The Applied Bible Commentary is an easy-to-read, down-to-earth commentary on the Bible. A distillation of the finest evangelical scholarship,;it can be used with any version of the Bible and includes:
General Articles on important aspects of the Christian faith
An Introduction to each Bible book
Clear summaries and explanations of Bible passages
Helpful applications of the Bible to everyday life
'Dr Tom Hale is a retired medical missionary who served in Nepal, and his book is essentially a missionary's commentary. Although he has done his biblical homework, and he thinks theologically, he does not write from the ivory tower of academia. His concern is rather for the grass roots of newly planted churches. He is familiar with the problems they face and the questions they ask. He wrestles with the need for cross-cultural application. He is committed to the unity of the church and urges us to give one another the liberty of interpretation in those secondary areas in which we disagree. And his straightforward, easy-to-read style includes both a simple vocabulary and short sentences. Inevitably a one-man commentary will not please everybody. But he has struggled to rid himself of bias, so that there is very much here for all Bible students to learn, whatever their cultural or denominational background. In fact The Applied New Testament Commentary should help to promote mutual understanding, tolerance and respect among Christian people.'
All Souls, Langham Place, London
'As someone who is committed to communicating the Christian faith, I applaud the depth, clarity, simplicity and relevance of the Applied New Testament Commentary. It's thoroughness yet accessibility makes it an invaluable resource for Christians - both old and new.'
The Philo Trus