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Matthew (Open Your Bible Commentary Series)

Matthew (Open Your Bible Commentary Series)

by F. F. Bruce

The Gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, focuses on who Jesus is, why he came, and how he fits into God's bigger purposes. Matthew shows that Jesus is the long-expected Messiah, the bringer of God's kingdom. The most prominent feature of this gospel is the teaching of Jesus, which is arranged in five discourses that dominate the book'… Read more…

What the Bible Says About the Work of Christ

What the Bible Says About the Work of Christ

by F. F. Bruce

Who was Jesus? What did He do? What is He doing now? And what is He going to do? F.F. Bruce lets the Bible speak for itself in this illuminating introduction to the past, present, and future work of Jesus. The book is a perfect starting point for both individual and group study. Each page exhibits Bruce’s spiritual maturity and his intimacy with Christ. "B… Read more…

Epistles of John: A Verse-by-verse Exposition

Epistles of John: A Verse-by-verse Exposition

by F. F. Bruce

The Epistles of John were written to encourage believers in the face of false teachings and to assure them that they were indeed following the truth of Christ. Believers still face the temptation to conform the gospel to current fashions of thought, just as they did in the time of John. In this careful verse-by-verse exposition, F.F. Bruc… Read more…

Books and the Parchments

Books and the Parchments

by F. F. Bruce

The Books and the Parchments is a classic text on the history and origins of the Bible, explaining the languages in which the Bible was written, how the books of the Bible were chosen, and the Bible’s transmission and translation from the earliest translations to the most popular English versions. Included are sections on the "Lost Books of the Bible", the… Read more…

Understanding Biblical Criticism

Understanding Biblical Criticism

by F. F. Bruce

The term "biblical criticism" simply means discerning the most accurate text of the Bible ("textual criticism") and then exploring issues such as who wrote the various books of the Bible, when they were written, and the circumstances of the writing ("higher criticism"). Yet because the word "criticism" can imply fault-finding, and because … Read more…

Letters of Paul: An Expanded Paraphrase

Letters of Paul: An Expanded Paraphrase

by F. F. Bruce

"This book is perhaps the most accessible introduction to the writings of St. Paul ever written in modern English," said an Amazon reviewer. That’s because Professor Bruce does not approach his "expanded paraphrase" as a Bible translator, but as a storyteller recounting the life of Paul after his conversion and his correspondence with churches and individu… Read more…

The Epistle to the Ephesians: A Verse-by-Verse Exposition

The Epistle to the Ephesians: A Verse-by-Verse Exposition

by F. F. Bruce

A thorough verse-by-verse exposition of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. "Nowhere," says Bruce, is God’s "glorious purpose unfolded so fully and clearly as in the Epistle to the Ephesians...The message of Ephesians is that only through Christ, in the fellowship of his body, can iron curtains, color-bars, class-warfare and all other divisions of this kind … Read more…

Peter, Stephen, James, and John

Peter, Stephen, James, and John

by F. F. Bruce

It is plain from Paul’s writings that presentations of the Christian message other than his own were current during his apostolic career. This concise and scholarly study describes four of the non-Pauline movements in the early church, each of which can be identified with a particular leader: Peter, acknowledged leader of the apostles; Stephen and the Hell… Read more…

Paul and His Converts

Paul and His Converts

by F. F. Bruce

In this commentary on five of Paul’s letters—to the churches in Corinth, Thessalonica, and Philippi—F.F. Bruce focuses on Paul’s pastoral care and the growth of the people he loved so much. Since we face today so many of the problems and issues Paul and his converts faced, this book acts as a guide for growth. How can we encourage and build up fellow… Read more…

Defending First-Century Faith

Defending First-Century Faith

by F. F. Bruce

What is the gospel? And how was it first preached — and defended? As they eagerly told the world about Jesus Christ, early Christians met with many forms of opposition: religious opposition (from the Jews), cultural opposition (from paganism), political opposition (from the Roman empire), and philosophical opposition (from "Christian de… Read more…

Gospel of John: A Verse-by-verse Exposition

Gospel of John: A Verse-by-verse Exposition

by F. F. Bruce

"Exactly the sort of work [written] for ordinary Christians who want to know their Bible better," said D.A. Carson of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. This outstanding commentary is easy to read, informative, and intended for the general reader interested in serious Bible study. The translation used is Bruce’s own. He sets passages i… Read more…

New Testament History

New Testament History

by F. F. Bruce

The story of the New Testament is best understood when it is set in its historical context, which is what F.F. Bruce does brilliantly in this book. He begins by explaining the political, social, intellectual, and religious aspects of the Jewish people after their return from exile. The life and ministry of Jesus is then set within that culture. … Read more…


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