Believer's Bible Commentary by MacDonald, William (1995) 2480 pages

Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. - "Concise yet comprehensive - the most complete single-volume commentary I have seen."

Warren Wiersbe - "For the student who is serious about seeing Christ in the Word." 

The Gospel of Matthew: Behold Your King by MacDonald, William (1974) 340 pages

Philippians, Colossians and Philemon by MacDonald, William (1972) 160 pages

The letters to Timothy and Titus by MacDonald, William (2003) 148 pages.

The Epistle to the Hebrews; from ritual to reality by MacDonald, William (1971) 264 pages.

Alone in majesty by MacDonald, William - Study of the Attributes of a Holy God (1994) 196 pages  5 ratings All give it 5/5 stars.

The Wonders of God by MacDonald, William (1996) 124 pages - The Wonders of God in Creation, in Providence, in Redemption. This makes for fascinating reading that gives glory to God. 

Judges/Ruth - Everyman's Bible Commentary - Arthur Lewis (1979) 132 pages.  1  rating

(Job) - Why us? : when bad things happen to God's people by Wiersbe, Warren W (1984) 164 pages. 15 ratings

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - Volume 4 - 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job - 1092 pages (1976) 

If you are eager to get a complete commentary set, I think the Expositor’s Bible Commentary is probably the best of the bunch for your money. —Paul Westervelt, Discipleship Journal

The single work that I recommend to cover the whole Bible is The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Emmaus Journal, Emmaus Bible College

Zondervan illustrated Bible backgrounds commentary - New Testament - 552 pages. (2002) See user reviews.

BRUCE LARSON - The Communicator's Commentary - Luke (Also known as The Preacher's Commentary Series - Volume 26: Luke)  - 356 pages (1983) See user reviews

Genesis: an introduction and commentary by Kidner, Derek (1977) 232 pages

The wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes : an introduction to wisdom literature by Kidner, Derek (1985) 180 pages

The message of Ecclesiastes : a time to mourn, and a time to dance Derek Kidner (1973) 124 pages

A new heart : a commentary on the book of Ezekiel by Vawter, Bruce (1991) 240 pages. User reviews

The Book of Ezekiel 1-24 by Block, Daniel Isaac (1997) 920 pages. 

The Book of Ezekiel 25-48 by Block, Daniel Isaac (1997) 864 pages. 

Unger's Commentary on the Old Testament (Volume 2 - Isaiah - Malachi) by  Unger, Merrill Frederick, 1909- (1981) 972 pages.

The Acts of the Apostles: the Greek text with introduction and commentary by Bruce, F. F. (1990) 608 pages. Somewhat Technical. User reviews

The book of the Acts (New International Commentary on the New Testament)  by Bruce, F. F (1988) 584 pages. User reviews

Word biblical commentary - Romans 1-8 by James D G Dunn. (1982) 596 pages. User reviews

The Epistle of Paul to the Romans : an introduction and commentary (TNTC) by Bruce, F. F. (1983) User reviews

The Epistle to the Ephesians : a verse-by-verse exposition by Bruce, F. F. (1961) 148 pages User reviews

Bible explorer's guide : how to understand and interpret the Bible - John Phillips (2002) 292 pages.

Rosscup - This general introductory work, evangelical in nature, has two sections, Hermeneutics and Helps. Under the first are twenty-two divisions dealing with Words, Figures of Speech, Culture, Context, Types, Parables, Prophecy, Devotional Rule, Application, Christ the Ultimate Key, and others. The second has a quick survey of the Bible, summary of Bible history, symbols, helpful books, and the like. Phillips, a premillennialist, is well-known for his Exploring the New Testament, a series of clear practical expositions of key books like John and Romans.

Word biblical commentary - Job 38-42 by David J A Clines (1982) 560 pages. User reviews.

Word biblical commentary - Hebrews 1-8 by William Lane (1982) 384 pages. User reviews.

