Bible Study Tools

Dear Friends,
The ancient way shared in the first testament, was that when humans walked with God, they had the privilege and joy to engage in direct face to face conversations. Our choices past and present have created unnecessary barriers and at times warped images of the character of God. Our call is to tell the good news about God. That the Father, Son and Spirit are all beautiful and want nothing more than for humanity to be restored and the universe to be a peace again. We have as our primary source the current collection of sixty-six books, gathered into the first and second testament, under cover name – Bible. Seeking the character of God through those pages with the foundational belief that God is Love, calls on all of us to unearth, grapple, reflect through the ages of all those before us who have done the same. To pray for the Spirit of God to lead us into all truth, and that truth may be etched deep into the canvas our most creative elements. For then, and only then will we live in trust and joy through the unknown. Only then will our faith expand. Only then will our compassion extend. Only then will our action engage. Only then will our walk become eternal.

I believe that until Jesus returns to restore this world, we owe it to those before us, around us and in the future to delve deeper. To that end, what follows is the start of growing list of insights into Scripture. As you find great books and commentaries please send them our way. One day, not soon, but one day, I plan to add a short summary about each of these resources and what is unique about them.

For the One
Japhet De Oliveira

Commentaries – Series 

  • Devotional Commentary Series by George Knight et al.
  • Expositor's Bible Commentary
  • God’ Word for You
  • Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching  
  • New Cambridge Bible Commentary
  • New Testament For Everyone by N.T Wright
  • Old Testament for Everyone by John Goldingay
  • Smyth and Helwys Bible Commentary
  • Teach the Text Commentary
  • The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries
  • The Bible Speaks Today J. A. Motyer and John Stott
  • The Story of God Bible Commentary Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight
  • The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary
  • Tyndale New Testament Commentary
  • Tyndale Old Testament Commentary
  • Word Biblical Commentary
  • Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament
  • Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament

Commentaries and Insights – Individual 

  • An Exhaustive Commentary on Revelation by Ellen White
  • Announcements of Plot in Genesis by Laurence A. Turner
  • Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament by Richard M. Davidson
  • Following Jesus: Disciple-Making and Movement-Building by Peter Roennfeldt
  • Following the Apostles’ Vision for Disciple-Making Church-Planting Movements by Peter Roennfeldt Following the Spirit by Peter Roennfeldt
  • Genesis, Second Edition by Laurence A. Turner
  • God Cares by C. Mervyn Maxwell
  • Great Controversy by Ellen G. White
  • Jesus: A Theography by Leonard Sweet, Frank Viola, et al.
  • Jesus in the Book of Revelation by Reimar Vetne
  • Jewish Preaching, 1200-1800: An Anthology (Yale Judaica Series) by Marc Saperstein
  • Justification by N.T. Wright
  • Interpretation—Revelation by M. Eugene Boring 
  • Matthew A Commentary, Volume 1 by Fredrick Dale Bruner
  • Matthew A Commentary, Volume 2 by Fredrick Dale Bruner
  • Patriarchs and Prophets by Ellen G. White
  • Paul: A Biography by N.T. Wright
  • Plain Revelation: A Reader’s Introduction to the Apocalypse by Ranko Stefanovic
  • Preaching by Timothy Keller
  • Prophecies of Revelation Made Simple by Seth J. Pierce
  • Prophets and Kings by Ellen G. White
  • Reclaiming the Old Testament for Christian Preaching by Grenville J.R. Kent
  • Reading Revelation Responsibly by Michael J. Gorman
  • Revelation of Jesus Christ: Commentary on the Book of Revelation by Ranko Stefanovic
  • Revelation (Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament) by Sigve K. Tonstand
  • Reversed Thunder by Eugene H. Peterson
  • Secrets of Revelation by Jacques B. Doukhan
  • Servants and Friends by Skip Bell (ed.).
  • Servants or Friends Another Look at God by Graham Maxwell
  • Seven Keys: Unlocking the Secrets of Revelation by Jon Paulien
  • Steps to Christ (with Historical Introduction and Notes by Denis Fortin) by Ellen G. White
  • The Acts of the Apostles by Ellen G. White
  • The Challenge of Jesus by N. T. Wright
  • The Desire of Ages by Ellen G. White
  • The Gospel of John: A Commentary by Frederick Dale Bruner
  • The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White
  • The New Testament In It’s World by N.T Wright and Michael F. Bird
  • The Untold Story of the New Testament Church by Frank Viola
  • What the Gospels Meant by Garry Wills