The Story of God Bible Commentary | Reviews and Volumes

Reviews of The Story of God Bible Commentary Series

Story of God Bible CommentaryAndy Stanley, founder, North Point Ministries:

“The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God’s grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today.”

Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary:

“Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act.”

John Ortberg, author, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church:

“It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh.”

Craig L. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary:

“This commentary breaks new ground.”

Purpose of The Story of God Commentary Series

From the publisher: “A new commentary for today’s world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and all who want to understand the Bible in today’s world.”

SGBC is organized into three easy-to-use sections, designed to help readers live out God’s story:

  • Listen to the Story
  • Explain the Story
  • Live the Story

Interviews from the SGBC Series on Best Bible Commentaries:

“Although I had read and studied these letters for more than 20 years, that act of writing a commentary caused me to look at everything afresh and to become acquainted with Paul and the Thessalonians in new ways. But what I did enjoy, in particular, was thinking about and writing the applications sections, what we call ‘Living the Story.'”

Wendy Widder on Daniel:

“As I spent a couple hours each day in the world of Daniel, where suffering made no sense but God was still in control, I was daily reminded that the One on the throne knew what was happening in my life and had it all in His hands. I took great comfort in this truth.”

Also see: Rodney Reeves on Matthew, John Byron on 1-2 Thessalonians, Paul Evans on 1-2 Samuel, Dean Pinter on Acts

Volumes in The Story of God Commentary Series

Genesis – Tremper Longman III

Daniel – Wendy Widder

Matthew – Rodney Reeves

Romans – Michael F. Bird

Ephesians – Mark D. Roberts

1 and 2 Thessalonians – John Byron