The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament - Leon Wood - 164 pages (1978). See user reviews

Survey of Israel's History - Revised Edition - Leon Wood - 416 pages (1986). See user reviews

The Bible & future events : an introductory survey of last-day events - Leon Wood - 208 pages. See user reviews.

The prophets of Israel  - Leon Wood - 405 pages (1979)  See user reviews.

Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Volume 3 - Proverbs-Malachi by McGee, J. Vernon User reviews.

Joshua, Judges, Ruth by Goslinga, C. J (1986) 568 pages

The dangers of a shallow faith : awakening from spiritual lethargy by Tozer, A. W.


The glory of Christ (2002) John Armstrong, Jim Elliff, Albert Mohler, J I Pacer

The whole Bible is focused on Jesus, from Genesis to Revelation; yet it is sometimes preached as if its sole purpose is to be a handbook for daily living, a guide for a happy marriage or for successful child-rearing. While it is right to look to God's Word for principles and insights regarding these practical issues, we must also see within its pages the fresh revelation of the person of God's unique Son, Jesus Christ. The Glory of Christ challenges and guides readers in doing just that. Chapters are drawn from sessions given at the Solus Christus: Rediscovering the Wonder of Christ's Glory conference, presented by Reformation and Revival Ministries. Contributors include John Armstrong, Jim Elliff, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., and J. I. Packer. The authors believe that true revival will come only when we as God's people return to the centrality of Jesus Christ. Recovering the wonders of Christ alone is not merely an antiquated slogan of the 16th-century Reformation, declares this book. It is the flame which will ignite a new reformation today.

Ablaze with His glory by Fehsenfeld, Del (1989) 196 pages 5 ratings

God gives "burning" men and women to every generation--prophets commissioned by Him to boldly penetrate hearts and set them ablaze with revival and reformation. Del Fehsenfeld Jr. was that kind of man, and this book is a potent summation of his life message. But be warned: This isn't just a book that you read--this is a book that reads you! The truths of personal and corporate revival unpacked in Ablaze with His Glory can spark a revolutionary encounter with God. Are you ready to be set on fire by the power of God's presence? Then you're ready for Ablaze!

America : turning a nation to God by Evans, Tony (2015) 216 pages 95 ratings

In America: Turning a Nation to God, Dr. Evans helps Christians understand that at the core, America's problems are spiritual. And, God and His rule are America's only hope. As His people, God is calling us to return to Him in humility and repentance, to submit to His rule and authority. Only as we commit to doing so, individually and collectively, will we realize that hope. We hold within the collective body of Christ not only the power but also the capacity to put our country back on the path of ascendancy. This straight-forward teaching, when embraced by believers in our nation, will usher in the greatest revival in American history. 

Second Corinthians : unlocking the Scriptures for you by Staton, Knofel 2 ratings

Logos.com - This nontechnical commentary on First Corinthians analyzes the many problems the church in Corinth faced, including unity, relationships, liberty, and worship assembly. It provides a look into the historical, cultural, and religious contexts surrounding the epistle, and illustrates how the message of First Corinthians is still contemporarily relevant in today’s churches.

First Corinthians : unlocking the Scriptures for you by Staton, Knofel

Logos.com - This nontechnical commentary on First Corinthians analyzes the many problems the church in Corinth faced, including unity, relationships, liberty, and worship assembly. It provides a look into the historical, cultural, and religious contexts surrounding the epistle, and illustrates how the message of First Corinthians is still contemporarily relevant in today’s churches.


The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians by Fee, Gordon D

The First Epistle to the Corinthians by Fee, Gordon D

Paul's Letter to the Philippians by Fee, Gordon D

1 and 2 Timothy, Titus by Fee, Gordon D; Gasque, W. Ward

How to read the Bible book by book : a guided tour by Fee, Gordon D

How to read the Bible for all its worth by Fee, Gordon D

Paul, the Spirit, and the people of God by Fee, Gordon D

Listening to the spirit in the text by Fee, Gordon D

New Testament exegesis : a handbook for students and pastors by Fee, Gordon D


First & Second Thessalonians by Ryrie, Charles

The place of women in the church by Ryrie, Charles

Balancing the Christian life by Ryrie, Charles

You mean the Bible teaches that ... by Ryrie, Charles

The basis of the premillennial faith by Ryrie, Charles 

Revelation by Ryrie, Charles

The final countdown by Ryrie, Charles

The Bible and tomorrow's news; a new look at prophecy by Ryrie, Charles

Biblical answers to contemporary issues by Ryrie, Charles

Basic theology : a popular systemic guide to understanding biblical truth by Ryrie, Charles

