Publisher InterVarsity Press
The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (TNTC) have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelicals scholars, including F. F. Bruce, Leon Morris, N. T. Wright, and Donald Guthrie, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament.Formerly distributed by Eerdmans Publishing Co., InterVarsity Press is pleased to begin offering this series as a compliment to the popular Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (TOTC). Like the TOTCs, the TNTC volumes are designed to help readers understand what the Bible actually says and what it means. The aim throughout is to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.
This book appears in the following featured collections.
- John Piper's NT Commentary Recommendations by Desiring God Ministries (John Piper)
- Building a Commentary Library - New Testament by Invitation to Biblical Interpretation
I am a commentary flyweight who ran into a welterweight commentary. What I want from these Tyndale volumes is a nice intro that positions me to understand the author, time, place, message, etc... and then a commentary that tells me in English what each section of the book is about. If the author can take me somewhat deeper while still maintaining understanding and has pastoral thoughts and applications so much the better. This commentary explains every single Greek phrase and often word in detail including all the connecting words. There is no overview, there is only word by word explanations often about why various English versions are wrong. I ended up knowing less than when I started and I got a headache. This is John Piper's favorite commentary on 1 Peter. I don't want to read Piper's favorite books. I want Piper, or Bruce, Wright or Moo, to digest these types of commentaries and then after grinding them through their mighty cognitive processes to tell me what the book is about. I recommend it highly for everyone who has a better education in Scripture than I do which is probably anyone reading this review.
What a great piece. Excels in common sense which is valued very much by this viewer, much more than the speculative and theoretical. Found that reading this after doing my own work often furthered and clarified my own thought. Thourough discussions of tough texts. Really should be the go-to for introductory readers along with Marshall's from the IVPNTC series.
Grudem’s commentary is necessarily short because of the limitations of the TNTC series. While it does not engage with a lot of secondary literature, it does provide sound, introductory-level explanation and application. Carson points out that the appendix on the “spirits in prison” passage warrants the price of the volume, regardless of whether or not you find that you agree with him. [Full Review]
I am sad that Grudem has not produced more commentaries. I was very impressed the amount he was able to pack into this very small commentary. This book has done so much in helping better understand some of the exegetical issues in book, especially around the end of Chapter 3. Overall, a great commentary that needs to be on everyone's shelf, along with Schriener and Clowney.
With Jobes, this volume was most helpful in my study. His argument concerning the "Spirits in Prison" passage is very persuasive and thorough. I would say this and Jobes are "musts" for preaching through 1 Peter.
Grudem's commentary on 1 Peter is another helpful introductory level commentary on this book of Scripture. Like all of the Tyndale commentaries, it is clear and concise. [Full Review]