The Bible Speaks Today Series

The Bible Speaks Today Series

Series edited by J. A. Motyer and John Stott

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Edited by J.A. Motyer and the late John R. W. Stott, the Bible Speaks Today commentaries are characterized by what Stott called a "threefold ideal . . . to expound the biblical text with accuracy, to relate it to contemporary life and to be readable." As such, each contributor in this series is both a noted scholar and a working pastor.

The BST series covers all sixty-six books of the bible (Old and New Testaments) in fifty-five volumes. If you preach or teach from Scripture, the Bible Speaks Today series will help you apply the timeless biblical message to the everyday experiences of your listeners. And if you study the Bible on your own, these volumes will be a helpful resource focusing on the significance of God's Word for your own life and work.

Originally published in 1968, the first title in the series was Stott's The Message of Galatians. It went on to become an incredibly beloved commentary, providing "excellent models for expository preachers, combining clarity of communication with careful exegesis, theological literacy and wise application. But they have also been eminently devotional," said Derek Tidball, series editor of the companion Bible Speaks Today Themes series. In the years since this series was first launched, more than one million copies have been sold of the Old and New Testament volumes.

"The Bible Speaks Today series delivers on its promise: it allows us to truly hear the Scriptures in their original contexts, and empowers us to clearly communicate them in our own."

—Mark Buchanan, author and pastor

 
The Bible Speaks Today Series
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  • Length: 55 volumes
  • ISBN: 978-0-87784-925-4
  • Item Code: 0925

In a Twitter Q A, Tim Keller said one of his favorite New Testament commentaries is the BST: twitter.com/timkellernyc/status/493821742268551168

Tim Keller via Twitter

"I have found the Bible Speaks Today volumes inspirational and scholarly, and of enormous practical use."

Steven Gaukroger

"The Bible Speaks Today is a fine resource that works at listening to the message in the original situation of the biblical books and hearing God's Word for today through the Scriptures."

Christina Baxter

"These volumes are models of fruitful exposition."

J. I. Packer

"Transformation changes God's people and empowers the church to be Christ's body in the world. The Bible Speaks Today series has been written with just this transformation in mind and succeeds in helping it to happen. I have seen it!"

Mark Labberton

"The Bible Speaks Today series delivers on its promise: it allows us to truly hear the Scriptures in their original contexts, and empowers us to clearly communicate them in our own [contexts]. . . . With an eye to the preacher, these commentaries have helped me 'bring out of [the] storeroom new treasures as well as old (Mt 13:52)."

Mark Buchanan, author and pastor

"I recommend them wholeheartedly."

D. Stuart Briscoe

"Represents first-quality biblical scholarship from an evangelical perspective."

Preaching Magazine

"Popular and useful for every pastor, teacher and thoughtful believer."

Southwestern Journal of Theology

"The Bible Speaks Today series of biblical commentaries have earned a justified welcome place in the collections of preacher/pastors for their popular expositions of Bible books brought by well-credentialed scholars."

John de Hoog, Vox Reformata
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David J. Atkinson
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Joyce G. Baldwin
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J. Alec Motyer
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Derek Tidball
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Raymond Brown
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Raymond Brown
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David G. Firth
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Michael Wilcock
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David J. Atkinson
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Mary J. Evans
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Michael Wilcock
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John W. Olley
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Robert Fyall
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Raymond Brown
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David G. Firth
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David J. Atkinson
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Michael Wilcock
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Michael Wilcock
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David J. Atkinson
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Derek Kidner
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Christopher J. H. Wright
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Christopher J. H. Wright
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Barry G. Webb
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Dale Ralph Davis
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Christopher J. H. Wright
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Derek Kidner
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J. Alec Motyer
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Rosemary Nixon
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Peter Adam
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Barry G. Webb
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E. Michael Green
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Donald English
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Michael Wilcock
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Bruce Milne
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John Stott
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John Stott
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David Prior
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Paul Barnett
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John Stott
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John Stott
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J. Alec Motyer
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John Stott
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Raymond Brown
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J. Alec Motyer
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Edmund P. Clowney
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Dick Lucas and Christopher Green
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David Jackman
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Michael Wilcock
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J. Alec Motyer

J. Alec Motyer (1924–2016) was a renowned Old Testament pastor and scholar. With extensive experience in parish ministry, he was principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England, and was well known as a Bible expositor. His books include The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he was the Old Testament editor of The Bible Speaks Today series.

Read about his legacy in this article in memoriam from the Gospel Coalition.

John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.