The miracles of our Lord by Ryrie, Charles

Understanding Bible doctrine by Ryrie, Charles

A survey of Bible doctrine by Ryrie, Charles 

So great salvation : what it means to believe in Jesus Christ by Ryrie, Charles 

Object lessons by Ryrie, Charles

Dispensationalism by Ryrie, Charles

The Holy Spirit by Ryrie, Charles

A survey of Bible doctrine by Ryrie, Charles

Making the most of life by Ryrie, Charles

What you should know about social responsibility by Ryrie, Charles


The First epistle of Paul to the Corinthians : an introduction and commentary by Morris, Leon, 

The Gospel according to John : the English text with introduction, exposition and notes by Morris, Leon,

The Gospel according to St. Luke : an introduction and commentary by Morris, Leon,

Galatians : Paul's charter of Christian freedom by Morris, Leon,

The Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians : an introduction and commentary by Morris, Leon

The first and second Epistles to the Thessalonians by Morris, Leon, 

1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James by Morris, Leon,

New Testament theology by Morris, Leon,

The Cross in the New Testament by Morris, Leon

The New Testament and the Jewish lectionaries by Morris, Leon

The Book of Revelation : an introduction and commentary by Morris, Leon


Rosscup - Concise treatments are given to each of the N. T. books. The main value of the set lies in its clear synthesis which helps the student grasp the flow of thought as he moves through a book. Erdman possessed a lucid writing style. He was amillennial.

The Second epistle of Paul to the Corinthians; an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The book of Deuteronomy, an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The First epistle of Paul to the Corinthians : an exposition by Erdman, Charles R

Paul's hymn of love, First Corinthians thirteen; an interpretation by Erdman, Charles R.

The Second epistle of Paul to the Corinthians; an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The book of Genesis, an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The Gospel of Mark : an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The Acts; an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The Epistle of Paul to the Romans : an exposition. by Erdman, Charles R.

The spirit of Christ; devotional studies in the doctrine of the Holy Spirit by Erdman, Charles R.

The Gospel of John; an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians; an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and to Philemon : an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The Epistle to the Hebrews; an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

The Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians by Erdman, Charles R.

The Pastoral epistles of Paul, an exposition by Erdman, Charles R.

D.L. Moody, his message for today by Erdman, Charles R.

The Lord we love, devotional studies in the life of Christ by Erdman, Charles R.


Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W

Cyril Barber - This is a book of exceptional merit. Pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers will profit from its use. Wiersbe introduces each book of the NT, provides an outline, and then furnishes his readers with a chapter-by-chapter discussion of the contents. The homiletic style is a “plus.” Recommended.

Wiersbe's expository outlines on the Old Testament by Wiersbe, Warren W 113 ratings

Be Strong - Joshua - Warren Wiersbe (1994) 180 pages

Put your life together : studies in the book of Ruth by Wiersbe, Warren W (1985) 116 pages (note - different than Be Committed)

Be committed : doing God's will whatever the cost by Wiersbe, Warren W (2008) 196 pages

Be ready 1-2 Thessalonians by Wiersbe, Warren W

Be encouraged : God can turn your trials into triumphs : NT commentary, 2 Corinthians by Wiersbe, Warren W

Our nearest kinsman : the message of redemption and revival in the book of Ruth by Hession, Roy (1976) 100 pages (Roy Hessions works)

