FOCUSed15 Christian Podcast – Season 3 – Episode 11
Though certainly not absolutely necessary for Bible study, having access to commentaries when you are studying a passage of Scripture can be super-helpful. However, if you’ve been down the commentary aisle at a bookstore, or searched Amazon for one … it can be pretty overwhelming to know which to chose. We’re here to help! Listen in to this 15 minute episode for answers to your question, “Which type of commentary should I use?!”
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT:
- How to select a commentary to match your skill level
- The importance of understanding the goals behind the publisher of every book, and who their target audience is
- Clues you can find from the back of the book that will help you know if it is a good selection for you
- How looking up theological “hot spots” can help you determine if that author is theologically sound
- The importance of asking your pastor and/or leaders in your church that you can trust for commentary
- How to think out of the box when it comes to finding help on a passage
- The best bang for your buck when it comes to investing in commentary
- Why it’s a bad idea to buy a full set of commentaries
Links below may include affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I receive a small portion of your purchase. Thanks!
- Christ Centered Expositional Commentary series – We love this series! It is geared toward the pastor BUT I (Katie) find it very readable, relatable, and helpful!
- Matthew Henry Commentary
- Chris’ Sermons
- The Village Church Sermons
- Desiring God Sermons
- The Girlfriend’s Guide to the Bible Series – Stacey Thacker
- New American Commentary Series
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:
- ESV Study Bible A great resource for any book of the Bible. Includes all the basic info you would need to know about a book (author, audience, aim) and more.
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