Item description for Commentary-Acts (NIV Application Commentary) by Ajith Fernando...
Overview Acts, which is part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of Acts can have the same powerful impact today that it did when Luke first wrote it.
Publishers Description Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable -- but the job is only half done! The NIV Application Commentary Series helps us with both halves of the interpretive task. This new and unique series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into modern context. It explains not only what the Bible means but also how it can speak powerfully today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.51" Width: 6.32" Height: 1.36" Weight: 2.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 8, 1998
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series NIV Application Commentary
ISBN 0310494109 ISBN13 9780310494102 UPC 025986494100
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More About Ajith Fernando
Ajith Fernando (ThM, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka after serving as the ministry's national director for thirty-five years. He and his wife, Nelun, are active in a church ministering primarily to the urban poor, and his ministry includes counseling and mentoring younger staff and pastors. He is the author of seventeen books published in nineteen languages. Ajith lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with his wife, and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Commentary-Acts (NIV Application Commentary)?
Acts. Ajith Fernando Feb 10, 2007
An excellent resource tool for students and preachers alike. It provides good textual analysis allied to insightful and clear contextual bridges to contemporary society.
Good Series Nov 10, 2006
I am very pleased with this series of commentaries. They have done a great job of both exegesis and hermeneutics. This particular commentary in Acts meets the high standard of the series.
The family of faith May 21, 2001
Fernando offers the 21st Century family of faith a very helpful bridge into the 1st Century family of faith in the Book of Acts. His commentary includes historical-cultural comments, "bridging the centuries" comments and contemporary application comments. Fernando writes from the refreshing perspective of life in ministry in Sri Lanka, offering a missiological perspective to his contemporary comments about the church, the great commission and practical implications for the Gospel of Jesus Christ as God people continue to "go into all the world and make disciples of all nations". I've drawn upon this resource through two separate preaching excursions through the Book of Acts and continue to discover riches both in the Book of Acts and in today's family of faith, the living Body of Christ.
For two other titles concerning the family of faith, look at "The Family Cloister: Benedictine Wisdom for the Home" (Crossroad, 2000), and "The Family Toolbox: 52 Benedictine Activities for the Home" (Crossroad, September 2001), by written by David Robinson. God's best to you and your family of faith.
From the persepctive of the Mission Field Apr 15, 2000
Ajith Frenando's commentary immediately struck me as arising from the persepctive of one working every day in the Mission Field. He clearly understands that Acts witnesses to the power of the Spirit who equip God's people for witness and service. One can easily see that the author believes in the gifts of the Spirit and the fact that these did not disappear with the Apostolic age. Fernando's commentary has many unique features, notably the "life application" and "bridging" sections that try to connect the witness of the Book of Acts to our Christian walk in the 21st century. Missing is the original Greek along/under the English (NIV) translation. Though not a critical deficiency, it would have been useful to have the Greek nearby as a reference. Having a good study bible along side will provide additional cross references to aid in understanding the text. Having taught the Book of Acts for a number of years, and having referred to numerous other commentaries, it is refreshing to read a commentary which believes that what the early church experienced of the Spirit's power and equipping we are to also experience today. Along with all this, his scholarship shines through. A must-have in a bible teacher's library.
Good insights from a "3rd world" prospective. Apr 16, 1999
I was glad to see the editors chose Ajith Fernando as the author of the study of Acts. It is good to read a perspective of the Early Church from someone who is not from North America or Eurpoe. Ajith is from and ministers in Sri Lanka. His illustration concerning prejudice in the Acts, Chapter 10, was enlightening.