Weekly Free Book

To honor you and everything you do for your ministry, we are giving away a book each day until the end of October. You can find Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s books here.

These three books will only available until Monday, when a new one will be added. Make sure you check back Monday to get another free book. Even if you are not a pastor, please take these free books as our gifts to you. Thank you so much for being a Wordsearch user!

Staff Pick – NIV Application Commentary

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Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the Wordsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite book sets. And don’t miss the special discount, plus an excerpt of the commentary on John, at the end of this post just for stopping by!

Recently, I started doing a study in the book of John in chapter 4, the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. I decided to look into The NIV Application Commentary, because a Wordsearch customer highly recommended it to me. I have to say that I do not usually reference the NIV for any of my studies or readings, so I was a little bit skeptical of what I would find. The depth and clarity of the NIV Application Commentary surprised me. I really like the way the commentary is laid out. It has an “Original Meaning” section, a “Bridging Context” section, and a “Contemporary Significance” section.

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Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible

The word hermeneia is a Greek word that means interpretation or translation. In the ancient world, hermeneia was traditionally used to describe the meticulous and thorough exposition of Scripture. Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible is written and designed to follow that ancient principle. This 51-volume commentary is massive in scope and will help you understand the history of the Bible and how it has been interpreted over time.

Over 30,000 Pages of Scholarship

A commentary this large can be intimidating, but the reason Hermeneia has over 30,000 pages is because the editors didn’t want to put an arbitrary limit on their work. The commentators were able to explore each passage and how it was interpreted over time as fully as necessary. When they explain what they see as a problem of interpretation, they provide you with the full critical discussion, along with the sources and information of where it came from.

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5 Questions with the Editor of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary

Tony Merida is lead pastor Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also one of the editors of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary volumes (on sale now), showing readers how to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture.

We talked with Tony about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and more.

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21-Volume Series for Studying & Teaching the Bible

Bible Teacher's Guide

Written by pastor and Bible teacher Dr. Gregory Brown, The Bible Teacher’s Guide gets right to the heart of everyday issues facing Christian believers.

You will notice right away that there is something different about this series. The content is fresh, insightful, and immediately applicable. Dr. Brown directs a laser-like focus on Bible books, characters, and topics and delivers Bible-based applications we can put into practice immediately.

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Weekly Free Book – Read the Bible for Life

Happy Friday everyone! This week’s free book is the Read the Bible for Life: Your Guide to Understanding and Living God’s Word.

Read the Bible for Life aims to improve biblical literacy in the culture and the church by simultaneously moving readers toward greater skill in reading the Bible well and toward a deeper commitment to applying Scripture to everyday life.

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