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Preaching the Word 40 Volume Commentary Series
Author: R. Kent Hughes
Publisher: Crossway Books
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Product Highlights

  • Named as one of the 850 Books for Biblical Expositors by the Master's Seminary
  • Noted for its commitment to Biblical authority
  • Clear exposition of scripture
  • Full of practical applications

Product Details

The Preaching the Word Commentary Series is an award-winning commentary, specifically written to serve those who preach. Edited by Dr. R. Kent Hughes, a renowned Bible scholar who also pastored a church for 27 years, this series is highly praised and was named as one of the 850 books for Biblical Expositors by the Master’s Seminary.

Noted theologian J.I. Packer tells us that throughout the history of the church, "working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors. Kent Hughes stands in this great tradition and his exciting expositions uphold it worthily."

Not only a respected Bible scholar, Dr. Hughes is also a gifted writer. Instead of dissecting each and every word in his commentary, Dr. Hughes describes each Bible passage in a way that’s easy to visualize. His thoughts flow effortlessly and make reading his inspiring scholarship easy.

In his introduction, Dr. Hughes has a lot to say about preaching in a way that is pleasing to God. He says that with the right frame of mind, "we will not be preaching our own thoughts about God's Word, but God's actual Word, his logos. This is fundamental to pleasing him in preaching." Dr. Hughes certainly practices what he preaches.

Whether the writer or editor, Dr. Hughes gives each passage the exact amount of attention it deserves. For example, Genesis 49 is the chapter where the dying patriarch, Jacob, gathers his 12 sons for the blessing. Dr. Hughes devotes several chapters of his commentary to narrate this blessing. He details the blessings and curses delivered to each son, explaining the meaning of each phrase. He alerts us to words of prophecy, and then he leads us forward in the Bible to see where each prophecy was fulfilled.

This bundle covers all of the New Testament, except for 1 Corinthians, and much of the Old Testament. Beyond the commentary, each volume is filled with illustrations and applications that you can use in sermon creation.

Check out a sample by clicking on the yellow Sample button underneath the book cover image. Learn more about each volume by clicking on the book cover images below.

About the General Editor

R. Kent Hughes is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Hughes is the author of numerous books and is also the editor and contributor for Preaching the Word series, including Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior, which received the E.C.P.A. Gold Medallion Book Award for best commentary in 1990. Hughes served as senior pastor of College Church for 27 years and retired at the end of 2006. He came to Wheaton from California where he pastored two churches. He holds a BA from Whittier College, an MDiv from Talbot School of Theology, a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School ,and a DD from Biola University.

