The Christ-Centered Exposition Commentaries is guided by Augustine’s conviction, “Where Scripture speaks, God speaks.”
The CCEC series takes a Christ-centered approach to all 66 books of the bible, which means authors are always mindful of the person and work of Christ as they interpret Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.
A core value of the series is that the bible is God-breathed, making it authoritative and timeless.
Volumes in the series are not technical, so people who aren’t familiar with the original languages can easily understand and follow the discussions. The commentaries are so accessible, they can be read straight through.
The series is edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida.
Which commentary series is best for your purposes? See Best Bible Commentaries: Top 50. Based on aggregate reviews.
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Christ-Centered Expositional Commentary: Reviews
Matt Smethurst, Associate Editor for The Gospel Coalition:
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary:
“Few things are more important for faithful biblical interpretation than reading Scripture in light of its master narrative. The Christ-Centered Exposition series aims to do just that. In a postmodern age, these commentaries provide pastors and lay people an invaluable resource that is unswervingly committed to the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the Gospel in the Bible’s storyline.”
CCEC Author Interviews on Best Bible Commentaries
John – Matt Carter (click to read full Q & A)
Preview: I love how John begins his gospel with addressing the deity of Christ, and not simply starting with some event or aspect of Jesus’ life. John starts with Jesus’ character. That sets the stage for everything else that happens in the gospel, all viewed through the lens of his authority and divinity.
Isaiah – Andrew Davis (click to read full Q & A)
Preview: I loved unfolding Isaiah 53 especially, because of its powerfully clear display of substitutionary atonement, the center of the gospel. I also enjoyed the soaring display of God’s majesty in Isaiah 40, and the amazing prediction of the spread of the gospel to the distant shores in many places in Isaiah.
Volumes in the CCEC Commentary Series
The links below go to Amazon using each book’s exact ISBN.
Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Samuel
Exalting Jesus in Ezra and Nehemiah
Exalting Jesus in Ecclesiastes
Exalting Jesus in Song of Songs
Exalting Jesus in Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk
Exalting Jesus in Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus
Exalting Jesus in 1, 2, & 3 John
Purpose of the CCEC Commentary Series
Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ- centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible.
Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition.
Projected contributors to the series include notable authors such as Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Mark Dever, and others.
Also see the New International Biblical Commentary series