"This series affirms that the Bible is a Christ-centered book, containing a unified redemptive history of which Jesus is the hero. We purpose to exalt Jesus from every book of the Bible. In doing this, we are not commending wild allegory or fanciful typology. We must be constrained to the meaning intended by the divine Author Himself, the Holy Spirit of God. However, we also believe that the Bible has a Messianic focus, and the authors in this series will exalt Christ from all of their texts." - Series Editors
About the Series
Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible.
Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition.
It's presented as sermons, divided into chapters that conclude with a "Reflect & Discuss" section, making it ideal for small group study, personal devotion and sermon preparation. It's not academic. Our aim is to present an easy reading, practical and friendly commentary.
About the Authors
Micah Fries is vice president of LifeWay Research in Nashville, TN. HE holds the M.Div from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Tracy, have served in Burkina Faso and Ghana. They and their daughters, Sarah Grace and Kessed Noel, now live in Hermitage, and Micah serves as associate pastor for teaching and mission at Fairview Church in Lebanon.Stephen Rummage is senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, FL. His radio ministry, Moving Forward, airs nationwide. He holds the M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary and a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Rummage’s books include Planning Your Preaching. He, wife Michele, and son Joshua live near Brandon.
Robby Gallaty is senior pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction in 2002. Dr. Gallaty was educated at William Carey University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.). He is the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples. Robby and his wife, Kandi, have two sons, Rig and Ryder.
It’s one thing to know Bible stories; it’s another to know the story of the Bible. It’s one thing to be aware of the story’s many heroes; it’s another to have met the Hero Himself. From the Old Testament that anticipates Him, to the Gospels that manifest Him, to the Book of Acts that proclaims Him, to the Epistles that explain Him, and to the Book of Revelation that tells of Him coming again, your Bible is about Jesus. That’s why I love the vision of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. It models for preachers and teachers how to proclaim - with pastoral focus and exegetical care - the beauty of the gospel from every page of Scripture.