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.
Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story:
- LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand story
- EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting
- LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students
Praise for SGBC:
"The editors and contributors set that table very well and open up the biblical story in ways that move us to act with sensitivity and understanding ... Well done."
-Daniel I. Block, Wheaton College and Graduate School
"[The] easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today."
-Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor, North Point Ministries
"Engagingly readable, it not only explores the biblical text but offers a range of applications and interesting illustrations."
-Craig S. Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary
"I love the SGBC series. It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh."
-John Ortberg, Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
"Pastors, Bible study leaders, and Christians of all types who are looking for a substantive and practical guide through the Scriptures will find these volumes helpful."
-Frank Thielman, Beeson Divinity School
"This commentary series breaks new ground ... Ideal for preaching and teaching."
-Craig Blomberg, Denver Seminary
"A perfect tool for helping every follower of Jesus to walk in the story that God is writing for them."
-Judy Douglass, Cru
About the Authors
Nijay K. Gupta (PhD, University of Durham) is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. He is the author of several academic books including 1-2 Thessalonians (ZCINT), Paul and the Language of Faith, 15 New Testament Words of Life and has published commentaries on Colossians, Philippians, and Galatians. He is co-editor of The State of New Testament Studies and the second edition of Dictionary of Paul and His Letters.
Scot McKnight is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. He is the author of more than eighty books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed as well as The King Jesus Gospel, A Fellowship of Differents, One.Life, The Blue Parakeet, and Kingdom Conspiracy. He maintains an active blog at www.christianitytoday.com/scot-mcknight. He and his wife, Kristen, live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where they enjoy long walks, gardening, and cooking.