Bible commentaries are rarely so brief, and even more rarely so insightful or helpful. Bo Giertz's trilogy of New Testament commentaries read as short devotions that not only give the reader a better understanding of the factual context in which these Scriptures were written, but also how they apply to people in their everyday lives. Moving passage by passage, Giertz brings the law to bear in soul searching simplicity before preaching Christ and him crucified for the forgiveness of sins to all who have ears to hear.
This first volume covers the synoptic gospels, highlighting the unique perspective that Matthew, Mark, and Luke bring to us about the earthly life of Jesus. Each section begins with a brief introduction to the book, its author, and its place in history. The subsequent chapters each focus on a single pericope, bursting with gospel insights that will enrich the faith of the pastor and the layman alike.
About the Authors
Bo Giertz (1905-1998) spent his youth as a militant atheists before his conversion in college set him to become an apologist for the Christian faith, a beloved novelist, pastor and bishop in the church of Sweden. These commentaries were written in retirement after a long life carefully studying both the scriptures and the human soul.
Rev. Bror Erickson serves as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Farmington, New Mexico. He graduated from Concordia University Irvine in 2000 where he studied apologetics under Dr. Rosenbladt, and Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 2004. He likes to translate the works of Bo Giertz and Hermann Sasse. He also enjoys writing reviews for Amazon.com and critiquing modern culture with the Gospel.