For Everyone bible commentaries are study aids that help people understand Old and New Testament scripture. Each volume is published as an affordable paperback and their content is easy to understand, which makes them accessible by anyone.
Biblical scholar N.T. Wright writes the New Testament volumes and biblical scholar John Goldingay writes the Old Testament volumes.
Each For Everyone commentary includes background information on each book of the bible as well as applications for daily living.
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For Everyone Commentaries (FE): Reviews
“This series is truly for everyone who wants to grow in his or her understanding of the Old Testament.”
– Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College
“No other commentary series comes even close.”
– The Christian Century
Purpose of For Everyone Commentary Series
New Testament volumes:
“N. T. Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text.
Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.”
Old Testament volumes:
“Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to present the seventeen-volume Old Testament for Everyone series.
Internationally respected Old Testament scholar John Goldingay addresses Scripture from Genesis to Malachi in such a way that even the most challenging passages are explained simply and concisely.
The series is perfect for daily devotions, group study, or personal visits with the Bible.”
Volumes in For Everyone Commentary Series
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New Testament volumes
Matthew for Everyone, part 1
Matthew For Everyone, part 2
John for Everyone, part 1
John for Everyone, part 2
Acts for Everyone, part 1
Acts for Everyone, part 2
Paul for Everyone: Romans, part 1
Paul for Everyone: Romans, part 2
Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians
Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians
Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians
Paul for Everyone: The Pastoral Letters
Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters
Early Christian Letters for Everyone: James, Peter, John, and Judah
Old Testament volumes
Genesis for Everyone, Part 1: Chapters 1–16
Genesis for Everyone, Part 2: Chapters 17–50
Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone
Numbers and Deuteronomy for Everyone
Joshua, Judges, and Ruth for Everyone
1 and 2 Chronicles for Everyone
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther for Everyone
Psalms for Everyone, Part 1: Psalms 1–72
Psalms for Everyone, Part 2: Psalms 73-150
Also see The Communicator’s Commentary series