Zach Olson

Zach Olson

Occupation Church Plant Resident and Youth Director

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Calvin, John. Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion. 2 Vols. Westminster John Knox Press, 1960.
Zach Olson Zach Olson August 23, 2022
A Christian classic that is helpful to read for any follower of Christ. Even someone staunchly against Calvin and/or Calvinists should read this to be aware of how he helped in shaping protestant theology. Calvin greatly shaped my thinking, and I hope he can be helpful to anyone.
Enns, Paul P. Moody Handbook of Theology. Moody Publishers, 1989.
Zach Olson Zach Olson August 23, 2022
Read this for an introductory doctrine/systematic theology class, and it is quite good! Not the best, but certainly up there with McGrath and Grudem.
Bruce, F. F. The Epistle to the Galatians. NIGTC. Eerdmans, 1982.
Zach Olson Zach Olson June 29, 2022
Bruce is quite balanced in his approach to Galatians. I still view Harmon's as the best, but this is a great aid.
Longenecker, Richard N. Galatians. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 1990.
Zach Olson Zach Olson June 29, 2022
I used this for my Galatians study, and it is tremendous for deep Greek study. Quite technical if someone wants that.
Goldingay, John. The Book of Lamentations. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2022.
Zach Olson Zach Olson June 28, 2022
Solid commentary on Lamentations. I used it with House's, and it was everything I needed to preach through it.
Goldingay, John. The Book of Lamentations. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2022.
Zach Olson Zach Olson June 28, 2022
John Goldingay is quite helpful. I used this alongside House's commentary, and it gave me everything I needed.
Hamilton Jr., James M. Psalms. 2 Vols. EBTC. Lexham Press, 2021.
Zach Olson Zach Olson June 28, 2022
I absolutely love this commentary on the Psalms. Hamilton provides wonderful insights while demonstrating how the book fits into Scripture as a whole.
Hamilton Jr., James M. Psalms. 2 Vols. EBTC. Lexham Press, 2021.
Zach Olson Zach Olson June 28, 2022
I absolutely love this commentary on the Psalms. Hamilton provides wonderful insights while demonstrating how the book fits into Scripture as a whole.
Hamilton Jr., James M. Psalms. 2 Vols. EBTC. Lexham Press, 2021.
Zach Olson Zach Olson June 28, 2022
Absolutely phenomenal commentary on the Psalms. Hamilton provides wonderful insights while focusing on how the book fits into Scripture as a whole.
Garrett, Duane A.; House, Paul R. Song of Songs, Lamentations. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 2004.
Zach Olson Zach Olson May 19, 2022
Easily the best commentary on Lamentations, and it seems like everyone agrees on this. Quite insightful. I have not used it for Son of Songs, but I always thoroughly enjoy Duane Garrett's work.
Ross, Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 1: 1-41. KEL. Kregel Academic, 2012.
Zach Olson Zach Olson March 15, 2022
This three-volume commentary on the Psalms is spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated the helpful insights he provides on how to exegete and exposit each Psalm.
Ross, Allen P. A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 1: 1-41. KEL. Kregel Academic, 2012.
Zach Olson Zach Olson March 15, 2022
This three-volume commentary on the Psalms is spectacular. He provides helpful insights on how to exegete and exposit each individual Psalm. I highly recommend this for the preacher and teacher.
Harmon, Matthew S. Galatians. EBTC. Lexham Press, 2021.
Zach Olson Zach Olson January 3, 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this commentary on Galatians. Harmon really brings the motifs found in Isaiah out in his commentary throughout. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to study Galatians. He even has a themes section in the book to trace how they unfold in Paul's argument.
Harmon, Matthew S. Galatians. EBTC. Lexham Press, 2021.
Zach Olson Zach Olson January 3, 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this commentary on Galatians. Harmon really brings the motifs found in Isaiah out in his commentary throughout. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to study Galatians. He even has a themes section in the book to trace how they unfold in Paul's argument.
McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction. Wiley-Blackwell, 2006.
Zach Olson Zach Olson April 20, 2021
My professor assigned this book for my Systematic Theology class, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. McGrath helps someone to digest the historical and cultural contexts for how the doctrine has developed over the previous 2000 years.
Hellerman, Joseph H. Köstenberger, Andreas J.; Yarbrough, Robert W. eds. Philippians. EGGNT. B&H Academic, 2015.
Zach Olson Zach Olson February 10, 2021
Hellerman illustrates so well Paul's letter to the Philippians. His exegesis is remarkably well done and provides so much good insight. He brings the letter alive.
Harmon, Matthew S. Philippians: A Mentor Commentary. Ment. Mentor, 2015.
Zach Olson Zach Olson February 10, 2021
This commentary was so effective for my study in Philippians. It provides wonderful pastoral insights and illuminates what Paul is saying so well. Wonderful exegesis is within this commentary.
Huey, F. B. Jeremiah, Lamentations. NAC. Broadman & Holman, 1993.
Zach Olson Zach Olson February 10, 2021
I did enjoy this commentary while going through Lamentations. I did not use it for Jeremiah, so keep that in mind for my review. It did feel a bit like Lamentations was an aside in comparison to his commentary on Jeremiah. It did raise some helpful insights and elements helpful for sermon content in Lamentations.
Garrett, Duane A.; House, Paul R. Song of Songs, Lamentations. WBC. Thomas Nelson, 2004.
Zach Olson Zach Olson February 10, 2021
I used this for class, and I found it to be quite remarkably helpful in understanding the wonderful poetry in this book. Lamentations oftentimes feels like an aside for biblical commentators, but this commentary does not do this such thing.