Included Products

  • Ptwdeuteronomy Preaching the Word - Deuteronomy : Loving Obedience to a Loving God
    by Ajith Fernando
  • Ptwjob Preaching the Word - Job : The Wisdom of the Cross
    by Christopher Ash
  • Ptwjoshua Preaching the Word - Joshua : People of God's Purpose
    by David Jackman
  • Ptwmatthew Preaching the Word - Matthew : All Authority in Heaven and on Earth
    by Douglas Sean O'Donnell
  • Ptwphilcolphile Preaching the Word - Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon : The Fellowship of the Gospel and The Supremacy of Christ
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwsongsolo Preaching the Word - The Song of Solomon : An Invitation to Intimacy
    by Douglas Sean O'Donnell
  • Ptwgalatians Preaching the Word - Galatians : Gospel-rooted Living
    by Todd A. Wilson
  • Ptw123john Preaching the Word - 1-3 John : David L. Allen
    by Fellowship in God's Family
  • Cover Preaching the Word - 1 Corinthians : The Word of the Cross
    by Stephen T. Um
  • Cover Preaching the Word - 2 Samuel : Your Kingdom Come
    by John Woodhouse
  • Cover Preaching the Word - Psalms, Volume One : Rejoice, the Lord Is King
    by James A. Johnston
  • Cover Preaching the Word - Judges and Ruth : God in Chaos
    by Barry G. Webb
  • Ptwje Preaching the Word - Jeremiah and Lamentations : From Sorrow to Hope
    by Philip Graham Ryken
  • Ptwm Preaching the Word - Mark, Volume 1 : Jesus, Servant and Savior
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwm Preaching the Word - Mark, Volume 2 : Jesus, Servant and Savior
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwl Preaching the Word - Luke, Volume 1 : That You May Know the Truth
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwl Preaching the Word - Luke, Volume 2 : That You May Know the Truth
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwj Preaching the Word - John : That You May Believe
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwa Preaching the Word - Acts : The Church Afire
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwr Preaching the Word - Romans : Righteousness from Heaven
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwe Preaching the Word - Ephesians : The Mystery of the Body of Christ
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwtt Preaching the Word - 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus : To Guard the Deposit
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwh Preaching the Word - Hebrews, Volume 1 : An Anchor for the Soul
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwh Preaching the Word - Hebrews, Volume 2 : An Anchor for the Soul
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwja Preaching the Word - James : Faith That Works
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwsm Preaching the Word - The Sermon on the Mount : The Message of the Kingdom
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwnumbers Preaching the Word - Numbers : God's Presence in the Wilderness
    by Iain M. Duguid
  • Ptw2cor Preaching the Word - 2 Corinthians : Power in Weakness
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwgenesis Preaching the Word - Genesis : Beginning and Blessing
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwexodus Preaching the Word - Exodus : Saved for God's Glory
    by Philip Graham Ryken
  • Ptwisaiah Preaching the Word - Isaiah : God Saves Sinners
    by Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.
  • Ptwdaniel Preaching the Word - Daniel : The Triumph of God's Kingdom
    by Rodney Stortz
  • Ptwphilip Preaching the Word: Philippians : The Fellowship of the Gospel
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptw1sam Preaching the Word - 1 Samuel : Looking for a Leader
    by John Woodhouse
  • Ptw12petjude Preaching the Word - 1 & 2 Peter and Jude : Sharing Christ's Sufferings
    by David R. Helm
  • Ptwecclesiastes Preaching the Word - Ecclesiastes : Why Everything Matters
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwleviticus Preaching the Word - Leviticus : Holy God, Holy People
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptw12thessalonians Preaching the Word - I and II Thessalonians : The Hope of Salvation
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwrevelation Preaching the Word - Revelation : The Spirit Speaks to the Churches
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Ptwproverbs Preaching the Word - Proverbs : Wisdom that Works
    by R. Kent Hughes
  • Critical Reviews

    This series will minister to a pastor's soul as well as give him an immense resource for his preaching. And it will minister to the parishioner wonderfully in personal Bible study. The reader will be filled with fresh thoughts about our Lord as well as joyful encouragement for himself. That is what happened to me in reading this.
    Dr. Ken Taylor (1917-2005), translator, Living Bible
    With this series, evangelicalism may now claim its own William Barclay. While remaining true to the text and its original meaning, Dr. Hughes helps us face the personal, ethical, theological, and practical questions which the text wants to answer in the presence of living God and his illuminating Holy Spirit.
    Dr. Walter C. Kaiser, Jr, Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts
    The Preaching the Word Commentary is one of my favorites. The focus upon explaining the text with preaching it as the goal makes the series resonate with the priorities of the pulpit. No academic aloofness here, but down-to-earth, preacher-to-preacher meat for God's people.
    Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
    The single best resource for faithful biblical exposition today. A great boon for genuine reformation!
    Timothy George, Dean, Samford University, Beeson Divinity School
    Throughout the Christian centuries, from Chrysostom and Augustine through Luther, Calvin, and Matthew Henry, to Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Ray Stedman, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors. Kent Hughes stands in this great tradition, and his exciting expositions uphold it worthily.
    Dr. J. I. Packer, Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia