The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By keeping the discussion in each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes allow pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-color illustrations, maps, and photos.
Teaching from Daniel can easily veer in two equally unhelpful directions: moralism and speculative intrigue. In this commentary, Pierce steers us away from distractions and toward the main point of Daniel: God's sovereign control over people, rulers, and history, even while his people endure suffering. God does not abandon his faithful servants, he holds the wicked accountable, and his kingdom will prevail. From these timeless truths come encouragement for today's believers to trust God more deeply and live more faithfully, regardless of current events.
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"An ideal tool for busy pastors and teachers. These volumes get right to the heart of each biblical passage."--Jim Garlow, lead pastor, Skyline Church, La Mesa, CA
"Teach the Text is the kind of commentary I have wanted for a long time."--Haddon Robinson, Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"This series puts whole worlds of biblical context and information in the hands that need it most."--John Ortberg, Senior Pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; author of Who Is This Man?
Ronald W. Pierce (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary)
is Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He has led numerous academic study tours to Israel and Palestine and is the author of many articles and books, including Partners in Marriage and Ministry, and editor of Discovering Biblical Equality.ISBN: 9781441222350