The Bible Speaks Today commentary series has been published by IVP Academic since 1968 when Anglican scholar and evangelical leader, John Stott (d. 2011), published the first volume, The Message to the Galatians. Since that time, Bible Speaks Today commentaries have been a favorite of pastors and laypeople because of their expositional nature (many volumes read like sermons or devotionals), their easy-to-use format, and their affordability. Theologically, the series is broadly evangelical.
The Bible Speaks Today series is complete as of 2015, covering all 66 biblical books. Stott edited the series along with Irish biblical scholar J.A. Motyer (d. 2016). 
Stott explained that The Bible Speaks Today series has three purposes:
- (1) To expound the biblical text with accuracy. The Bible Speaks Today commentaries address the text passage-by-passage, yet most sections involve discussion of individual verses and even single words when they are important to understand the meaning of the text.
- (2) To relate it to contemporary life. Volumes in the BST series value application suggestions and devotional insights. Many writers, such as Stott, are highly quotable making volumes in this series great for preachers and Bible study leaders.
- (3) To be readable. BST commentaries are not technical; meaning, writers seldom include in-depth discussion on the details of the original languages of Scripture. Furthermore, authors do not prioritize interacting with current biblical scholarship. 
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Bible Speaks Today: Reviews
Stott wrote some of the most well-reviewed volumes in the series such as the Acts commentary, the Romans commentary, and the Ephesians commentary. Motyer also contributed to the series, writing the highly-praised Exodus commentary and Philippians commentary.
In 2014, during a question-and-answer on Twitter, former founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Tim Keller, said the Bible Speaks Today was one of his favorite commentaries series. 
The Message of Acts (link below) was recipient of the 1991 Christianity Today Readers’ Choice Award. 
The Message of Romans (link below) was one of Christianity Today’s 1995 Books of the Year. 
Bible Speaks Today Interview on Best Bible Commentaries
I am pleased to have conducted a question-and-answer on the Malachi volume in The Bible Speaks Today series with author Peter Adam. Here is a preview:
“I often assess how much God loves me by how happy I am, how well my life is going, how well my ministry is going. Many others do the same. We are on the happiness marathon, not the holiness marathon. But the convincing, eternal, and permanently powerful proof of God’s love is the death of his Son in our place, to save us from wrath and judgement. Amazing love!”
Adam’s work as been well-reviewed. In Bible Study Magazine, Jason Brueckner wrote: “Adam continually points us toward the saving work of Christ while reminding us of them. The Message of Malachi will prove a valuable resource for those who desire to preach from Malachi or simply understand it better.”
Please see the entire Peter Adam interview.
Volumes in the Bible Speaks Today Commentary Series
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New Testament Volumes
The Message of Matthew – Michael Green | Published: 2001
The Message of the Sermon on the Mount – John Stott | Published: 1985
The Message of Mark – Donald English | Published: 1992
The Message of John – Bruce Milne | Published: 1993
The Message of Acts – John Stott | Published: 1994
The Message of Romans – John Stott | Published: 2001
The Message of 1 Corinthians – David Prior | Published: 1985
The Message of 2 Corinthians – Paul W. Barnett | Published: 1988
The Message of Galatians – John Stott | Published: 1984
The Message of Philippians – J. Alec Motyer | Published: 1984
The Message of Colossians and Philemon – R.C. Lucas | Published: 1984
The Message of 1 and 2 Thessalonians – John Stott | Published: 1994
The Message of 1 Timothy and Titus – John Stott | Published: 2001
The Message of 2 Timothy – John Stott | Published: 1984
The Message of Hebrews – Raymond Brown | Published: 1984
The Message of James – J. Alec Motyer | Published: 1985
The Message of 1 Peter – Edmund P. Clowney | Published: 1989
The Message of 2 Peter and Jude – R.C. Lucas and Christopher Green | Published: 1995
The Message of John’s Letters – David Jackman | Published: 1988
The Message of Revelation – Michael Wilcock | Published: 1984
New Testament Volumes
The Message of Genesis 1–11: David J. Atkinson | Published: 1990
The Message of Genesis 12–50: Joyce G. Baldwin | Published: 1986
The Message of Exodus: J.A. Motyer | Published: 2005
The Message of Deuteronomy: Raymond Brown | Published: 1993
The Message of Joshua – David G. Firth | Published: 2015
The Message of Judges: Grace Abounding – Michael Wilcock | Published: 1993
The Message of Ruth – David J. Atkinson | Published: 1985
The Message of Samuel – Mary J. Evans | Published: 2004
The Message of Kings – John W. Olley | Published: 2011
The Message of Chronicles – Michael Wilcock | Published: 1987
The Message of Ezra and Haggai – Robert Fyall | Published: 2010
The Message of Nehemiah – Raymond Brown | Published: 1998
The Message of Esther – David Firth | Published: 2010
The Message of Job – David J. Atkinson | Published: 1991
The Message of Psalms 1–72 – Michael Wilcock | Published: 2002
The Message of Psalms 73–150 – Michael Wilcock | Published: 2001
The Message of Proverbs – David J. Atkinson | Published: 1997
The Message of Ecclesiastes – Derek Kidner | Published: 1984
The Message of the Song of Songs – Tom Gledhill | Published: 1994
- From the “General Preface” found in any volume in the series.