The book of Ruth by Hubbard, Robert L (1988) 344 pages

Ordinary, faithful people (Book of Ruth) by Hubbard, Robert L., (1992) 172 pages 

Ruth & Esther : women of faith, bravery and hope by MacArthur, John,

Choosing victory, overcoming defeat : Joshua, Judges, and Ruth by Arthur, Kay, (1995) 126 pages More books by Arthur, Kay,

The Communicator's Commentary. 1, 2 Corinthians by Chafin, Kenneth 9 ratings (Now published as The Preacher's Commentary)

Rosscup says this is part of "A 12-vol. set done by 12 men selected for unusual ability to show the Bible is alive in biblical exposition, with spiritual refreshment and insight. The authors seek to combine scholarship on biblical meaning, illustrations to spark applications, and outlines."

The Communicator's Commentary: 1, 2 Samuel by Chafin, Kenneth (Now published as The Preacher's Commentary)

Rosscup says this is part of "A 12-vol. set done by 12 men selected for unusual ability to show the Bible is alive in biblical exposition, with spiritual refreshment and insight. The authors seek to combine scholarship on biblical meaning, illustrations to spark applications, and outlines." 

The communicator's commentary. 1, 2 Thessalonians, 1, 2 Timothy, Titus by Demarest, Gary W

First and Second Kings by Hubbard, Robert L., 1943- (1991) 252 pages (Everyman's Bible Commentary)

Anointed expository preaching by Olford, Stephen F 102 ratings

What is “expository preaching?” In this brilliant new book, Dr. Stephen Olford and Dr. David Olford, both widely respected preachers in their own right define “expository preaching” (“exposing Scripture instead of imposing upon it”), teach its technique, and express its significance (“all true preaching is expository”). This book equips and encourages preachers of all kinds to respect their calling and minister God’s inerrant Word by the Olford’s marvelous methods.

The Christian message for contemporary life : the gospel's power to change lives by Olford, Stephen F


1 Corinthians by MacArthur, John


The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians : an introduction and commentary by Kruse, Colin G


The Gospel of Matthew by Hobbs, Herschel H., (1965) 364 pages

The Gospel of Matthew by Hobbs, Herschel H (1961) 264 pages

The epistles to the Corinthians by Hobbs, Herschel H (1963) 136 pages

Conflict and community in Corinth : a socio-rhetorical commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians by Witherington, Ben, III

Paul's Second epistle to the Corinthians by Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe

Rosscup - This is detailed commentary (508 pages), uses the Greek carefully, discusses technical details in the footnotes, deals carefully and sometimes at length with problems, and shows acquaintance with a great number of other works. It is one of the finer earlier contributions to the NIC series.


Nine marks of a healthy church by Dever, Mark

The deliberate church : building your ministry on the gospel by Dever, Mark

What is a healthy church? by Dever, Mark

Twelve challenges churches face by Dever, Mark

God and politics : Jesus' vision for society, state and government by Dever, Mark, author

Challenging church : the good book guide to 1 Corinthians 1-9 by Dever, Mark   9 ratings

Even today, Jesus is still a figure of intense interest and admiration for millions. But then theres His church. Church is a boring topic for most, and a reluctantly fulfilled duty for many.  And we can understand why. Churches say they have the best news in the world, that they have the answer to our problems, that they are Gods embassies on earth; and yet churches are made up of people like you and me, who are grumpy, irritable, unfaithful, selfish, and worse. And as that is sadly true of churches today, so it was of the church in Corinth. It was young, it was full of life, and it was just as full of problems. What would God say to such a challenging church? What did they need to be excited by, to listen to, to learn? Use this seven-study guide to open up the first nine chapters of the letter of 1 Corinthians, to hear what God said to His church in Corinth, and what God still says to His church today.


