in NIV Application Commentary

by Daniel I. Block

4.75 Rank Score: 5.21 from 4 reviews, 1 featured collections, and 10 user libraries
Pages 880
Publisher Zondervan
Published 8/21/2012
ISBN-13 9780310210481
Arranged as a series of sermons, the book of Deuteronomy represents the final major segment of the biography of Moses. The sermons review events described in earlier books and challenges Israel to faithful living in the future. The theological significance of Deuteronomy cannot be overestimated. Few books in the Bible proclaim such a relevant word of grace and gospel to the church today. At its heart, Deuteronomy records the covenantal relationship between God and his people. God graciously has chosen Israel as his covenant partner and has demonstrated his covenantal commitment to them. Moses challenges the Israelites to respond by declaring that Yahweh alone is their God and by demonstrating unwavering loyalty and total love for him through obedience. Daniel Block highlights the unity between the God depicted in Deuteronomy and Jesus Christ. Christians who understand the covenantal character of God and who live under the grace of Christ will resist the temptation to retreat into interior and subjective understandings of the life of faith so common in Western Christianity.


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Reverent, careful, fresh, and stimulating. Block is perhaps the foremost voice on Deuteronomy, and though he tends to flatten the distinctions between the Old and New Covenants, readers will benefit from his engaging style. Block discusses the original context of Deuteronomy with clarity, and he underscores the importance of this book for the Christian life today. This will resonate with local church congregations. [Full Review]
G Ware G Ware September 9, 2015
Good for what it is. It's by no means comprehensive (the NIVAC series is of course not meant to be) but worth having for preachers and bible study or Sunday School teachers. Hits the important points but gives no linguistic or textual criticism detail. It does what it's supposed to do.
John Glynn John Glynn September 20, 2008