) than ever to complete your collection!

NIVAC Bundle Pentateuch | Sale: $17.99 (value: $89.99) Historical Books | Sale: $24.99 (value: $113.99) Wisdom Books | Sale: $17.99 (value: $83.99) Major Prophets | Sale: $17.99 (value: $65.99) Minor Prophets | Sale: $17.99 (value: $57.99) Gospels, Acts | Sale: $19.99 (value: $100.99) Pauline Epistles | Sale: $34.99 (value: $112.99)…

Read more

NIVAC Software Super Sale — Just $7.99 for Each NIV Application Commentary

ZA Blog on 3 years ago. Tagged under ,,.

Sale on NIV Application Commentaries

UPDATE: We re-launched this sale for January 1-14, 2016. Starting on January 1, learn more here.

We have good news: Each NIV Application Commentary is just $7.99!

For a brief time all 42 NIVAC volumes are just 8 dollars apiece at the online stores of Logos, Accordance, WORDsearch, and Olive Tree. That means you save an average of 65% off the original price.

Act fast, because this sale ends May 9, 2015! Here are the deals:

Buy from Logos

Buy from Accordance

Buy from Olive Tree

Buy from WORDsearch

Learn from word-class scholars with NIVAC commentaries:

John H. Walton on Genesis and Job Scot McKnight on Galatians and 1 Peter Tremper Longman III on Daniel Darrell Bock on Luke Daniel I. Block on Deuteronomy Craig L. Blomberg on 1 Corinthians…

Read more

Limited-Time Sale: Every NIVAC eBook Just $4.99

Jeremy Bouma on 4 years ago. Tagged under ,,.


Yes, you read that right: Every single NIV Application Commentary eBook is just $4.99 apiece — which makes this the perfect time to add to or complete your collection here.

There’s more: Now for the first time every NIVAC book in print is also available in eBook format! These five titles have just become available: Exodus1 & 2 Samuel, Psalms vol. 1, Proverbs, and 2 Corinthians.

Also, some of our readers may remember that our earliest NIVAC volumes had a very basic tables of content. Here’s more good news: we’ve updated the older volumes to feature the newer, more helpful tables of contents. The new format looks like this:


If you’ve been looking for a resource to show you how to bring the ancient message of Scripture into our…

Read more

Deuteronomy: A Theological Manifesto Like the Gospel of John

Jeremy Bouma on 5 years ago. Tagged under ,,,,.

Maybe it's because I'm a green preacher and haven't taught on the Old Testament often, but applying Deuteronomy to 21st century living is a head scratcher. Yet Daniel Block's commentary on Deuteronomy (NIVAC) manages to do just that, apply it to everyday life in a way that stays true to the book's original purpose.

And the way he does that is by insisting that the book of Deuteronomy is a theological manifesto on par with the gospel of John.

A theological manifesto? And in comparison with John's gospel? An interesting comparison, I know, but one that's helped me better understand the purpose and scope of Deuteronomy. And one that will surely help me preach it far better than I have in the past.

Here is how Block explains his comparison:

Read more

NIV Application Commentaries: Get the Scoop on the Table of Contents in These eBooks

ZA Blog on 5 years ago. Tagged under ,.


You may have heard about the sale on NIV Application Commentary eBooks. (Get each NIVAC eBook for only $4.99! Sale ends Monday, May 13, 2013).

The sale has raised some questions about the tables of contents. How is the table of contents formatted in the NIVAC eBooks? There are two formats:

  1. In newer NIVAC eBooks, the table of contents links to each unit within the commentary section.
  2. Some of the older eBooks include an abridged table of contents, featuring one main link to the eBook's commentary section.

To help you know which eBooks feature what, we've compiled this list. We hope it's helpful!


Read more