"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 Author
Landon Dowden (M.Div.,M.Th.,Ph.D. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) is lead pastor at The Church at Trace Crossing, Tupelo, Mississippi. He is married to Tara and father to Arabella, Adelaide, Adoniram, and Alastair. With the firm belief that the gospel is the only hope for aligning our lives with God’s Word. Landon is committed to verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible because “nothing is better for God’s people than God’s Word.”
Landon Dowden's Ezekiel is the best available pastoral commentary on this significant book of the Bible. Dowden provides a responsible exegesis of Ezekiel, grounds it in the hope of the gospel, applies it to the lives of ordinary people, and communicates it in a lucid and lively manner. Highly recommended.
Some commentators either write for an academic audience or for preachers who are just trying to get a word for Sunday morning. The expositor's commentary is exactly what it promises. It is technical enough to appreciate the excellent scholarship, but also comprehensible for a layperson who is preparing a Bible study class. As I would have expected, Dr. Dowden gives radical attention to what the text acutally says, not what we would like for it to say. I will look forward to collecting the whole set.