Understand what Scripture says AND how to live it today
The Story of God Bible Commentary (SGBC) provides pastors, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and committed Bible students with a clear and compelling exposition of Scripture, setting each passage in context of the Bible’s narrative arc.
The authors of this series study and probe the Bible as God’s story, to discern and then articulate how we can live the Bible’s story faithfully and creatively in the culture today.
If we are to discover the contemporary meaning of the Bible, we must engage with it in several ways: reading, studying, questioning, and wrestling with the text. The Story of God Bible Commentary will assist you in these tasks.
This series offers vital tools for you to understand the original context of biblical passages; to carry insights from the biblical world and ancient Near Eastern literature straight into your context today; and finally, to empower you to discern and communicate biblical insight to your small group or congregation.
Each commentary is broken into three sections:
1. Listen to the Story presents the Bible passage in the New International Version (NIV).
2. Interpret the Story examines the passage for its essential message and meaning.
3. Live the Story explores how we can live this text in the world today. It offers insightful reflections, illustrations, and practical suggestions for daily Christian life and practice.
You’ll experience the uniqueness of The Story of God Bible Commentary as it helps you read the Bible in light of Christ’s incarnation, encounter theology of the great traditions of the church, and engage with faithful and insightful voices of the global church.
See how story is woven throughout this commentary series in Lynn H. Cohick’s free eBook from SGBC: Philippians.
This Bible commentary series offers great diversity among its international team of scholars, which includes many women authors, making it perhaps the most diverse commentary series in evangelical history.
Leading biblical scholars Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight serve as general editors for The Story of God Bible Commentary series. Together, they have sought authors for the 43 volumes who are exceptional scholars, faithful Christians, committed evangelicals, and theologically diverse. This collection of writers represents the changing face of both American and world evangelicalism.
General Editor —Tremper Longman III
Associate Editors —George Athas, Mark J. Boda, Myrto Theocharous
Genesis —Tremper Longman III
Exodus —Christopher J. H. Wright
Leviticus —Jerry E. Shepherd
Numbers —Jay A. Sklar
Deuteronomy —Myrto Theocharous
Joshua —Lissa M. Wray Beal
Judges —Athena E. Gorospe
Ruth/Esther —Marion Taylor
1-2 Samuel —Paul S. Evans
1-2 Kings —David T. Lamb
1-2 Chronicles —Carol M. Kaminski
Ezra/Nehemiah —Douglas J. Green
Job —Martin A. Shields
Psalms —Elizabeth R. Hayes
Proverbs —Ryan P. O’Dowd
Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs — George Athas
Isaiah —Mark J. Boda
Jeremiah/Lamentations —Andrew G. Shead
Ezekiel —D. Nathan Phinney
Daniel —Wendy L. Widder
Minor Prophets I —Beth M. Stovell
Minor Prophets II –Beth M. Stovell