Exposition of I and II Thessalonians by Hendriksen, William,

Half-hours with William Hendriksen : stirring devotional surveys of Romans, Philippians, Luke and Revelation, with other gems by Hendriksen, William, 

Israel in prophecy by Hendriksen, William,

Exposition of Galatians by Hendriksen, William,

Exposition of Philippians by Hendriksen, William,

A commentary on Colossians and Philemon by Hendriksen, William

Exposition of the Gospel according to John by Hendriksen, William

Exposition of the Pastoral Epistles by Hendriksen, William

More than conquerors : an interpretation of the book of Revelation by Hendriksen, William

Lectures on the last things by Hendriksen, William

Remaining faithful : the bible vs. end-time fiction by Hendriksen, William, 


First Corinthians by McGee, J. Vernon


The message of 2 Corinthians : power in weakness by Barnett, Paul 

Is the New Testament history? by Barnett, Paul

Is the New Testament reliable? by Barnett, Paul

The birth of Christianity : the first twenty years by Barnett, Paul 

Finding the historical Christ by Barnett, Paul


The Corinthian letters of Paul : an exposition of I and II Corinthians by Morgan, G. Campbell 

The Acts of the apostles by Morgan, G. Campbell 

The Gospel according to Luke by Morgan, G. Campbell 

Hosea : the heart and holiness of God by Morgan, G. Campbell

The Gospel according to Matthew by Morgan, G. Campbell 

The parables of the kingdom by Morgan, G. Campbell

The gospel according to Mark by Morgan, G. Campbell

God's last word to man; studies in Hebrews by Morgan, G. Campbell 

Life applications from every chapter of the Bible by Morgan, G. Campbell 

Discipleship by Morgan, G. Campbell 

Studies in the prophecy of Jeremiah by Morgan, G. Campbell


Acts - Bible Study Commentary by Bruce, F. F. (1982) 124 pages - this is not the top rated NICNT version 27 ratings

The book of the Acts (New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Bruce, F. F (1988) 584 pages

Rosscup - This work, first issued in 1954, is now revised not long before Bruce died, with a new translation of the Greek text in place of the ASV. The bibliographical lists are extensively updated in footnotes, Bruce has interacted with later studies, arranged comments on fewer verses, and achieved a more lucid style in places. However, the basic verse-by-verse commentary remains substantially the same. It remains the finest commentary on Acts as to exposition in detail. Bruce points to I. H. Marshall’s commentary for detail on Luke’s theology. He shows a fine grasp of pertinent history, a sound explanation of most passages, and insights on many of the problems.

 Bruce, F. F. “The Acts of the Apostles,” in New Bible Commentary. Revised ed. J. D. Douglas. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970.

  A boiled down version of Bruce’s expertise, quite helpful in itself.

The Gospel of John by Bruce, F. F (1994) 444 pages. User reviews

The hard sayings of Jesus by Bruce, F. F (1983) 276 pages. User reviews

The Epistle of Paul to the Romans : an introduction and commentary by Bruce, F. F. (1963) 296 pages 13 ratings Rosscup ranks this the 5th best (out of 10) expositional commentary. 

The Epistle to the Ephesians : a verse-by-verse exposition by Bruce, F. F (1961) 148 pages. 50 ratings Rosscup ranks this the 4th best (out of 10) exegetical commentary. 


The Letters of John : an Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale New Testament Commentaries) by Stott, John R. W (1988) 244 pages. 89 ratings


Old Testament characters : Bible study guide by Swindoll, Charles R (1991) 132 pages. Chapter 1 = Judges 13-15; Chapter 2 = Judges 16:4-31, Abigail 1Sa 25, Absalom - 2Sa 13-18, Rehoboam 1Ki 11-14, Namaan and Gehazi - 2Ki 5, Jbez 1Chr 4:9-10; Uzziah 2Chr 26, Esther, Prodigal preacher - Jonah 1-2, Revival - Jonah 3-4

So, you want to be like Christ? workbook : eight essentials to get you there by Swindoll, Charles R. (2005) 164 pages  183 ratings

Becoming a people of grace : [an exposition of Ephesians] by Swindoll, Charles R (2001) 236 pages


The Gospel According to St. Matthew : an Introduction and Commentary by Tasker, R. V. G (1983) 292 pages. 2 ratings

The General Epistle of James : an Introduction and Commentary by Tasker, R. V. G.  (1983) 148 pages.

