Robert N Houston
A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Eerdmans, 1987.
This commentary was thrilling to read: Thoughtful, beautifully written, and challenging. Buy a copy, get your Bible, and pray for the Holy Spirit's help. You will not be disappointed. HEBREWS is now one of my favorite books in the Bible. Highly recommended.
The Letters of John. TNTC. InterVarsity Press, 1988.
I am a huge fan of John Stott. Some of his books have greatly impacted me. Unfortunately this commentary does not. I found it hard to follow and badly organized. If you want Stott at his very best, read THE CROSS OF CHRIST or his wonderful commentary on ROMANS.
The Message of Isaiah. BST. InterVarsity Press, 1996.
Read Motyer's commentary along with this wonderful commentary by Webb. Combined with the Scripture and the Holy Spirit, both books profoundly impacted me. Highly recommend Webb's commentary. Get ready for a blessing! It is THAT good!
Let’s Study the Letters of John. LSS. Banner of Truth, 2008.
Half-way through the commentary. But I love Hamilton's ability to say profound things in short, concise sentences. Beautifully written and perfect for devotional use. Highly recommended.
Isaiah: God Saves Sinners. PtW. Crossway, 2005.
Difficult to rank. Reads much like a novel based on the Bible. In some instances beautiful and lyrical. Yet the verses often get lost in a sea of poetic discourse. Motyer and Webb helped me understand the passages. If you are looking for poetry and beautiful prose, you will like this book. But if you are seeking to understand the text, this book may leave you frustrated.
Genesis. INT. Westminster John Knox Press, 1986.
I find the commentary disappointing, full of blah blah blah combined with this and that! Using Freud to help explain "the sin of Ham" was too much for me. Either I am not as smart as I need to be to understand Genesis. Or the author of the commentary is too eager to rely on intellect rather than guidance from a more supernatural source. Sorry folks. This one went to the dumpster.
Isaiah. UBOT. Hendrickson Publishers, 1999.
Not to sound snarky but not a big fan of Goldingay. His writings don't "click" with me for some reason. Apparently others strongly disagree!!! I will stick with Motyer and Webb...the first thorough and profound..the second succinct and yet insightful.
The Prophecy of Isaiah. InterVarsity Press, 1998.
Motyer's knowledge and profound insights shine through. What adjective best describes this commentary? Brilliant comes to mind! Highly recommended.
The Message of Romans. BST. InterVarsity Press, 1994.
Written by John Stott. What else is there to say? Awesome! Highly recommend.
Romans. 4 Vols. JMB. Baker Books, 2005.
Boice at his best! Clear, organized, and insightful. Highly recommend.