Ordained Pastor with the Assemblies of God; Education: D.Min in Progress, M.A., B.A.
Education D.Min in Progress, M.A., B.A.
James. UBNT. Hendrickson, 1989.
Good basic commentary, especially if you are preaching through the book of James. Well worth the money to purchase
“Song of Songs” in Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. EBC. Zondervan, 1991.
Good commentary, Kinlaw does a fine job with the Song of Songs. He admits at certain point there are not always clear cut answers, such as the meaning of the "Shulammite" in chapter 6. Even so his exposition is well thought out.
“Matthew” in Matthew, Mark, Luke. EBC. Zondervan, 1984.
Carson once again has written one of the best commentaries on a particular book of the Bible. Clear, easy to read, great pastoral resource Carson's commentary on Matthew, maybe the best out of the Expositor's series. I would even say that his commentary on Matthew is on par with his Pillar commentary on John. With that said, I wish there had been a little more detail in certain areas, though he does deal with the many textual difficulties in Matthew in detail. Some of the theological debates that pop up he may not go into as much detail as I would have liked, Matthew 3:13-17 for example, the Baptism of Christ. All that being said though, one of the best out there on Matthew, especially for a pastor.
“Proverbs” in Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. EBC. Zondervan, 1991.
A very good commentary with solid exposition. Ross answers most of the difficulties, especially the difficult phrases within the book of Proverbs, in a thoughtful manner. The introduction is a little lean, but overall the commentary is very helpful.
Jeremiah and Lamentations. TOTC. InterVarsity Press, 1981.
A good brief commentary on Jeremiah & Lamentations. Not as technical as others, but direct and to the point, while supplying most of the pertinent information needed.
1 and 2 Timothy, Titus. UBNT. Hendrickson, 1988.
Fee does an excellent job explaining the Pastoral Epistles in his commentary. He deals with all the pertinent issues in an intelligent and concise manner.
Daniel: The Key to Prophetic Revelation. Moody, 1989.
Great commentary on Daniel. Futurist interpretation, but Walvoord touches on other viewpoints. It is a smaller commentary, and does not go in great depth on every issue. It is perfect though for a pastors library, easy to read, and makes its case well.
Genesis. NIVAC. Zondervan, 2001.
A very good commentary. Walton gives excellent background and foundation going in, and the commentary is quite solid and mostly Evangelical throughout. I am not keen on the format of the NIVAC's, and Walton a few times seems to jump over or only slightly touch on some passages. Overall though, one of the better commentaries on Genesis.
The Gospel according to John. PNTC. Eerdmans, 1990.
Excellent commentary, I just finished going through it while reading the Gospel of John. Probably the best commentary I have read on this Gospel. There was a handful of passages I would have liked more depth on or dealt with differently, but overall a great resource.