John – Gary Burge – NIV Application Commentary

John commentary by Gary BurgeGary M. Burge is the author of the John volume in the NIV Application Commentary series. It is considered one the best John commentaries available today.

While the aim of the NIVAC series is relating the biblical text to modern-day living, Burge’s commentary on the meaning of the text is the strength of this volume.

Dr. Burge (PhD, King’s College, Aberdeen University) is a professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School. 

He has authored a number of books including a commentary on the letters of John in the NIV Application Commentary Series.

He also specializes in the Middle East, its churches and its history in the Hellenistic period.

His most recent book is Whose Land? Whose Promise?, which received a number of awards from national journals. [1]

Volume Details

Series: The NIV Application Commentary
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: Zondervan Academic (2000)
ISBN-10: 0310497507
ISBN-13: 978-0310497509

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— Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta

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— Eugene H. Peterson

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— J. I. Packer, Regent College

The NIVAC Series

Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible.

But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own.

They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don’t discuss its contemporary application.

The information they offer is valuable—but the job is only half done!

The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together.

This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context.

It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.

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[1] Summary text provided by the publisher.