Shelf Life Book Review: The Story of God Bible Commentary

Jon Jordan

The Story of God Bible Commentary: Philippians
Zondervan, 2013

In this volume of the new Story of God Commentary series, Lynn Cohick approaches each section of the brief letter of Philippians in three ways.

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In “Listen to the Story,” she reviews the biblical text and provides applicable references to similar passages. Cohick explores the meaning of Paul’s letter, addresses interpretive issues, and relates each section to other biblical texts in the “Explain the Story” section. Finally, in “Live the Story,” she offers practical thoughts on how to allow the Scriptures to guide our lives today.

Although this resource is appropriate for those without a scholarly background, footnotes offer alternate interpretations of the text, further explanation of difficult topics, and resources for further study.

Cohick and editors Scot McKnight and Tremper Longman III provide a resource that illuminates the ancient context of Philippians for today.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 6 No. 2