The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians : an Introduction and Commentary by Tasker, R. V. G.

A critical and exegetical commentary on the First epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians by Robertson, Archibald


Exalting Jesus in Matthew by Platt, David, (2013) 404 pages 193 ratings

What did Jesus really mean when He said Follow me? by Platt, David

Radical : taking back your faith from the American Dream by Platt, David While I do not agree with some of Platt's stands in 2020-2022, this book has some eye opening and convicting sections. 


New Testament words in today's language by Detzler, Wayne A - Wonderful resource to supplement word studies.  3 ratings

Living words in Ephesians by Detzler, Wayne A

Living words in I Corinthians by Detzler, Wayne A


The God who is there : finding your place in God's story by Carson, D. A 274 ratings

It can no longer be assumed that most people--or even most Christians--have a basic understanding of the Bible. Many don't know the difference between the Old and New Testament, and even the more well-known biblical figures are often misunderstood. It is getting harder to talk about Jesus accurately and compellingly because listeners have no proper context with which to understand God's story of redemption. In this basic introduction to faith, D. A. Carson takes seekers, new Christians, and small groups through the big story of Scripture. He helps readers to know what they believe and why they believe it. The companion leader's guide helps evangelistic study groups, small groups, and Sunday school classes make the best use of this book in group settings.

The cross and Christian ministry : leadership lessons from 1 Corinthians by Carson, D. A

The Sermon on the mount : an evangelical exposition of Matthew 5-7 by Carson, D. A

For the love of God : a daily companion for discovering the riches of God's Word by Carson, D. A

The difficult doctrine of the love of God by Carson, D. A

Christ and culture revisited by Carson, D. A

The King James version debate : a plea for realism by Carson, D. A

When Jesus confronts the world : an exposition of Matthew 8-10 by Carson, D. A

An introduction to the New Testament by Carson, D. A

Praying with Paul : a call to spiritual reformation by Carson, D. A.

Worship : adoration and action by Carson, D. A


Behold the Man (Expository Studies in the Gospel of John 11-21) by Hughes, R. Kent (1984) 184 pages

Liberating ministry from the success syndrome by Hughes, R. Kent,

The gift of Christmas by Hughes, R. Kent

Disciplines of a godly young man by Hughes, R. Kent,

Disciplines of a godly man by Hughes, R. Kent

Living on the cutting edge : Joshua and the challenge of spiritual leadership by Hughes, R. Kent,

Common sense parenting by Hughes, R. Kent,  Hughes, Barbara

Abba Father : the Lord's pattern for prayer (Matthew 6:9-14) by Hughes, R. Kent, 

Sought by grace by Hughes, R. Kent

Work out your salvation with fear and tremblingMany within the church believe they are saved because they made a profession of faith, believe the Bible is true, and try to live a good life. But the Bible has so much more to say about salvation! R. Kent Hughes presents Sought by Grace, his provocative work seeking to raise readers' level of commitment to work out their salvation. He boldly confronts unbiblical views of salvation while gently leading readers to a deeper understanding of the role Christ plays in their lives as Savior and Lord.

1 & 2 Timothy and Titus : to guard the deposit by Hughes, R. Kent, Rosscup ranks the #3 (out of 6) expositional commentary.

Cyril Barber - The authors include personal anecdotes in these commentaries, and this gives their work a downto-earth quality. They adhere to the text and are not afraid to champion interpretations (e.g., of 1 Timothy 2:11-12) that are unpopular in today’s milieu. Anyone teaching or preaching on these “pastoral” epistles will find considerable help in these pages.

Are evangelicals born again? : the character traits of true faith by Hughes, R. Kent,

Genesis : beginning and blessing by Hughes, R. Kent, 

Disciplines of grace by Hughes, R. Kent

Preach the Word : essays on expository preaching in honor of R. Kent Hughes (2007) 312 pages

The coming evangelical crisis : current challenges to the authority of Scripture and the Gospel - R Kent Hughes, John MacArthur, R C Sproul, Michael Horton, Albert Mohler